NBISD has published a Remote Learning Parent/Student Guide as well as other resources at the following link. https://bit.ly/2Es7YQx
If parents/guardians do not have the ability to scan documents, hard copies may be delivered to the school prior to the registration meeting, and office staff will scan them. Parents/guardians coming to campus need to remain in their vehicle and call the main office 830-627-6000 to be admitted on a limited basis to provide for social distancing. We are asking all anyone who enters the building to wear a mask for the protection of the staff. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping all Unicorns safe.
The following are specific to New Braunfels High School:
1.2 Considerations Before Selecting
NBHS will be moving from a 7-period day to a modified A/B block bell schedule to decrease the number passing periods. This will also decrease teacher exposures to large numbers of students each day.
Remote Learning students will use iPad to access Canvas (Learning Management System)
NBISD grading policy will be followed
3.1 Personal Protection
Masks will be mandatory for all students and staff members when social distancing is not possible.
NBHS will provide students with a mask if the student does not have one. Discipline consequences may be assigned to students who forget to bring their mask to school on multiple occasions.
Teachers and staff will complete online health self screening form before entering the school each day
Teachers will use seating strategies to maintain social distancing in their classrooms (spacing desks/chairs the appropriate distance, moving tables further apart)
When 6 ft. social distancing is not feasible in the classroom, masks will be mandatory at all times in classrooms
Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer will be strongly encouraged.
3.2 Safety Screening
Teachers will educate students at the beginning of the year, and small reminders through the year on the signs, symptoms and protocols for COVID 19
Nurses will be available at all times to address COVID 19 concerns
Principal will send out a School Messenger to all parents and students to remind them of the guidelines on how to report that their student is sick, and protocol for returning to school
3.3 Guidelines for Campus Visitors
Minimize the number of visitors allowed on campus
Virtual student registration will replace in person registration
Virtual conferences and meetings will be utilized when possible
No food delivery for students or staff will be allowed during the school day
3.4 Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines
Water fountains will be turned off, bottle filling stations will remain on and be available for student and staff usage
Students will sanitize hands before and after the handling of classroom materials
Classroom surfaces will be wiped down between each class.
NBHS will move from three lunch periods to four to limit the number of students in the cafeteria at one time
Tables will be spread throughout the cafeteria and lower commons
Tables will be color coded blue and white to indicate which tables can be used during each lunch, (A lunch blue tables, B lunch white tables, C lunch blue, D lunch white)
By alternating tables this also allows the custodians to effectively and efficiently clean the tables and allow disinfectant to dry
3 students to a table
NBHS will be increasing the number of tables and offer seating outside for lunch
Signage and tape will be applied to cafeteria tables, and floors to direct student traffic and indicate where the students will sit.
Students waiting in lunch line will be 6 ft. apart
School Arrival, Dismissal, and Transitions
Students and visitors will not be allowed in building until staff members arrive
Signage and tape on exterior of building to promote social distancing as students enter the building
Increase staff supervision during dismissal time to assist in maintaining social distancing among students
Ninth graders traveling from Ninth Grade Center before high school releases will be held outside the building and they will be allowed to use the restroom or get water one at a time (weather permitting)
NBHS will change traffic flow patterns in hallways and stairways to support social distancing
During dismissal, students will be allowed to exit the building using all doors to minimize contact
Multiple entryways and exits for staff and students will be used to promote social distancing
6.1 Classroom Configuration & Procedures
There will be signage in classrooms and hallways to remind students to wash their hands
Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms
No sharing of lockers and limit the number of students coming in and out of the locker room.
6.2 Use of Non-Classroom Spaces and Common Spaces
Teachers can utilize the outdoor learning classroom, auditorium, gyms, and common areas as needed to help social distance their students
At dismissal all students will be asked to wait outside weather permitting
No pep rallies or assemblies
7.3 Physical Education
No sharing of lockers, rotate a few students at a time in and out of locker room area to change their clothes
Use outdoor fields, track, and facilities as much as possible (weather permitting)
Students will be allowed to bring their own water bottles
PE teachers will promote physical activities that adhere to social distancing parameters
8.1 Campus Procedures for Confirmed or Suspected Cases
Students, staff and teachers who are ill and can not leave campus immediately will be isolated in a specific room that will be marked by signage
Staff/teachers will call admin to report they are ill and then exit campus
Rooms of ill teachers will be disinfected appropriately and immediately
Admin will ensure the COVID 19 reporting procedures followed.
Intermittent “School-To-Home” Instruction
All teachers will provide instruction through Canvas
Attendance procedures will be determined.
10.2 Devices & Internet Access
Campus iPad Tech and the help desk will be available for remote learners
A specific day and time will be designated for remote learners to pick up ipads and textbooks (drive up)
Tec21.org to find training videos
10.3 Engagement Expectations
Remote students will follow daily designated class schedule
Remote students will submit assignments by timeline and due date
Utilize the swivel for AP and dual credit classes to maintain rigor
NBHS will be using synchronous and asynchronous remote learning
Students will be expected to participate daily in assigned classes per current bell schedule
Attendance will be taken for each class based on turning in assignments, logging into canvas, and student/teacher interaction
10.5 Elective Courses for On-Camus Instruction Only
Please refer to the NBISD Reopening Plan for the most up-to-date information and listing of affected courses.
10.9 Meal Services
If NBHS is labeled as a designated meal service pick up location we will provide sack lunches for remote learners. We will use the back of the school bus loop for pick up. Time of pick will be different than scheduled lunch time on campus to allow cafeteria staff to help with food prep and distribution.
10.11 Social-Emotional Learning
Parents/students in need of a counselor may contact their counselor directly to schedule a time to Zoom conference.
Students who are struggling after speaking with their counselor or need more intense counseling will be referred to Connections Counseling or CIS
Outside counseling services will be permitted, but will have a designated meeting location that ensures private social distancing.
For the complete Reopening Plan for NBISD, CLICK HERE.
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