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OKAY.

[1. Meeting Called to Order by Chair Anderson]

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WELCOME EVERYONE.

THIS IS THE VIRTUAL SPECIAL CALLED SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOR AUGUST 7TH, 2020.

WE ARE CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 12:01 P.M.

I AM GOING TO DO THE ROLL CALL TO SEE, SO IF YOU HEAR YOUR NAME, PLEASE SAY YOU'RE HERE.

CINDY ANDERSON HERE?

>> RAMEE GENTRY.

>> HERE.

>> HERE.

>> HEATHER CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> HERE.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> HERE.

>> NEXT WE WILL GET INTO OUR MOMENT OF SILENCE BEFORE WE GET INTO THE MEETING

[2. Observe a Moment of Silence]

FURTHER.

[3. Adopt the Agenda for the August 7, 2020 Virtual Special Called School Board Meeting]

MAY I PLEASE HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR TODAY'S MEETING.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE WE ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR AUGUST 7TH.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

>> ANDERSON, YES.

>> NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> ALDERTON.

>> YES.

RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ, YES.

HEATHER THORNTON.

YES.

[4. Public Hearing on Continuity of Learning Plan 4.0]

>> TODAY WE HAVE OUR PUBLIC HEARING AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON.

WE HAVE FOUR SPEAKERS TODAY.

SO I WILL ASK IF THE SPEAKERS IF THEY COULD RAISE THEIR HANDS IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SO IT'S EASIER FOR THE CLERK TO FIND YOU.

IF YOU REGISTERED, IF YOU SIGNED UP TO SPEAK FOR TODAY.

THE FIRST PERSON ON MY LIST IS ADRIANNE SPENCER.

I DON'T SEE.

SUZANNE, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME LOCATE PEOPLE.

NEXT WE HAVE DEANA CHAMBERS.

I SEE.

>> DEANA CHAMBERS IS IN MEETING ALREADY.

>> I'M ALSO A PANELIST.

>> OKAY.

I'M IN HERE TWICE.

YES.

GO AHEAD.

THREE MINUTES.

GREAT.

WONDERFUL.

SO LAST MONTH ALEXANDRIA TIMES PRINTED MY LETTER CALLING FOR CREATIVE CHILD CARE OPTIONS DUE TO THE COVID-19.

I'M ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT CHILD CARE OPTIONS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS IS ONE OF FOUR FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS IN THE NEW PLAN.

WHILE ADDRESSING CHILD CARE NEEDS IS IMPORTANT.

IT'S AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE NECESSARY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORTS TO CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST.

TO THE ORGANIZED CHILD CARE TO PRIORITIZE LEARNING AT THE CENTER OF THEIR PLANS AND THESE SERVICES SERVE AS FREE OR LOW COST LEARNING PODS FOR THE CHILDREN THAT NEED THEM MOST.

AS FAMILIES OF GREATER RESOURCES TURN TO PRIORITY POD, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LEAVE THE OTHER CHILDREN BEHIND.

THE DISTRICT CAN SUPPORT THIS THROUGH IDENTIFYING UNIVERSAL, GRADE LEVEL APPROPRIATE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR ALL STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

THIS HAS SEVERAL BENEFITS.

FIRST WE KNOW LITTLE ABOUT WHAT WORKS FOR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION.

WE ENSURE ALL STUDENTS HAVE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO INSTRUCTION.

CENTRALIZED INSTRUCTION WOULD PROVIDE CONSISTENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES REGARDLESS OF LOCATION WITH A COMMON INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN, STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT CLASSES AND DIFFERENT PLANS CAN ACCESS SUPPORTS REGARDLESS IF THEY LEARN AT HOME OR A CHILD CARE SITE.

FOR EXAMPLE, SECOND GRADES COULD ACCESS COMMON ELEMENTS ON LINE AND

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PROVIDE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING OR ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING.

CHILDREN CAN BENEFIT FROM THE TALENT OF DIFFERENT TEACHERS AND ENGAGE REGARDLESS OF THEIR CLASS.

THIS ALSO HAS SEVERAL BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS, REMOVES THE CHALLENGE OF REINVENTING LESSON PLANS FOR A FULLY VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.

TEACHERS ARE EXPERIENCING DRAMATIC SHIFTING IN THEIR ROLE WHILE MANY NAVIGATE CHALLENGING FAMILY OR DAY CARE OBLIGATIONS.

BY LESSENING TEACHING REQUIREMENTS WE CAN FOCUS ON SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION OR REMEDIATION AND ENRICHMENT.

IT WOULD NOT DOUBT BE A COMPLEX ENDEAVOR REQUIRING COORDINATION BETWEEN THE DISTRICT, SCHOOL, TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

HOWEVER IF WE INVEST IN PUBLIC LEARNING PODS AND UNIVERSAL CURRICULUM IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU AND IF PEOPLE SPEAKING TODAY WOULD FORWARD THEIR REMARKS TO THE CLERK IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL AS WELL.

I SEE THAT WE HAVE JANET ISSENSTACK SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TODAY.

>> HOLD ON.

>> OKAY.

NOW SHE IS TALKING.

>> GOOD, OKAY.

THERE YOU ARE.

