School Schedules

The school district presently plans for the following elementary and secondary schedules as we return.

Elementary

  • All students every day.
  • Somewhat shorter day for students; same length of day for staff.
  • Students in socially distanced groups (pods) and masked (with mask breaks)  with their teachers for ½ day, then flipped and lunch, one special, a recess or downtime, work in support of the other half of the day’s teaching for ½ day, with a supervising adult.
  • Four day rotation for specials…art, music, physical education, library
  • Students eat lunch in the classroom.
  • Teachers have 45 min of planning time each day.
  • Students with the most intense disabilities will meet every day

Secondary 6 – 12

  • Students at each grade level divided by 1/3rds (Group A, B, and C)
  • Each group has two days of in person instruction followed by  four days of virtual learning
  • Teachers teach their regular schedule so the days students are virtual, they are still learning from assigned teacher
  • Students in grades 6 – 8 will eat in the large gym and students  in grades 9 – 12 will eat in the cafeterias
  • Some programs for students with the most intensive needs will meet in-person daily; we are still determining what will happen with other programs.

The school district continues to plan for a virtual option for students who do not return for in-person instruction.  While we believe we will be able to provide a fully virtual experience for those students, it may be with our staff or potentially, with a staff member from another school district and in concert with a regional approach being developed through Capital Region BOCES and its 24 component school districts.  A regional approach has the benefit of making more courses available, particularly at the secondary level.

For information about how school schedule information will be communicated to students, families and staff members, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.