Virtual Mondays for Grades 6-12
(Jacksonville Middle School & Jacksonville High School)
JNPSD will offer virtual learning days for scholars in grades 6-12 on Mondays each week, beginning Monday, October 12th and continuing through the end of January 2021. In January, we will re-evaluate and assess the need to continue or discontinue the practice.
JNPSD is making this change primarily to help ease the burden on our secondary school faculty where all classes are combined with on-site and virtual scholars. We have surveyed our teachers, listened to their concerns, and their feedback is clear: the amount of work required with our current model of instruction is not sustainable. Virtual Mondays will give teachers protected time for the added tasks that have come with this unusual school year, and are designed to bring relief and additional support to both our scholars and our teachers. The day will be very structured for staff with specific blocks of time dedicated to such things as grading and providing feedback to scholars, time for instructional support and interventions with scholars, and time for developing instructional materials (videos, resources, hyperdocs).
Virtual Mondays give parents the option to have their child learn from home or attend school on campus. Scholars who choose to learn from home on Mondays will not be counted absent as long as they complete the required online attendance documentation. Class instruction on Virtual Mondays will be 100% online instruction. Virtual Mondays are designed to be beneficial days for both teachers and scholars.
Bus transportation will be provided for scholars who need to come to school on these days, and meal service will be provided on-site for breakfast and lunch. Access to campus services will not be denied to any scholar needing additional services. Scholars who remain at home can pick up meals at bus stops previously publicized in our community updates posted on JNP social media and website (www.jnpsd.org).
New schedule for onsite students grades 6-12 (beginning October 12)
Monday: Virtual Learning (on-site scholars may login to Google Classroom from home for virtual learning OR come to school in person to complete virtual work on campus.)
Scholars who choose to come to school on Monday to complete their virtual work on campus will check in as normal, follow screening protocols, and be assigned to a designated area to complete their assignments for the day. On Virtual Mondays, scholars will focus on attending any live intervention sessions with teachers, completing any missed assignments or assessments, completing their review lessons for each class, and if there is time remaining, they will work in “My Path” lessons that are aligned to NWEA test results.
Tuesday-Friday: On-site/Blended Learning (on-site scholars continue to come to school in person)