SORRY, IT TAKES A MOMENT FOR YOU TO BE GIVEN THE ABILITY TO TALK.

SORRY.

>> OKAY, THAT'S NO PROBLEM AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN HEAR ME.

>> YES, THANK YOU, JANET.

MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IS DEVOTION TO OUR KINDS.

THIS IS FOR THE CONTINUITY IN THE FEASIBILITY STUDY.

AS THE MOTHER WITH A CHILD OF NEURO NEEDS AND RECEIVES HIS INSTRUCTION IN A SPECIALTY CLASSROOM, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY OBSERVATIONS.

THE FIRST IS VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK FOR SOME CHILDREN.

IN MANY CASES SUCH AS MINE, THE STUDENT RAPIDLY REGRESSES AND LOSES THE HARD FOUGHT BEHAVIOR ALL SKILLS CONSISTENT IN THE CLASSROOM.

ALSO THE STRESS OF BEING A TEACHER, TECH SPECIALIST, TIME KEEPER AND MOTHER IS OVERWHELMING EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE THE BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

YOU MIGHT SAY THAT WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IS TRUE FOR ALL FAMILIES AND ALL STUDENTS SUFFER FROM THE FULLY VIRTUAL MODEL, BUT I CAN ATTEST THIS IS SIMPLY NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE.

MY NEUROTYPICAL CHILD ACTUALLY THRIVED ACADEMICALLY AND SOCIALLY IN THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.

MY SECOND ENVIRONMENT IS YOU CANNOT TURN A KEY AND GO ALL VIRTUAL IN ONE LEAP.

WE NEED TO OPERATE IN THE NEW NORMAL, WHICH IS LIKELY TO BE WITH US IN FITS AND STARTS WITH UP TO TWO YEARS.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ARE UNIQUELY EQUIPPED TO BE THE LEADING INDICATORS FOR HOW TO RETURN TO SCHOOL SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY.

I URGE YOU TO CONSIDER SENDING BACK THE STUDENTS IN THE SPECIAL CITY WIDE CLASSROOMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MANY HAVE SENSORY NEEDS AND INTELLECTUAL LEARNING STYLES THAT MAYBE COMPLIANCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING DIFFICULT.

THROUGH THE HARD WORK WITH THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA REC PROGRAM THIS SUMMER.

MY STUDENT LEARNED TO WEAR A MASK AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE IN PUBLIC SPACES AND IT CAN BE DONE.

THEY HAD CHALLENGES BUT THE FIRST FOUR WEEKS WERE SUCCESSFUL.

IF YOU CAN GET SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SPECIAL PROCEDURES IN PLACE WITH THE SPECIAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT, A HYBRID OUR FULL RETURN WILL BE EASIER FOR EVERYONE.

I URGE YOU TO GET THE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION RIGHT AND OPEN UP THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTION SO THESE VERY SPECIAL STUDENTS CAN TEACH US WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL TO BRING ALL STUDENTS BACK INTO THE BUILDINGS.

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I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ONLINE OR OFFLINE IF ANYONE EVER WANTS TO TALK SPECIAL ED.

THANK YOU AGAIN.

>> OKAY.

I AM LOOKING FOR ADRIANNE SPENCER.

WE HAVE SOMETIMES WHEN SOMEBODY IS SIGNED IN AND HAVE A DIFFERENT NAME THAT SHOWS UP.

IF YOU ARE THAT PERSON, IF YOU COULD RAISE YOUR HANDS AND THEN WE CAN SEE YOU.

BUT MAYBE SHE WAS JUST UNABLE TO JOIN.

OKAY.

SO NEXT THEN WE HAVE I THINK OUR FINAL SPEAKER WILL BE CINDY HART.

IS CINDY HART ON HERE? CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES.

YES, I CAN.

>> THANK YOU.

AGAIN I'M CINDY HART.

I AM THE CHAIR OF THE SPECIAL ED ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND I ALSO HAVE TWO CONCERN WITH DISABILITIES IN ACPS, A RISING THIRD AND 5TH GRADER.

I WANT TO SAY BRIEFLY WELL FIRST, AGAIN, A THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE AND MOVING FORWARD.

I KNOW IT'S JUST A HUGE TASK AND I HAVE GREAT APPRECIATION AND RESPECT FOR ALL THE PLANNING AND EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN GOING INTO THIS.

AS OTHERS, I APPRECIATE THE SAFETY FIRST APPROACH.

SAFETY HAS TO BE FIRST AND WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS IS DIFFICULT AND THERE IS, HAS NOT BEEN A CLEAR WAY TO DO IT OTHER THAN STARTING OUT VIRTUALLY.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A MOTTO OF ONE OF MY CHILDREN'S SPECIAL ED TEACHERS AND THAT MOTTO IS START SLOW AND STRONG.

I THINK WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, WELL FIRST OF ALL, I THINK THIS IS A GREAT MOTO FOR US TO WORK WITH AS WE HOPEFULLY START TO MOVE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT ONE FOR US RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE STUDENTS AS YOU KNOW VERY YOUNG STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH DISABILITIES, STUDENTS IN CITY WIDE CLASSROOM THAT IS HAVE MULTIPLE DISABILITIES OR REALLY CHALLENGING SITUATIONS ACADEMICALLY THAT ARE JUST NOT GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN A VIRTUAL MODEL.

