September 17 statement about school breakfast and lunch
In response to the financial hardship felt nationwide as a result of COVID-19, the USDA has announced the opportunity to provide free meals to all of our students until December 31, 2020 or until funds are depleted. Beginning Thursday, September 17, 2020 all students enrolled at Great Oaks Career Campuses will not be charged for breakfast or lunch meals that meet the regular meal criteria per USDA guidelines. Students may receive one breakfast and one lunch daily at no cost. A-la-carte purchases will be charged as usual.
We are grateful for the additional assistance for our families who are struggling financially, but did not necessarily qualify for the free and reduced meal program. To ensure those families eligibility who would normally qualify for free and reduced meals beyond the program’s end, please continue to submit your free and reduced applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Information for fall 2020
Please note: The following information applies to high school students at Great Oaks campuses.
Our community, and the world, continues to adapt to the ongoing pandemic. In all that we do at Great Oaks, the safety and health of our students, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Whenever students, staff and visitors are together in a Great Oaks building, we expect that social distancing (at a minimum of 6 feet where and when possible) is practiced, face coverings will be worn by all, and the buildings and equipment will be frequently cleaned and sanitized. We also encourage such healthy personal habits as regular hand-washing.
The following information reflects the most recent planning; information can change if circumstances change.
What is blended learning, and how does it work at Great Oaks? Learn more here.
Update July 28, 2020
The A/B schedules for each campus have been determined and sent out. Here's the information for your campus:
Update July 20, 2020
Academic classes will be held online
In order to maximize the amount of hands-on, career-technical education available to students, all in-person classes will be in the career lab with the career-technical instructor. English, mathematics, social studies, and science classes will be held remotely. Students will spend all day two days per week in their career-technical program.
As part of this schedule, students will have time to meet individually with academic instructors while on campus, which will support their online learning. It also means that the same group of students will stay in the same room—their career lab—for the full day, reducing the number of times per day needed to sanitize rooms as we would if students changed classes for multiple periods daily.
Students will attend the campus on Mondays and Thursdays as part of the A group, or Tuesdays and Fridays as part of the B group. During the remaining three days, students will work remotely on academic work and other homework, with Wednesday set aside for one-on-one remote assistance.
This schedule will run for the first quarter, until October 16.
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