Omaha Public Faculties Broadcasts Fall Return To College Plan Together with ‘3/2’ Mannequin

On Friday, the Omaha Public Schools announced plans for a “responsible return to school” in the fall. To prepare for “multiple eventualities”, three different teaching models have been developed. On-site learning model: All students participate in one-to-one daily classes that meet public health requirements. Classes would “include technology for a mixed learning environment”. A 3/2 model for families: two predefined groups alternate between personal lessons and planned home learning. Around 50% of the students would be in school on any given day. Students whose last name begins with AK go to school on Monday and Tuesday. Students with the last name LZ will leave on Thursday and Friday. Groups alternate on Wednesdays, with the students still able to attend classes at home. This is the model OPS wants to start the school year with. Distance learning model: All students attend class at home. Much attention has been paid to physical distancing, including schedules for staggered overtaking times, not using lockers during the day, keeping interior doors open, and limiting contact with as many surfaces as possible. Officials said hand sanitizer and extra masks will be provided at each door. The discharge each day will be staggered. As for bus travel, students are loaded back to front, taking turns on which side of the bus the students sit on when possible. The interior of the buses is cleaned between each route. All shared teaching materials are cleaned between classes. Plexiglass barriers are installed in the offices of each school. Non-contact thermometers are used to evaluate students who are feeling sick. Students who show symptoms are isolated until a parent can take them in. At lunch, students must wash their hands before eating and are not allowed to eat across from each other. All seats will be six feet apart. Non-contact activities are recommended during the break. Professional development and social emotional support were also highlighted as part of the district plan. Superintendent Cheryl J. Logan said the plan was briefed by the Centers for Disease Control, the Nebraska Department of Education, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Douglas County Health Department. “We know routines will be different this fall. Smaller student groups, improved cleaning procedures, and protective equipment like masks will be required. Health experts tell us that masks are particularly critical to responsible personal return. We know the terms and the instructions . ” It is currently impossible to have an answer for every possibility and our plans have to adapt, but the work that has been done positions us well for the challenges and opportunities ahead. We know we cannot do this alone. Returning to school requires all of our participation, “she wrote.

On Friday, the Omaha Public Schools announced plans for a “responsible return to school” in the fall.

To prepare for “multiple eventualities”, three different teaching models have been developed.

  • On-site learning model: All students participate in one-to-one daily classes that meet public health requirements. Classes would “include technology for a mixed learning environment”.
  • A 3/2 model for families: two predefined groups alternate between personal lessons and planned home learning. Around 50% of the students would be in school on any given day. Students whose last name begins with AK go to school on Monday and Tuesday. Students with the last name LZ will leave on Thursday and Friday.
    Groups alternate on Wednesdays, with the students still able to attend classes at home. This is the model OPS wants to start the school year with.
  • Distance learning model: All students attend class at home.

Much attention has been paid to physical distancing, including schedules for staggered overtaking times, not using lockers during the day, keeping interior doors open, and limiting contact with as many surfaces as possible. Officials said hand sanitizer and extra masks will be provided at each door. The discharge each day will be staggered.

When driving the bus, students are loaded from the back to the front, alternating which side of the bus the students sit on if possible. The interior of the buses is cleaned between each route.

All shared teaching materials are cleaned between classes. Plexiglass barriers are installed in the offices of each school. Non-contact thermometers are used to evaluate students who are feeling sick. Students who show symptoms are isolated until a parent can take them in.

At lunch, students must wash their hands before eating and are not allowed to eat across from each other. All seats will be six feet apart. Non-contact activities are recommended during the break.

Professional development and social emotional support were also highlighted as part of the district plan.

Superintendent Cheryl J. Logan said the plan was briefed by the Centers for Disease Control, the Nebraska Department of Education, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Douglas County Health Department.

“We know routines will be different this fall. Smaller student groups, improved cleaning procedures, and protective equipment like masks are needed. Health experts tell us that masks are especially critical to responsible personal return. We know the conditions and the instructions. ” It is currently impossible to have an answer for every possibility and our plans have to adapt, but the work that has been done positions us well for the challenges and opportunities ahead. We know we cannot do this alone. Returning to school requires all of our participation, “she wrote.

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