Chariho Reopening Update September 1, 2020 

Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Public Interaction (Updated as of 7/31/20)

Dear Chariho Community, 


Over the last few months, we have worked very closely with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and followed the guidance of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to create multiple scenarios to ensure that all of our students will have access to a high-quality education at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. None of these decisions have been easy to reach, and while no scenario is perfect we feel confident knowing that we let both the science around COVID-19 and the priority of keeping our students safe guide our decision making.  


We have consulted with our school community, including our administrators, teachers, students and families to ensure that the protocols and procedures in place create a positive learning environment regardless of what scenario we begin the school year with. We heard from our community that parents and families should have the option to keep their students home regardless of scenario and that is now reflected in our reopening plans. 


Following the guidance of RIDE and RIDOH, which is predicated by the current science and data as it pertains to COVID-19, we are beginning our school year under the following reopening scenario. 

NOTE: If you have registered for Distance Learning, the schedule below does not impact you. This information is for those who are returning to in person learning only.

Elementary School

All Kindergarten-Grade 4 students will begin in-person on Monday 9/14. 

Pre- Kindergarten will begin on 9/16.

Elementary School hours: 8:35am-3:20pm 

Drop-off: 8:25am-8:35am* Pick-up: 3:20pm 


Chariho Regional Middle School 

School hours: 7:30am-2:15pm

Drop-off: 7:20am-7:30am* Pick-up: 2:15pm 

*Early drop-off is not allowed  due to social distancing criteria

Grade

M. 9/14

Tu. 9/15

W. 9/16

Th. 9/17

F. 9/18

5th

In-person

In-person

In-person

In-person

In-person

6th

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

In-person

In-person

In-person

7th

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

In-person

In-person

8th


Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

In-person


Based on the phase in, all Middle School Students will be in a full In Person Reopen Scenario by September 18th.


Chariho Regional High School and CHARIHOtech 

School hours: 7:30am-2:15pm

Drop-off: 7:20am-7:30am* Pick-up: 2:15pm 

*Early drop-off is not allowed  due to social distancing criteria


We are doing a staggered start here for the first 10 days of school. Our High School is our largest population. Therefore to ensure time to practice new protocols (i.e. hallways, lunches, classrooms) it will be important to ease into a full reopening. 


Last Name

M. 9/14

Tu. 9/15 & W. 9/16

Th. 9/17 & F. 9/18

M. 9/21

Tu. 9/22 & W. 9/23

Th. 9/24 & F. 9/25

A-J

Distance Learning

In-person

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

In-person

Distance Learning

K-Z

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

In-person

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

In-person

Based on the phase in, all High School Students will be in a full In Person Reopen Scenario by the week of September 28th.


Chariho Alternative Learning Academy (CALA) 

All students attending CALA Grades 5-12 will begin full  in-person on Monday 9/14. 


Registered for Distance Learning

All Kindergarten-Grade 12 students enrolled in Distance Learning will begin online on 9/14. Pre- K will begin on 9/16.

Distance learning is integrated with in-person programs and is for the entire first quarter for middle school and high school students and the entire trimester for elementary students. Please note students registered for Distance Learning will remain in full distance learning for the quarter/trimester they are not returning to school during any of the phases.


As we begin the school year, we will continue to let the science around COVID-19 lead our decision making moving forward. We understand any and all concerns regarding sending your child/children back to school. We have very strict and thorough guidelines and protocols in place. The safety of our students, teachers and school staff is our number one priority and we feel confident in our ability to offer a high-quality education while keeping them safe in our schools. 


We will continuously provide updates and communicate any changes with you promptly and will make ourselves readily available for you to ask questions. In the meantime, please visit our district website for more information regarding reopening. Thank you for being a part of our community, and I look forward to a successful 2020-21 academic school year! 

 

Sincerely,

Gina M. Picard

Superintendent


Posted by Eric OBrien On 02 September, 2020 at 8:34 AM