Bauxite Schools is going to have our first district-wide virtual day on October 20, 2020. We will use this trial virtual day to determine if more virtual days or even regularly scheduled virtual days are beneficial to our teachers. You are probably aware that teachers nation-wide are struggling right now to teach virtual students and onsite students. Offering teachers additional time to plan, grade, and prepare digital content is something we want to try to help ease their stress and workload. We hear them saying what they are doing is not sustainable, and we want to help. However, we are also aware many of our parents don’t have childcare when students are at home, so we will allow students to be onsite on virtual days if other childcare arrangements can’t be made. On virtual days, onsite students will work on digital lessons under a paraprofessional’s supervision. We will develop a plan for any future virtual days after October 20. Our parents’ opinions are important to us, so we will ask for your input after October 20. You will be able to tell us what worked well for you and what didn’t.
A few more details:
Buses will not run on Oct. 20.
Parents will need to contact Kristy Ammons at 501-557-5254 if meals are needed.
For our K-4 students who don’t have Chromebooks at home, we will provide them with a Chromebook on or before Oct. 15.
We would also like to remind parents that Oct. 16 and 19 were already scheduled Fall Break days.
We hope you will support us in supporting our teachers. Contact your child’s school with questions.