More details on hybrid school schedule, sign-ups for online instruction open through July 27

Hoke County Schools plans to use a hybrid school schedule when students return to class next month, but families can choose to keep their child at home and enroll them in an online-only remote learning academy provided by the school system.

Students who enroll in the hybrid schedule will be split into two groups and attend in-person classes two days a week, with online-only instruction the other three days. Reportedly, families with multiple children attending school will have their children placed on the same schedule.

Hoke County High School posted its hybrid learning schedule for the fall with more details:

*A days (Monday/Wednesday) will be students with last names A – K
*B days (Tuesday/Thursday) will be students with last names L – Z
*Friday will be remote learning for everyone.
*Students will be expected to work on lessons on their ‘off’ days.
*Students with siblings in elementary/middle school will be on A days.

Students will be required to wear a mask, have their temperature checked every day and must practice social distancing. Breakfast and lunch will be served and eaten in classrooms, according to the high school. Classrooms will be cleaned twice a day. (See the Facebook post here.)

There will be a virtual open house August 3. Students on the “A” schedule will start back to school August 17. Students on the “B” schedule will start back to school August 18.

Online-only option

Parents of children in Hoke County Schools can also choose to enroll their child in a semester-long online-only, remote learning academy provided by the school system. To enroll a child in the online-only remote learning academy, visit https://bit.ly/HCSOnline

Families can expect to receive additional information by August 3 regarding a mandatory parent orientation, the school system said on its Facebook page. SandHoke parents will receive additional information about the parent orientation.

The school system posted Wednesday the following information about the online-only instruction:

HCS ONLINE – 100% REMOTE LEARNING -Opportunity for K-12 families to opt out of Plan B to a fully online learning experience.
-Each student will be assigned a schedule of classes appropriate to their grade level and course credit needs.
-Consists of both live and pre-recorded sessions and independent work (to be submitted through Seesaw or Canvas).
-All instruction will be provided by assigned teacher(s) from the child’s school.
-This is a full-time online, semester long option following the district calendar.
-Parents will be required to attend a parent orientation session.
-Students are required to attend and be an active participant at regularly scheduled synchronous (live) direct instruction sessions online.
-Students enrolled in this option may not have access to all classes, particularly specials/elective classes, that may otherwise be offered at a traditional school.
-Students who enroll in HCS Online will receive a district-issued device and can apply for a Wifi hotspot, if needed.
-The student’s parent/guardian will be expected to complete a technology agreement in order to receive one or both of these devices.

See the school system’s website at https://www.hcs.k12.nc.us/ for more information. The school system’s reopening guide is located here.

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