CMS Opening Plan Fall 2020

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) will open August 17, 2020 and the School Board presented three scenarios for what that will look like in the Covid 19 environment.  The reopening plan includes: plan A) daily face to face classroom instruction for all students; plan B) a mix of in-classroom (50% capacity) and on-line learning; and plan C) all on-line learning.

The reopening plan proposed at the CMS School Board meeting July 1,  details how to ensure safety while meeting the needs in the following areas: Student Experience, Staffing , Facilities and Transportation.  Plan B is the most involved option as it meets the need for physical distancing required for safety.  It limits the number of students in each facility by 50% and would reduce the number of students allowed in a classroom and on the buses.   Plan B includes:

  • All Pre-K through eighth-grade students will attend in-classroom learning Monday-Friday during their assigned week, followed by two weeks of remote learning; one-third of each grade will attend their assigned schools in A week, a different one-third will attend in B week, and the remaining third will attend during C week.
  • Students in grades 9-11 will have an A, B, C schedule, attending in-classroom learning Monday-Thursday during their assigned week, followed by two weeks of remote learning; these students will have remote learning on the Fridays of their assigned in-classroom weeks.
  • 12th-grade students will attend in-classroom learning one day each week; these students will participate in remote learning on all days they are not in the classroom.

The reopening plan addreesses students with disabilities and those students experiencing trauma as well as families who prefer an all-remote learning experience.  Almost every detail of school life has been addressed in the CMS plan including classroom social-distancing procedures, transportation practices and bus routes, school and classroom sanitation policies, nutrition services procedures, technology distribution and availability, state-mandated health/safety checks and temperature screenings. The implementation of Plan A, B or C  will depend on the Covid 19 metrics which will be monitored closely.

The CMS Call Center – (980) 343-3001 - is available for questions or concerns.

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