Re-Entry: Schedules

  • clock Instructional Models & Schedules

    The instructional models in this plan have been designed utilizing best practices in instruction, input from all stakeholders and following the New York State guidelines. To develop these models, the district considered the following:

    • Leveraging the strength of in-person instruction as much as possible following social distancing and safety guidelines;
    • Providing flexibility to meet the needs of individual students and family needs, as well as the need to potentially pivot from one model to another; and
    • Addressing students’ academic, social and emotional needs while delivering high-quality, rigorous instruction.

    In all models, the school district calendar will be followed and students are expected to be in attendance every day unless they are legally excused from school.

    Models of Instruction: School Opening

    If the Finger Lakes meets opening requirements (a daily infection rate below 5 percent using a 14-day average), Geneva City School District families will choose one of the Instruction Options below.

    Additionally, those opting for in-person or hybrid instruction will have the following time schedule (subject to change in the final plan):

    Geneva High School

    • School opens Sept. 10 for Cohort B (Last Names M–Z, attending in-person Thursday & Friday, remote Monday–Wednesday); virtual instruction also opens Sept. 10 for virtual students and Cohort A.
    • School opens Sept. 14 for Cohort A (Last Names A–L, attending in-person Monday & Tuesday, remote Wednesday–Friday)
    • 7:20 a.m. drop-off
    • 2:25 p.m. dismissal

    For more details, see GHS Bell Schedule.

    Geneva Middle School

    • School opens Sept. 10 for Cohort B (last names M–Z, attending in-person Thursday & Friday, remote Monday–Wednesday); virtual instruction also opens Sept. 10 for virtual students and Cohort A.
    • School opens Sept. 14 for Cohort A (last names A–L, attending in-person Monday & Tuesday, remote Wednesday–Friday)
    • 7:20 a.m. drop-off
    • 2:25 p.m. dismissal

    North Street School

    • School opens Sept. 10 for last names A–K; they do not attend Sept. 11; virtual instruction also opens Sept. 10
    • School opens Sept. 11 for last names L–Z
    • School opens for all students Sept. 14 for in-person instruction five days a week
    • 9:10 a.m. drop-off
    • 3:35 dismissal

    West Street School

    • School opens Sept. 10 for last names A–K; they do not attend Sept. 11; virtual instruction also opens Sept. 10
    • School opens Sept. 11 for last names L–Z
    • School opens for all students Sept. 14 for in-person instruction five days a week
    • 8:10 a.m. drop-off
    • 2:35 p.m. dismissal

Instruction Options

  • For K–5 children:

    Option 1: In-Person Learning

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    Students attend school daily for face-to-face instruction with teachers.

    • Teachers will use a blended model of instruction to prepare for a potential move to hybrid/remote learning.
    • Class sizes will be reduced and staffing will be assigned to cover all classes.
    • Non-traditional spaces will be utilized to maximize social distancing.
    • A cohort model will be used to the extent possible to limit mass movement and interaction.
    • Staggered start/end times for school days for elementary will be necessary for transportation and social distancing purposes.

     

  • For 6–12 children:

    Option 1: Hybrid Learning

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    Students attend a combination of in-person and remote learning.

    • Students will attend two or three days a week following an A/B model.
    • Independent learning activities will be provided for remote learning days.
    • Student attendance will be collected each day and virtual support sessions will be available for students on remote days.
    • Students who require additional services (special education, English as a New Language) will be considered for daily in-person attendance.

       

  • For K–5 children:

    Option 2: Virtual Learning 

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    Online learning regardless of which level of in-person learning occurs.

    • 100% of instruction will be remote, and
    • Students will be taught virtually in a combination of live and independent learning tasks that align with in-person curriculum, assessments, assignments and grading.

    Elementary students must choose this option for the entire school year; students may be able to return to in-person instruction midyear, depending on openings.

    Students with documented medical conditions that prevent them from attending in-person will be provided a virtual learning option.

  • For 6–12 children:

    Option 2: Virtual Learning

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    Online learning regardless of which level of in-person learning occurs.

    • 100% of instruction will be remote.
    • Students will be taught virtually in a combination of live and independent learning tasks that align with in-person curriculum, assessments, assignments and grading. 

    Secondary students must choose this option by semester; course offerings may not be the same as in-person options.

    Students with documented medical conditions that prevent them from attending in-person will be provided a virtual learning option.

  • Models of Instruction: School Closure or Student Quarantine

    If the Finger Lakes does not meet opening requirements or the district is required to close at any point because of COVID-19, all Geneva City School students not already enrolled in Virtual Learning will revert to a remote model; additionally, students who are quarantined at any point will also revert to a remote model for the duration of quarantine. 

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    Remote Learning

    • Learning must take place at home.
    • Students maintain enrollment in the school district.
    • Curriculum and instruction are delivered virtually and/or with paper/pencil options.
    • A combination of live classes and independent learning will be utilized.
    • Attendance, assessments and grading will align with an in-person model of instruction.
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Last Modified on September 8, 2020