Fall schedule announced
July 9, 2020
After extensive discussion, research, consultation with other districts, and reflection on current pandemic protocols, Great Oaks has determined an opening plan for high school.
We will start the year on an A/B schedule. Students will be divided into two groups, with the A group on campus Monday/Thursday and the B group on campus Tuesday/Friday, with Wednesday as a remote learning/remote assistance day for all. Half of our juniors and half of our seniors will be on campus at a time. With this schedule, lessons will be designed to maximize the amount of hands-on work that students have in their career lab while on campus.
The A/B schedule will be used for the first quarter, until Friday, October 16. After that, our plan is to return to a full schedule, with all students attending every day (with masks, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning).
This gives us the chance to start the school year with a smaller group of students in the building each day. During this time, we’ll be able to ensure that the proper health and cleaning protocols are in place and working properly—and that our students and staff are practicing safe and healthy behavior.
Our teachers and students will maximize learning on a blended schedule during the first quarter, and we will be prepared for any changes needed for the rest of the school year.
We continue to finalize procedures for the first quarter. Watch this site for more information as it develops.
Of course, should state officials, health officials, or changing conditions mandate a different plan, we will adapt.
We appreciate the work of our teachers, staff and students throughout the past several months, and know that together we will create a learning environment that prepares our students for success.
Planning for fall 2020
Summer is here, and we’re busy making plans for the start of the school year.
We’ve all been living with new health and safety measures for several months. Social distancing, the use of face masks, and additional cleaning are part of our lives. When the school year begins, those same practices could affect the school day.
We are committed to providing the best educational experience for our students. With that in mind, task forces at Great Oaks are now preparing for the fall. We’re discussing how to structure classes if we must limit the number of students at the campus at one time, what changes in our daily schedule might be needed due to social distancing, how to ensure that all of our students stay healthy, how to keep our buildings sanitized, and more.
Career-technical education is a hands-on education. The state-of-the-art and professional quality labs on our campuses exist to give students the chance to experience their chosen career field. Students must be able to practice and do what they learn, and so our commitment is to provide an education that prepares graduates for a career, for college, and for life—just as we have done for 50 years.
As we know more about the challenges we’ll face in August due to COVID-19, we’ll finalize plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Until then, we’ll keep you up to date on our work. We appreciate your trust in Great Oaks, and when school opens, our students will continue on their path to a successful future.