I KNOW YOU HEARD THAT FROM OTHER PARENTS.

I'M SORRY I'M JUST SIGNING ON SO I HAVEN'T HEARD THE OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THE ONLY WAY FOR THESE CHILDREN TO LEARN IS WITH IN-PERSON LEARNING.

I'M HOPEFUL WE CAN GET OUR MOST NEEDY STUDENTS INTO SCHOOL BEFORE TOO MUCH TIME GOES BY.

PARENTS OFTEN JUST REALLY CANNOT PROVIDE THE INSTRUCTION AT HOME.

FOR SOME STUDENTS, ONE OF MY CHILDREN INCLUDED REQUIRES A SKILLED ADULT TO BE IN FRONT OF THE CHILD IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER SUCH AS A BEHAVIOR THERAPIST OR PARENT WHO HAS BEEN TRAINED IN THAT AREA.

I HOPE WE CAN GET SOME OF THESE STUDENTS INTO THE SCHOOL EVEN BEFORE THE NINE WEEK MARK AT WHICH TIME WE'RE RE-EVALUATING.

JUST AS AN ASIDE, I WOULD LIKE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO WEAR MASKS.

ESPECIALLY STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IT'S JUST A REALLY HARD THING.

I HAVE A CHILD IN THAT CATEGORY.

I THINK PARENTS NEED GUIDANCE SO THEY'RE READY TO RETURN TO SCHOOL WHEN THE TIME COMES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE TIME.

AND GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THE WORK AHEAD, AND START SLOW AND STRONG AND WE CAN DO

[Consent Calendar]

THIS TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

SO I WILL DO ONE MORE CALL FOR ADRIANNE SPENCER BEFORE I CLOSE OUT PUBLIC HEARING FOR TODAY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH EVERYONE WHO SPOKE.

AGAIN YOUR COMMENTS CAN BE FORWARDED TO US SO WE CAN REVIEW THEM AGAIN IN WRITING.

SO THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO OUR CONSENT CALENDAR.

SO IF I COULD GET A MOTION TO APPROVE THIS, THE CONSENT CALENDAR PLEASE.

>> MADAM CHAIR.

>> I MOVE WE APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

>> SECOND.

>> MISS ALDERTON SECONDS.

ANYTHING TO REMOVE TODAY? OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE ON THE CONSENT SANDERSON YES.

>> ALDERTON, YES.

>> GENTRY.

-- WE'LL COME BACK.

I THINK SHE'S ON.

SHE MIGHT BE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

MARGARET LORBER, YES.

>> MICHELE RIEF.

YES.

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>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> RAMEE.

CAN YOU HEAR US? FOR SOME REASON SHE'S STILL SHOWING UP.

WE HAVE EIGHT -- >> HERE'S RAMEE.

>> YES.

YES.

WE HAVE 9-0 FOR CONSENT CALENDAR.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW THE NEXT TOPIC IS ONE IS A REALLY BIG ONE AND I'M GOING TO TURN OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS FOR THE CONTINUITY OF LEARNING PLA 4.0 UPDATE.

[8. Enhanced Continuity of Learning Plan 4.0: Reimagining Schools]

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MADAM CHAIR.

AND THIS IS THE MOMENT THAT EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR.

INCLUDING ME.

AS WELL AS I'M SURE THE BOARD.

AND I DO BEFORE I EVEN GONE, HOLD ON FOR JUST A SECOND.

I WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR CROSS FUNCTIONAL PLANNING TEAM MEMBERS AND OUR THOUGHT PARTNERS AND ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO PROVIDED INPUT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THAT.

IT REALLY SHOWED HOW OUR COMMUNITY CAN COME TOGETHER, YOU KNOW WE REALLY DO VALUE THE INPUT OF OUR STAFF, AND WE VALUE THE INPUT OF OUR FAMILIES IN PARTICULAR AS WELL AS OUR STUDENTS WHO WERE A PART OF THIS PROCESS, AND ALL OF THAT INFORMATION WAS PUT INTO CONSIDERATION FOR WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE PRESENTING TODAY.

I WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THAT TODAY'S PRESENTATION IS NOT ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT OR WHAT IS WRONG, IT'S NOT EVEN ABOUT WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR KIDS.

BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW, AS EDUCATORS, A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO DELIVER INSTRUCTION.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT TODAY IS WHAT IS MOST FEASIBLE FOR US TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS WITH ALL THE IMPLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES AND CONSTRAINTS THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO TALK THROUGH TODAY.

I JUST WANTED TO SET THE STAGE WITH THAT FIRST.

SO THAT THIS IS NOT ABOUT WE THINK THIS IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD TO DO FOR OUR KIDS.

BUT WE DO BELIEVE THIS IS THE MOST FEASIBLE AND THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW FOR US TO PROVIDE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AS WELL AS THE ENGAGEMENT IN REGARDS TO LEARNING.

SO LET'S GO RIGHT INTO OUR ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR TODAY.

AND SPECIFICALLY THERE ARE FOUR THINGS WE WANT OUR COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND.

