8601 McAlpine Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28211 704-295-0137

News

CSS Reopen Plan 2020-21

Greetings CSS Family,

Charlotte Secondary School has completed the instructional plan for the 2020-2021 school year. CSS will conduct learning through the “Plan B” Hybrid plan put forth by the state of North Carolina. This means that face-to-face  (F2F) learning and remote (online) learning will be offered throughout the weeks to all students. The instructional day will be from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

For the first two weeks of school (17 – 28 August), CSS will have two optional in-person (classroom) learning days per week, for both middle and high school. We will operate at half capacity and students will attend according to their last name. The remaining days for those two weeks will be remote (online) learning. The third week of school, CSS will move to one optional face-to-face learning day, for both middle and high school according to according to the following options:

Option(1) Completely virtual: Students will not attend  class in person but will attend virtual class meetings from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and complete assignments remotely. 

Option (2) Hybrid F2F: Students will meet on campus once a week from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for face to face (F2F) instruction in compliance with social distancing guidelines. All other class meetings for the week will be online. 

Attendance

Attendance will be taken daily, for each class regardless of the option selected. Face to Face instruction is not required however, full participation from students is still expected online, in all classes. To be counted present, high school students are required to participate in online Zoom classes and/or complete a check-in assignment. Middle school students are required to be present and participate in the entire  Zoom class meeting everyday for each block. 

Daily Instruction 

The instructional day is from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (in person and online). Students will attend classes by block according to their schedule. Teacher office hours are from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Teachers will be available to meet virtually with parents and students upon request. 

Grading

All assignments will be graded and used to calculate final grades. At this time, state testing has not been waived for the upcoming school year. CSS will continue to prepare students for NC Check-ins, EOC and EOG assessments.  

Daily Schedule

Middle and high school will operate on a four block schedule of 60 minute classes with a 10 minute transition time between classes. There will be a 30 minute break after the second block. 

Class Schedule: 8.00 AM – 1:00 PM
1st Block 8:00 AM  – 9:00 AM
2nd Block 9:10 AM  – 10:10 AM
Lunch / Break 10:20 AM  – 10:50 PM
3rd Block 10:50 AM  – 11:50 AM
4th Block 12: 00 PM  – 1.00 PM

In order for instructional time to be most effective and helpful to students, CSS needs to know which  students are  planning to be in the building for Face to Face learning days after the first two weeks of school.  The form below must be completed by AUGUST 10, 2020. After August 10th, the opportunity to attend in-person (classroom) learning will be closed. There will be no exceptions.

https://forms.gle/Q1fuk3McB5tKePRR9

 August 17- 28, 2020 

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
In Person + Remote In Person + Remote In Person + Remote In Person + Remote Remote
½ High School: In-Person Optional

___________________

Middle School: Remote Learning ONLY

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

½ High School: In-Person Optional

___________________

Middle School: Remote Learning ONLY

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

½ Middle School: In-Person Optional

___________________

High School: Remote Learning ONLY

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

½ Middle SchoolL In-Person Optional

___________________

High School: Remote Learning ONLY

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Remote Learning for both Middle and High School

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

*In – Person days are optional

 

Beginning  August 31, 2020

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
In Person + Remote Remote Remote In Person + Remote Remote
High School

→ In-Person Optional

___________________

Middle School: Remote Learning ONLY

→ 8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Remote Learning for both Middle and High School

→ 8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Remote Learning for both Middle and High School

→ 8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Middle School

→ In-Person Optional

___________________

High School: Remote Learning ONLY

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Teacher Planning + Non-Instructional Time

→ Remote Learning for both Middle and High School

→ Work Day

*In – Person days are optional

__________________________________________________________________

 

Following the class schedule times from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, teachers and staff will also be available for ‘Office Hours’ from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. This time is reserved for questions, comments, concerns, extra help, clarity, etc.. Parents, students, and teachers can schedule Zoom conferences during this time. Zoom conferences must be scheduled in advance

 

Social Distancing Guidelines

On top of the new scheduling for CSS, health and safety regulations are being enforced for in-person (classroom) learning. In order to operate in-person learning effectively and safely, please make sure to follow the guidelines below. Additives have also been introduced to reinforce the health and safety of everyone.

  • Masks are required – at all times in the building
  • Temperature checks before entering the school
  • Social distancing, at all times, of at least 6ft
  • Small classroom settings
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Designated hand washing breaks
  • No use of water fountains – please bring a water bottle
  • Posted reminders for washing hands and walking routes
  • Students will not share supplies 
Back to top