Back-to-School FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with Answers
Thomasville City Schools (AL)
STUDENT SAFETY & COVID
Will students be required to wear masks at school?
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If a student or teacher tests positive for COVID, what will the protocol entail?
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Will there be temperature checks when students enter the school building?
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How will social distancing be maintained in the classroom?
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Will class/block changes be staggered to reduce hallway congestion?
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Will students who are showing symptoms (coughing, sneezing, etc.) be separated/quarantined?
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How will schools and classrooms be cleaned and sanitized?
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Will there be additional staff working at the school to assist with sanitizing the classrooms/buildings each day?
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How will school visits look for the current year?
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Will students be screened for shortness of breath, cough, chills, muscle pains, headaches, or fever (over 100.4) at the beginning of each day or class according to the CDC guidelines?
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How will the district encourage social distancing?
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THE TRADITIONAL OPTION & THE SCHOOL DAY
Will students attend school every day under the traditional option?
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Will the length of the school day be the same/normal times from last year?
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Will there still be a spring break?
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Will students stay in the classroom all day?
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What will class sizes look like?
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Will students have elective class offerings, and if so, what will electives look like?
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Will students leave the classroom for P.E., music, and other electives?
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Will students have recess?
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If my child is in the band, what will that look like?
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What will lunch look like for students?
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Will school buses still run?
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Can a student start traditional schooling at the beginning of the year and later choose remote learning?
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In the traditional classroom setting, will substitute teachers be trained to handle situations and follow protocols?
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BLENDED QUESTIONS (AS PART OF THE TRADITIONAL OPTION)
What does "blended" mean? Can you explain the blended portion a little bit more?
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For the blended option, is virtual learning up to the parents' discretion or is this decided by the school?
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THE REMOTE OPTION
Will remote learning be virtual or online?
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Will the remote/online option be available for the entire school year? Will parents be allowed to switch to the traditional setting during the school year?
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How many hours a day will be required for remote learning?
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Will remote classes begin at a specific time each day, or will students work at their own pace?
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If remote learning is chosen, will the school system supply devices and internet connection?
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What is the attendance policy for remote students?
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How will participation in sports/band/etc., work for remote students? For example, if baseball/band is one of our classes, would my child only attend in-person for that period?
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How will parents enroll/sign-up students for remote learning?
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How will remote students be graded?
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Will gifted and talented services be available for students enrolled in remote learning?
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Will students be tested for gifted services if the remote option is chosen?
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Will elementary students work in small groups during instruction?
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