HOW OUR CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM WAS PLANNING AND HOW WE CONDUCTED OUR ANALYSIS.

WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE AS WE CONDUCTED THAT FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT WHAT THE CONSTRAINTS WERE.

WHAT INTERNAL AS WELL AS EXTERNAL INPUT WE RECEIVED AND HOW WAS ALL OF THIS ALIGNED WITH OUR ACPS 2025 STRATEGIC PLAN THAT THE BOARD JUST ADOPTED THIS PAST JUNE.

WE WANT TO TALK THROUGH THE SUPPORTS WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS, OUR STAFF, AS WELL AS OUR FAMILIES WILL NEED THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS AND THEN HOW WE'RE GOING TO REASSESS IN PERSON INSTRUCTION DECISION OR IN-PERSON DECISIONS'S WE PROGRESS THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

WE CAN'T BE VIRTUAL FOREVER.

WE HAVE TO BRING OUR STUDENTS BACK IN AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD AND OUR COMMUNITY HOW THAT PROCESS WILL WORK.

I WANT TO REMIND US ABOUT OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO REVISIT THESE BECAUSE IT IS, THIS IS REALLY WHAT GUIDED THE WORK THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.

YOU KNOW EQUITY WAS THE HEART OF ALL THIS WORK.

COLLABORATION WAS SO IMPORTANT.

LEARNING, OUR LESSONS LEARNED THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS FROM MAY UNTIL THE PRESENT AND MAKING SURE THAT WE WERE BUILDING TRUS AND TODAY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT SPEAKERS TALKING TO THE BOARD.

PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT HAVE PRESENTED BEFORE THE BOARD TO SHOW THIS WAS A VERY COLLABORATIVE EFFORT AND WE WANTED TO BE EXTREMELY CLEAR AND CONSISTENT WITH

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OUR MESSAGING AND THIS IS WHY WE NEEDED THE TIME TO ENSURE WE WERE DOING OUR DUE DILIGENCE IN PROVIDING THE BOARD WITH THE MOST FEASIBLE OPTION.

CONTINUE.

THIS IS JUST A RECAP OF OUR CROSS FUNCTIONAL PLANNING TEAMS. I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO SPECIFIC NAMES BUT ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON OUR SCHOOL DIVISIONS WEBSITE.

ACPS AT HOME.

BUT THE FIVE SPECIFIC AREAS THAT WE ARE GOING TO ADDRESS TODAY AND SHARE INFORMATION OUT WITH THE BOARD AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY IS AROUND OUR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEARNING AS WE KNOW AS SEAL.

OUR HUMAN RESOURCE, CAPITOL PROGRAMS, TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS ANOTHER KEY COMPONENT.

OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY WHICH ALWAYS HAS TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYTHING WE DO IN ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS OUR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND FINALLY OUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS.

AND AS WE GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO REALLY FOCUS NOT ONLY ON THOSE FIVE SPECIFIC AREAS BUT TALK ABOUT THESE KEY ELEMENTS.

ONE BEING THE CRITICAL GUIDANCE WE RECEIVED FROM OUR THOUGHT PARTNERS, FROM THE C.D.C., FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AS WELL AS OUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THERE WAS A LOT OF RESEARCH INVOLVED IN THIS WORK FROM LOOKING AT OUR NEIGHBORS SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE IN REGARDS TO REOPENING AND LOOKING ACROSS SCHOOL DIVISIONS ACROSS THIS NATION AND ACROSS THE WORLD.

BECAUSE SOME COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY OPENED THEIR BUILDINGS AND THEIR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND WE WANTED TO USE THE RESEARCH TO ALLOW US TO HAVE LESSONS LEARNED ALONG THE WAY.

I HEAR BUZZING SOUNDS, IS THAT ME? I DON'T KNOW IF EVERYBODY IS MUTED.

THE OTHER SPECIFIC AREA IN REGARDS TO US GETTING STARTED IS AROUND OUR ACPS 2025 STRATEGIC PLAN.

IN THE MIDST OF THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

WE WERE STILL WORKING DILIGENTLY TO HAVE OUR ACPS 2025 PLAN APPROVED BY THE BOARD AND WE WANTED TO ENSURE WE WERE LIVING UP TO OUR MISSION AND CORE VALUES SO WE CAN ATTAIN OUR GOALS AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT SOME OF THAT ALIGNMENT THROUGHOUT THIS PRESENTATION TODAY AND THE FINAL SPECIFIC AREA DEALS WITH OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS STAFF AND STUDENT INPUT AND FEEDBACK.

IT WAS SO CRITICAL FOR US TO RECEIVE THAT TYPE OF INFORMATION BECAUSE IT ALLOWED US TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND ALSO HOW OUR DECISIONMAKING IMPACTS NOT ONLY OUR STAFF'S LIVES BUT ALSO OUR STUDENTS LIVES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

SO THAT WAS ANOTHER KEY AREA.

SO RIGHT NOW I'M GOING TO PASS THINGS OVER TO OUR CHIEF OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP.

DR. MOZINGO TO TAKE US TO WHERE WE HAVE BEEN.

WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE AND WE'RE GOING TO GO MOVE FORWARD AND KICKING OFF THE PRESENTATION FOR US TODAY.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH AND SO GOOD TO SEE EVERYBODY THIS AFTERNOON.

