THE RE-ENTRY PLAN
Although we will begin the school year with Stage 1 - Distance Learning, our ultimate goal is to move to Stage 3 - Traditional Learning, full reopening, as quickly as possible. This can only be done with parent, student, and community cooperation and partnership as well as approval from the necessary State and County agencies.
We strongly encourage each family to read the information outlined below, weigh the implications as it pertains to them, and continue to take every precaution to protect their family and loved ones.
Pilibos is prepared for our instructional model to change or to be modified at any point in time over the next academic year. Our families need to be prepared for the possibility of such changes, and agree to abide by the School's decisions as those changes occur. Let's continue to build our strong partnership and support one another throughout this tumultuous time. We thank you ahead of time for your continued unconditional support of and trust in Pilibos.
Students and teachers
will engage in virtual
only classes, activities,
Students will have both
in-person and distance
Students may opt to
continue with only
Students will return to School
in a model that is similar to
with minor adjustments.
August 17, 2020 - end of 1st quarter or when deemed appropriate
Students and teachers will engage in virtual classes, activities, and events.
We are continuing to develop a more robust distance learning program, which will include new programming, a full school day schedule, as well as activities and events that will promote the social-emotional well-being of our Scholars.
Each Faculty member will have their own website, which will consist of everything necessary for their Scholars' learning, such as links to Google Classroom, Zoom session invitations, syllabi, assignments, resources, and more.
Our goal is to make the distance learning landscape as intuitive and comprehensive as possible for all stakeholders - students, parents, and faculty.
It is important to note that the information, guidelines, and protocols presented within our Resiliency Plan may change in accordance with changes in the public health situation and local, State, and Federal guidelines and policies. In moving to a hybrid learning model, we will continue to accommodate all Pilibos families that choose to continue with only distance learning. Once we have been deemed to enter Stage 2 - Hybrid Learning, we will offer our families the opportunity to choose the option of in-person or continued distance learning.
Anticipate for the 2nd quarter and beyond, until circumstances change moving us forward to Stage 3.
Our return to School Hybrid Learning model will be staged and staggered, ultimately consisting of:
- Small cohorts
- Monday-Thursday in-person block schedule learning
- Friday distance learning
- Distance learning days will be utilized for deep cleaning and sanitizing of the entire campus
- When appropriate, Scholars will be invited to campus for additional curricular and co-curricular activities and events.
Stage 2 - Hybrid Learning will allow for TK-8th Grade Scholars to return to campus in a staged and staggered timeline. The Hybrid Learning model consists of having students in small cohorts, or groups, on campus Monday-Thursday that would remain together in the same classroom and outdoor areas throughout the day. The cohort will engage in their learning, breaks, lunch, and other activities together, with no inter-mingling with other cohorts. Each cohort will consist of approximately 10-16 students and will follow a block schedule throughout the day to further reduce additional interactions.
When deemed appropriate, we will shift to Stage 3 - Traditional Learning to allow for an adjusted “pre-pandemic” model.
Sample Block Schedule
TK-8th Grades Cohort Model
*Please note, that Groups A-J do not correspond to a specific grade. When we move to Stage 2, we will communicate the designations of the divisions.
9th-12th Grades Cohort Model
The in-person instruction for high school will include STEM labs, performing arts, academies and other co-curricular activities that will provide social and emotional learning opportunities and build community.
School arrival and departure will follow a staggered schedule as well (see sample block schedule). This will help with flow of traffic, controlling crowding of entrance/exit points, and reducing points of contact. Please keep in mind that ONLY students will be allowed on campus. Parents will not be allowed on campus at arrival/departure times, nor throughout the day.
We will have at least 4 different entrance/exit gates (3 on Alexandria and 1 on Mariposa). Each student must enter/exit only from the gate they are assigned. The implementation of these safety measures may require additional time, therefore, we appreciate parents’ patience and cooperation throughout the process.
Regardless of when students arrive on campus, upon entering, they will be required to go to their first period class. Once the day is complete, students must be picked up during the Pick-Up window times. We ask for strict adherence to this schedule. In the cases of siblings, we will make those accommodations as necessary.
Our Ultimate Goal!
Students will return to School in a model that is similar to pre-pandemic conditions with minor adjustments, which will be made in accordance to State and County Health Officer orders. Class sizes will be adjusted to pre-pandemic sizes and will follow our regular bell schedule.