On July 22, 2020, the Grandview Heights Schools Board of Education approved the Plan for Learning 2020-2021 (attached below). In addition, the district is moving the first day of classes for students to Monday, August 17th. This will allow for additional professional development and training for staff to ensure a safe and smooth transition for students.
When school reopens on August 17th, families will have two educational pathways to choose from:
- A School Based Pathway, which is linked to Governor Mike DeWine’s county level color alert system; however, additional conditions could also come into play should there be a more localized outbreak. School will be in person for all students when the alert level is yellow or orange. Students will be in the hybrid AM/PM model when the alert level is red. If the color alert is purple, students will be distance learning.
All in-person pathways include extensive plans for distancing, masks, sanitization, and increased cleanings.
Based on the current health and safety guidelines provided by the Franklin County Board of Health, the school year will start on the hybrid model. That means 50% of students will attend school in the morning and 50% of students will attend school during the afternoon.
OR families can choose:
- 100% Online Learning from home through a partnership with the Florida Virtual School. Families are asked to please commit to the Florida Virtual School option for their child for at least a trimester or quarter. That way, students can remain on-track and uninterrupted with the material covered in each pathway. It also allows the district to appropriately dedicate resources and staffing. On Monday, July 27th, families will receive an email specific to the Florida Virtual School online learning pathway. The deadline to sign up for the Florida Virtual School will be Tuesday, August 4th.
"This upcoming school year will be complex, varied, and unlike any other school year. We sought extensive input from our families and staff, and we knew we needed a plan that would ensure a high quality learning experience for students and allow us to pivot should we need to close our physical school doors again," said Superintendent Andy Culp.