I WANT TO QUICKLY HIGHLIGHT THIS SLIDE INCLUDES THE FOUR OUTPUTS THAT GUIDED THE WORK OF THE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS AS DR. HUTCHINGS HAS INDICATED, WE STARTED WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ED THAT ACTUALLY COVERED ALL OF THOSE PLANNING TEAM AREAS.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, YOU WILL HEAR A LITTLE LATER FROM A COUPLE YOU HAVE OUR PRINCIPALS WHERE THEY EXAMINED, REVIEWED AND STUDIED DIFFERENT SCHEDULES FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH.

THEY WILL SHARE SOME OF THE VOICES OF OUR SCHOOL LEADERS AND POSSIBLE MODELS SO THAT LEARNING CAN OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL DAY.

IN ADDITION IN TERMS OF CREATING MATERIALS FOR STAFF AND STAFF STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY, WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF REFINING THE PLAY BOOKS.

THEY ARE ATTACHED DRAFT AND THE GOAL IS TO SUBMIT THE COMPREHENSIVE REOPENING PLAN TO THE VIDEO ON NEXT FRIDAY.

EARLY ON WE MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS PRESENTATION THAT WE WERE WORKING WITH A GROUP OF EXCELLENT CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATED WITH EDUCATION ELEMENTS AND THEY ACTUALLY EXPOSED US AND SHARED WITH US A STRATEGY FOR PLANNING AND WHERE YOU TAKE YOUR PARTICULAR MILESTONES AND YOU DIVIDE THOSE MILESTONES INTO MANY MILESTONES, MINI MILESTONES AND THEY IDENTIFIED ALL ACTIONS THAT SHOULD OCCUR IN EACH SPRINT.

LATER YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE DIFFERENT CHAIRS AND OTHERS ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THE ACTIONS THAT HAVE ACTUALLY OCCURRED.

GOOD NEWS WE'RE FINALLY IN SPRINT FOUR.

I THINK WE'RE RUNNING, MAYBE NOT SPRINTING BUT WE ARE IN SPRINT FOUR NOW AND WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING MORE OF THAT INFORMATION FOR YOU LATER DURING THE PRESENTATION.

PARTICULARLY AROUND SCHEDULING AND TRANSPORTATION UPDATE AND THE GUIDANCE FOR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS.

WE LOVE THIS ONE BECAUSE THIS ACTUALLY ILLUSTRATES TO THE PUBLIC TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WE ARE ON TARGET WITH ACHIEVING THE MILESTONES THAT WERE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE TIMELINE EARLY ON THERE WAS A DELIBERATE EFFORT TO IDENTIFY THOSE ESSENTIAL MILESTONES STARTING WAY BACK IN JUNE AND REALLY ACTUALLY A LITTLE BIT PRIOR TO THAT BUT WE OUTLINED HERE FOR YOU WHERE WE ARE ALONG THE

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WAY WITH MEETING THE MILESTONES AND AGAIN WE AR GLAD TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE IN SPRINT FOUR OF THE MILESTONE.

WE LOVE THIS SLIDE BECAUSE THIS SLIDE ACTUALLY ILLUSTRATES THE AMOUNT OF ENGAGEMENT THAT HAS OCCURRED WITH ALL OF THE WORK TO DATE.

YOU WILL SEE THEY WERE EARLY ON WHEN WE ESTABLISHED THE PLANNING TEAMS, WE ALSO IDENTIFIED 24 CORE AREAS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO ANY SCHOOL OPERATION FACILITIES, TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION, INSTRUCTION, SO WE NOT ONLY HAVE THE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS, WE ALSO HAVE AREAS TO GROUPS FROM THESE DIFFERENT AREAS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE TEAMS. IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE COMPANY ALONG WITH DR. HUTCHINGS AND MANY OTHERS HAVE 60 PLUS PLANNING SESSIONS AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS, SESSIONS WERE HELD WITH THE CHAIRS WITH THE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS TO HELP DESIGN THE WORK THAT YOU LEARN ABOUT LATER TODAY.

THEY WERE ALIGNMENT MEETINGS.

SCHEDULE, GUIDANCE.

LOTS OF CONVERSATIONS.

OVER 150 INDIVIDUALS WERE INVOLVED IN THE CROSS FUNCTIONAL PROCESS THAT WAS ONE OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES TO HAVE A COLLABORATIVE AND ENGAGING PROCESS.

LATER ON, WE WILL SHARE WITH YOU INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAY BOOKS AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, YOU WILL HEAR AS I SAID EARLIER FROM THE TWO PRINCIPALS AND REALLY SHARES HOW LEARNING AND ASSESSING WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL DAY.

AND LASTLY WE JUST WANT TO SAY KUDOS TO MS. BURGOS AND HER TEAM BECAUSE THEY MADE SURE WE RESPONDED TO THE FAQS.

YOU CAN SEE 22,000 VIEWS ASKING QUESTIONS AND VIEWING THE RESPONSES TO THE FAQS AND LATER ON WE WILL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SURVEY AND THE AMAZING CHATS THAT WERE HELD, PARTICULARLY WITH ELEMENTARY MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THIS IS JUST A SLIDE IN TERMS OF SUMMARY, WHERE WE HAVE BEEN.

WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK AND WHERE WE'RE GOING WHICH IS MOST OF TODAY.

YOU WILL LEARN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT AGAIN THE PLAY BOOK, THE REOPENING CHATS.

THE MOST EXCITING IS THE ACTIVITY WHERE ONE OF OUR PARENTS WOULD SHARE ABOUT THE DAY IN A LIFE ACTIVITY.

WE WANTED TO SHARE MORE WITH YOU ABOUT THAT AND LASTLY TODAY IS THE SEVENTH.

WE WILL HIGHLIGHT THE EXPECTATIONS AND OUTLINES WITH OUR VIRTUAL PLUS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT TO MS. BURGOS TO TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY INSIGHTS AND INPUT.

>> GREAT, THANK YOU DR. MOZINGO.

THANK YOU TO THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR ALLOWING ME TO SUPPORT THE WORK WE HAVE DONE TO SUPPORT THE TEAM.

I WANT TO THANK MY COCHAIR HUFF MAN WHO HAS BEEN A VALUABLE PARTNER AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE WHOLE BOARD THAT WORKED ON THIS RELATIONS PORTION.

WE HAD TO PREPARE FOR HYBRID OR VIRTUAL.

THANKFULLY WE WERE ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT AND SUPPORT BOTH MODELS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE TOO, THAT CHRISTIAN LEBA IS HERE TO SUPPORT FAMILIES, I WILL BE INTRODUCING NEXT.

BEFORE THAT, I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE INSIGHTS AND INPUTS THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER THE PAST ACTUALLY FEW MONTHS, BUT I THINK THE SURVEY WILL START WITH THAT.

WE HAD HISTORIC PARTICIPATION FROM ALL SECTORS OF COMMUNITY.

IN PARTICULAR, NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING FAMILIES.

WE WANTED TO HEAR THEIR VOICES AS WELL.

OUR PRINCIPALS HIT THE PAVEMENT WITH THEIR STAFF TO HELP REACH THE FAMILIES AS WELL AS THE FAMILY LIAISON WHO DID A GREAT JOB CALLING FAMILIES, WORKING WITH THEM.

SITTING DOWN WITH THEM ON THE PHONE AND MAKING SURE THEY WERE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AND FILL OUT THE SURVEYS.

WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THAT RESULT IF THAT WAS NOT DONE.

WE HAVE A CURRENT SURVEY, UNTIL THE END OF THE WEEKEND.

SO WE ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY AND THAT WILL HELP US FURTHER DEFINE OUR PLUS IN THE VIRTUAL PLUS MODULE.

IF YOU KNOW A FAMILY WHO HASN'T FILLED IT OUT, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT.

WE HAD A SERIES OF CHATS, 10 IN TOTAL.

WE HAVE 2600 LIVE PARTICIPANTS AND 22,000 PEOPLE WHO VIEWED THE RECORDINGS AND OUR FAQS THAT CAME OUT OF CHAT.

HAD 7 CHATS WITH FAMILY AND STAFF AND THREE WITH STUDENTS ACROSS ALL GRADE LEVELS.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU OUR STUDENTS REALLY WERE ENGAGED AND THEY WERE

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SENDING US LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND IT WAS REALLY INSIGHTFUL TO HEAR FROM THEM ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THEY WERE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT.

AND WE WEREN'T SURPRISED TO SEE THEIR QUESTIONS AROUND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEARNING AS WELL AS THE SCHOOL DAY.

THEY WANTED TO KNOW HOW THEY WERE GOING TO EAT LUNCH AND BE WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND KEEP THEIR FAMILY SAFE.

IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO SEE THOSE INSIGHTS FROM OUR STUDENTS.

WE HAD OVER 200 QUESTIONS FROM THE STUDENTS.

MANY FROM ELEMENTARY STUDENTS THAT WERE REALLY INTERESTING TO READ AND ENJOYABLE.

THAT REALLY HELPED SHAPE THIS PLAN.

SO, RIGHT NOW YOU WILL FIND ON OUR WEBSITE THAT MANY OF QUESTIONS THAT WE RECEIVED WE TURNED INTO AN FAQ.

IT'S A PRETTY COMPREHENSIVE AND ROBUST FAQ.

GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE AND READ THROUGH IT.

IT REALLY CAME FROM THE FEEDBACK IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HEAR VOICES FROM OUR COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE TWO PARENTS THAT ARE JOINING US TODAY.

IT WAS INSTRUMENTAL TO GET THEM TO JOIN US.

WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HEAR THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDERSTAND FROM THE COMMUNITY FROM OUR PARENTS WHAT WORKED AND DIDN'T WORK.

I WANT TO INTRODUCE MISS MAHLET TEFERA.

SHE HAS TWO CHILDREN AT PATRICK HENRY.

AND TESS WILL JOIN FOR TRANSLATION.

GOOD MORNING.

I AM TESTAYE.

MISS TEFERA WILL SPEAK ENGLISH.

WE WILL CONTINUE NOW.

>> GOOD MORNING.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FIRST FOR ALL OF YOU WHO WORK FOR OUR KIDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AND ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU WHO LET THE KIDS STAY HOME FOR THESE SPIKING MOMENTS ESPECIALLY.

