When the risk level is considered to be low, QSIP will operate our regular daily schedule with increased health and screening practices. In this scenario, we would be able to have all students on campus at the same time. Our plan is to return to this model after the first four weeks of school, beginning September 28. Below is the daily bell schedule that will be used for Model #1:
If QSIP must abide by social distancing restrictions, or the school determines it is safer to maintain such restrictions, we would be able to open our campus but with stricter health measures. By reducing the number of students in classes and restricting the mixing of students across groups, we would not be able to have all students on campus at the same time. In the Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary sections, most of our classes would need to be divided. Each section will use a hybrid model of learning. We will begin school on August 27 using this model, with the goal of switching to Model #1 after the first four weeks of school, beginning September 28.
As it is more difficult for parents to accommodate for Preschool and Elementary students at home, QSIP is committed to having all preschool and elementary students attend school for the majority of the regular school day, dismissing at 14:00.
Students will attend their regular schedule, eat lunch in their homeroom, then participate in specials (PE, Art, Music, etc.) separate from the middle and secondary students who will arrive on campus after lunch. For this, we will utilize separate parts of campus including the gymnasium, the concert hall, the classroom connected to the concert hall, and outdoor classrooms (weather permitting).
Middle School and Secondary students will have an on-site and off-site schedule.
This means that they will attend classes online for the first four periods of the day, following the regular schedule, then on-campus classes after lunch for the final four periods of the day, dismissing at 15:30. As our older students are more independent, they can more easily navigate such a schedule and connect with the on-site classes from home while also meeting with their teachers face-to-face every other day.
Online and face-to-face classes will rotate daily. For example, Friday, August 28 students will attend periods 1-4 in the morning from home online, then periods 5-8 after lunch on campus. On Monday, August 31 students will attend periods 5-8 in the morning online, followed by periods 1-4 after lunch on campus. See the sample chart below for another example:
Distance Learning (schedule under construction)