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HCS Reopening 2020-2021

The goal for our students and staff this year is to interact in a clean and healthy environment that provides extraordinary educational opportunities for every student. As Henderson County Schools continues to Build Better Graduates HCS+, we will ensure rigorous coursework, strong character development, and the development of five world-class skills.

The Board of Education approved 4 back to school reopening options to be used for instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • In-Person Instruction - 5 days a week
  • Virtual Learning Academy
  • Non-traditional Instruction (NTI) (used upon school closure)
  • Hybrid schedule would be considered and possibly implemented if we were out of school for an extended period of time. Students attend school 1 or 2 days a week and use NTI 2 to 3 days a week.

Parents/Guardians can choose from 1 of the 2 options below for their child:
-In-Person Instruction
-Virtual Learning Academy

All components of the plan follow directives and guidance from the CDC, the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the Green River District Health Department.

Although the mode of instructional delivery certainly looks different for our school year, here is what remains the same in our district:

· The excitement for the first day of school! We are ready for August 26th.

· The rigor and focus on student learning and achievement.

· Strong relationships (partnerships) with families and schools.

· Our caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated Henderson County Schools staff.

· The eagerness of our students to learn!

· The commitment that we are Henderson County Schools and we are STRONG!

We ask for the flexibility of our parents and community as we know there will be many challenges including:

· Knowing and understanding that this is a year where sudden closures may occur (bus route, classroom, school, district-wide closure). Please prepare now for child care.

· Switching gears between in-class instruction and NTI. A Hybrid schedule would be considered and possibly implemented if we were out of school for an extended period of time.

· The real challenge will be staying open! Staying open depends on our staff, parents, and the community to take preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Regardless if your family chooses In-Person or Virtual Academy, all Henderson County students must register online for this school year.

Each school will be sending out specific information within the next week regarding students' arrival, dismissal, class schedules, lunch periods, and other daily happenings.

We will continue to update our FAQ section on our district website.

We hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone on August 26th.

Marganna Stanley

Superintendent of Henderson County School

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