ALSO IT'S GOOD FOR US TO PARTICIPATE WITH OUR KIDS.

IT'S NOT EASY TO SUPPORT THEM FROM THE HOUSE.

I MEAN ONLINE CLASSES NOT EASY FOR THEM.

BUT YOU KNOW FROM WHEN YOU SEE THE SITUATION, THEY SHOULD STAY HOME.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU WHO WORK FOR US FOR THIS VIRTUAL CLASS.

THIS IS ALL I SAY.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US TODAY.

AND THEN I ALSO LIKE TO INTRODUCE MISS RUTH LARICO REPRESENTING THE SPANISH SPEAKING COMMUNALITY.

THREE CHILDREN AT JOHN ADAMS AND AT JEFFERSON HOUSTON.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON TO ALL THE ACPS AND COMMUNITY IN ALEXANDRIA FAMILY.

MY NAME IS RUTH LARICO.

I HAVE THREE KIDS IN JOHN ADAMS AND ONE IN JEFFERSON HOUSTON.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN THIS MEETING AND

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THANK YOU FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSES WE HAD THESE PAST MONTHS AND I ALSO I WANT TO SAY YOU CHOOSE A GOOD DECISION TO KEEP THE KIDS SAFE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT IN GOOD SITUATION RIGHT NOW BUT IT'S GOING TO PASS.

TOGETHER WE CAN.

AND THANKS FOR ALL ACPS WHO ALSO ALWAYS TALK TO US, SEND MESSAGE, AND READ OUR TEXTS AND ALSO I THANK YOU FOR THE TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS.

FOR ALL THE JOB YOU'RE DOING.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EVERYONE IN THESE MOMENTS.

>> THANK YOU.

GRACIAS.

AND THANK YOU TO MR. FERERA FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR VOICES AND OUR TEAM FOR WORKS WITH YOU AND ENCOURAGE TO YOU KEEP YOUR VOICES HEARD.

NOW NEXT I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE -- CHAMBERS.

CROSS FUNCTIONAL PLANNING TEAM AND SHE'S GOING TO SHARE

THINK -- >> >> THANK YOU.

ARE YOU ABLE TO HEAR ME OKAY? SO THANK YOU TO THE ACPS AND THE BOARD FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A PARENT REPRESENTATIVE.

I HAVE THE BENEFIT OF WEARING MANY HATS.

YOU HEARD ME WEARING A DIFFERENT ONE DURING PUBLIC COMMENT.

AN ACPS PARENT.

THEY ARE FEATURED IN A RARE MOMENT OF CALM DURING THE SPRING CLOSURE.

I AM A FORMER PUBLIC TEACHER WHAT PROVIDE STATISTICS ON EDUCATOR EQUALITY AND IMPROVEMENT.

I WANTED TO BALANCE MY OWN PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE AS A PARENT, ACKNOWLEDGING A PLACE OF PRIVILEGE WITH MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AS A FORMER TEACHER AND MY DEEP PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS THAT COVID-19 DISRUPTION TO SCHOOLING WILL EXACERBATE LEARNING.

WE RISK LEAVING THE REST OF OUR STUDENTS BEHIND NAVIGATING VIRTUAL LEARNING.

THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SIXTH GRADER ATTENDING HER FIRST DAY OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HAD AN ELEMENTARY DAY SIBLING.

WE FOCUSED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN A HYBRID MODEL.

WE SPOKE ABOUT THE ANXIETY OF NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO IN A LARGE SCHOOL BUILDING.

NOT SEEING FRIENDS.

BEING SELF CONSCIOUS WITH A MASK AND BRINGING BACK A SICKNESS TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

AS A WORKING PARENT, I UNDERSTAND ALL PARENTS ARE EAGER TO HAVE LIFE RETURN TO NORMAL AND OUR KIDS RETURN TO SCHOOL.

EVEN HAS A TRAINED TEACHER, I HAVE MY OWN CONCERNS ABOUT TEACHING VIRTUALLY AND ISOLATING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PEERS.

AND ALSO TO CONSIDER WHETHER MY CHILD WAS OBEYING THE SAFETY GUIDELINES OR HOW MUCH TIME WOULD BE SPENT MANAGING LOGISTICS VERSUS LEARNING AND WHETHER THIS WAS A WAY TO ATTEND SCHOOL SAFELY.

AND THEN I PUT MY TEACHER HAT ON.

THIS IS WHERE IT REALLY STARTED TO GET REAL FOR ME.

AS A TEACHER, I WONDERED WHETHER THERE WOULD BE ADEQUATE TIME FOR LEARNING WHILE I WAS NAVIGATING LOGISTICAL ROUTINES.

I WORRY ABOUT THE KID THAT CRAWLS AROUND ON THE FLOOR DURING A LESSON OR THE ONE THAT WON'T SIT IN HER SEAT AND WEAR THAT MASK.

I KNOW MY KID COULD BE THAT KID.

I WONDERED IF MY STUDENTS COULD GET SICK, IF I COULD GET SICK AND BRING SICKNESS TO OUR FAMILY.

AND KIDS GOING AGAINST DISTANCE DROVES.

