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    Phase 3 Transition Plan

    As you know, the governor moved Louisiana into Phase 3 on September 11. As promised, we are providing you with an update about our Phase 3 transition plan. Our goal throughout this process has been to return as many students to the classroom safely while providing choice for families to receive virtual at-home learning. 

    Although Phase 3 allows for more students to be in the buildings, we must continue to follow the health and safety protocols outlined in the Start Strong Jefferson plan, which was created using guidance from the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Department of Health, and local health officials. This includes daily temperature checks, face coverings, social distancing and static grouping to the maximum extent possible, frequent hand washing and more cleaning and disinfecting. It is crucial that we continue to follow these health and safety standards for the well-being of our students and employees.

    As we transition into Phase 3, we will implement the following plan to return more students to in-person learning:

    Grades K-5: No change. Traditional students will continue to learn in-person five days a week.

    Grades 6-8: All hybrid students in grades 6-8 will return to school for in-person classroom instruction five days a week beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23.

    Grades 9-12: Hybrid students in grades 9-12 will rotate Fridays on campus for in-person classroom instruction following the current A/B schedule beginning Friday, Sept. 25.

    Greater Need 9-12 Students: Hybrid students in grades 9-12 who are most in need of in-person instruction may return five days a week for in-person classroom instruction. Schools will determine these students on a case-by-case basis and follow-up directly with those families.

    All Virtual Students: Students enrolled in Virtual Jefferson will continue to learn virtually at home through the nine week commitment period with the opportunity to remain for the duration of the year.

    We will continue to seek input from our stakeholders and collaborate with the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Department of Health, and local health officials. As this is a fluid situation, we are prepared to make adjustments based on the public health situation.

    Thank you for your support and patience as we carefully considered the best transition plan to prioritize student learning while maintaining safety protocols. We look forward to seeing our students back at school on a more regular basis and returning to a more traditional school setting.