COVID-19 Return to School Plan

  • Introduction
    Hixson Middle School will transition students in the responsive learning plan back to school for in person learning five days per week on November 11, 2020. Please read this document carefully, and be sure to reach out to the Hixson administration with any questions you may have.

    Schedule for the first week of school
    Hixson students in the responsive learning plan will start returning to school on Wednesday, November 11. Students enrolled in the responsive learning plan with last names that begin with A-K will return to school on November 11 for a full day of in person learning. Students in the responsive learning plan with last names that begin with L-Z will return to school on November 12 for a full day of in person learning. On November 13, all students enrolled in the responsive learning program will return to school for in person learning. The purpose of this staggered start is to give us an opportunity to try our health and safety procedures and make adjustments before all students in the responsive plan are back in person on November 13.

    Because the virtual and responsive learning plans share Hixson teachers, both plans must always have the same schedule. This allows teachers to maintain the same pace in the curriculum for virtual and responsive students. This is also necessary because some teachers teach both responsive and virtual students. For these reasons, students in the virtual learning plan will follow the schedule below during the week of November 9, as well as follow the same seven period daily schedule as the students in the responsive plan. Our bell schedules can be found on pages 3-5.

    RETURN TO SCHOOL SCHEDULE

    Date Plan for the Day
    November 9 Teacher Prep Day and asynchronous learning for all students
    November 10 Teacher Prep Day and asynchronous learning for all students
    November 11 Students in the responsive learning plan with names that start with A - K attend school for a full day of in-person learning. Students in the virtual program whose last name starts with A - K engage in synchronous learning.

    Asynchronous learning for virtual and responsive learning plan students with last names L - Z.
    November 12 Students in the responsive learning plan with names that start with L - Z attend school for a full day of in-person learning. Students in the virtual program whose last name starts with L - Z engage in synchronous learning.

    Asynchronous learning for virtual and responsive learning plan students with last names A - K.
    November 13 All students in the responsive learning plan return to school for a full day of in-person learning.
    Synchronous instruction for all students in the virtual learning program resumes.