LOGAN COUNTY SCHOOLS

RE-ENTRY PLAN

2020-2021

Superintendent Patricia Lucas has announced that Logan County Schools will reopen on September 8, 2020.  The Logan County Board of Education has approved the re-entry plan to operate on a hybrid, blended learning model of two days face to face and three days with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning.*   Logan County Schools will provide daily instruction with the students’ teachers live in class or live online at home. When students are at home, teachers will provide live instruction from the classroom for a portion of the day, and they will provide assignments using online learning tools, an electronic device, and paper-pencil.  (For students without internet, all assignments will be provided that do not require the family to have internet.)  In addition, Logan County Schools will provide a second option of 100% Virtual Learning with the WV Department of Education. 

The Superintendent will continue to monitor changes in conditions to determine possible timelines for a gradual or full physical return to campus. At the latest, the Logan County Board of Education will meet on October 27, 2020, to assess the situation and make a decision to continue as is or to increase days for in person learning. 

Logan County Schools remain committed to navigating this pandemic with responsible and careful decision-making. We are guided by and responsive to directives from public health officials. We strive to do what is best for our district staff and student body. We understand that our re-entry plans must be flexible, inclusive, and practical, with a focus on the overall health and well-being of our students and staff. While we are prepared to open the school year in a rigorous blended learning environment, the District Task Force will continue to monitor the situation.

A successful response to this pandemic requires a concerted whole community effort. Schools exist within the communities we serve; we are interdependent and all plans must be responsive to current public health conditions. Precautions, mitigation, protocols and schedules for any school reopening plan continue to be as dependent upon what is happening outside our jurisdiction as within. 

OPTION 1

BLENDED LEARNING

FACE TO FACE AND AT HOME

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Cohort 1
½ of the class will attend school in person.
Cohort 1
½ of the class will attend school in person
ALL students will participate in a hybrid blended synchronous and asynchronous model* at home. Teacher will be online with students a portion of each day.  Cohort 2
½ of the class will attend school in person.
Cohort 2
½ of the class will attend school in person
Cohort 2
½ of the class will participate in a hybrid, blended synchronous and asynchronous model* at home. Teacher will be online with students a portion of each day.
Cohort 2
½ of the class will participate in a hybrid, blended synchronous and asynchronous model* at home.  Teacher will be online with students a portion of each day.  
ALL students will participate in a hybrid blended synchronous and asynchronous model* at home. Teacher will be online with students a portion of each day.  Cohort 1
½ of the class will participate in a hybrid, blended synchronous and asynchronous model* at home.  Teacher will be online with students a portion of each day
Cohort 1
½ of the class will participate in a hybrid, blended synchronous and asynchronous model* at home.  Teacher will be online with students a portion of each day.

*Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs through online channels without real-time interaction. Logan County Schools’ model will include a blend of both asynchronous and synchronous online learning during the three days that the students are at home.   Logan County Schools will provide daily instruction with the students’ teachers live online and will also be provided assignments using online learning tools, an electronic device, and paper pencil.  (For students without internet, all assignments will be provided that do not require the family to have internet.) 

OPTION 2

FULL TIME VIRTUAL LEARNING

In 2017 West Virginia legislation was passed allowing for districts to offer full-time virtual options to their students. Districts can establish their own virtual school program or can partner with other counties or the WVDE for virtual offerings. The Logan County Board of Education approved a full time K-12 virtual option plan on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.   Students participating in a virtual school option are considered public school students and can participate in all sports and extra-curricular activities at their home school.  Logan County Schools will provide virtual students will an electronic device and meals.  Students are required to have internet at home.

The virtual school option is free to West Virginia public school students.  Instruction will be provided to students using a West Virginia certified teacher and families can expect the same instructional quality and rigor for their virtual school student as would otherwise be provided in a traditional classroom setting, including in many cases, daily live virtual interaction with the students’ teacher. The virtual school year begins on September 8, 2020. 

The interest survey will open on Friday, July 24, 2020, the application process begins on Friday, July 31, 2020.  The survey will be posted on the District and schools’ websites and social media sites. 

LINK to the Virtual Learning Survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=S7AZ4AwzekaLrgn7FzdNauf5DLte8KdOkHEE6jBuUuBUNkNONFpPUjcxSDlDRzYzRzhSTExLUlpBSC4u   

District website: https://boe.logan.k12.wv.us