I WONDER IF THE TRADE OFF IS TOO LARGE.

HOW MUCH LEARNING WOULD HAPPEN AND BALANCING THE CONCERNS COMBINED WITH THE CONCERNS WE DON'T REALLY YET KNOW HOW TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING IN A CONSISTENT WAY, I WAS STILL LEFT FEELING THE HYBRID MODEL WAS NOT SAFE AND THE ONLY

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OPTION WAS A FULLY VIRTUAL MODEL.

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORITY WOULD BE TO FIND WAYS TO PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE WAYS TO BRING SUPPORT TO OUR CHILDREN WHO ARE VULNERABLE AND CHILDREN WHO NEED TO WORK OUT OF THE HOME.

I KNOW THIS IS PART OF VIRTUAL PLUS PLAN.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU ALL.

I JUST WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AND GIVE A QUICK OVERVIEW AS TO HOW WE DETERMINED WHAT WAS FEASIBLE AND WE HAD TO DEVELOP FEASIBILITY FACTORS AND SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE LOOKED AT AND WHAT ARE THE CONSTRAINTS IN REGARD TO THE MODEL RECOMMENDING TO THE BOARD.

WHAT ARE THE CONSTRAINTS IN REGARDS TO CAPACITY, SPACE WITHIN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, THE STAFFING OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

THE COMPANY THAT WE MIGHT NEED IN REGARDS TO WHETHER IT'S CLEANING OR SUPPLIES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

THE TIME AS WELL AS THE FUNDING AND THE HEALTH STATUS.

WE REALLY DO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR OUR CITY AS WELL AS THE REGION YOU KNOW HEALTH STATISTICS THAT ARE BEING RELEASED DAILY IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA.

WE ALSO HAD TO LOOK AT OUR INPUTS AND THIS WAS INPUT FROM NOT ONLY OUR COMMUNITY BUT ALSO OUR STAFF AND OUR STUDENTS.

YOU KNOW LOOKING AT OUR THOUGHT PARTNERS AND THE FEEDBACK THAT WAS RECEIVED FROM THEM IN MAY AND JUNE AS WELL AS THE SURVEY RESULTS.

WE DID AN INITIAL SURVEY IN EARLY JULY.

WE ARE RECENTLY POLLING OUR FAMILIES AGAIN, WHICH FAMILIES PLEASE COMPLETE THAT.

YOU KNOW THAT SURVEY THAT IS OUT.

THAT IS TO HELP GUIDE OUR WORK.

WE HOPE WE CAN HAVE ALL OF OUR FAMILIES, EVEN IF YOU DON'T NEED THE SUPPORTS, YOU STILL COMPLETE THE SURVEYS SAYING YOU DON'T NEED THE SUPPORTS.

AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY CHATS AND FAQS.

WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF QUESTIONS OUT THERE THAT WE HAVE WORKED THROUGH AND WE MADE SURE WE HAD RESPONSES FOR ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS AND THEY'RE POSTED TO OUR ACPS AT HOME WEBSITE.

FINALLY, WE NEEDED TO LOOK AT THE MODEL AND THE ACTUAL STRATEGIC PLAN.

WHAT THE SPECIFIC FOCUS ON OUR MISSION, VISION, CORE VALUES AND IF WE ARE ACTUALLY LIVING TO THE EXPECTATIONS THAT WE SET, LIVING UP TO THE EXPECTATIONS WE SET FOR OURSELVES.

APART OF DECISIONMAKING APPROACH FOR EACH OF OUR TEAMS AND WE'RE NOW GOING TO SHARE OUT OR THE CHAIRS AND ONE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE SHARING OUT ABOUT THEIR CONSTRAINTS AND THE INPUTS THEY RECEIVED AS WELL AS THEIR FINDINGS WITH THIS.

THIS WAS THE APPROACH WE USED FOR EACH OF OUR CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS AM THEY LOOKED AT THOSE THREE SPECIFIC FEASIBLE FACTORS I MENTIONED AND DETERMINED WHETHER THOSE CONSTRAINTS STILL ALLOWED US TO IMPLEMENT THE PARTICULAR MODEL.

ALSO WHETHER THE INPUT THAT WE RECEIVED STILL ALLOWED US TO IMPLEMENT THAT PARTICULAR MODEL AND THEN ALSO IF THE MODEL WAS ALIGNED WITH THE ACTUAL STRATEGIC PLAN AND OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORTS AND OUR TEAMS FOUND THAT WAS FEASIBLE.

MEANING WE CAN ANSWER YES TO THE CONSTRAINTS, INPUTS AND ALIGNMENT, WE COULD DETERMINE IF IT WAS FEASIBLE OR IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED AM WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO OUR CROSS FUNCTIONAL PLANNING TEAM.

WE WILL START WITH OUR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TEAM.

DR. CRAWFORD WILL BEGIN TALKING THROUGH THE FEASIBILITY FROM THIS SEAL LENS.

>> DR. CRAWFORD.

>> THANK YOU.

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND ALL THOSE VIEWING.

WE ARE EXCITED TO PERSONALITY THE INPUTS AND RESEARCH.

YOU HEARD US REFERRED TO AS SEAL.

WE REALLY WANT TO THANK OUR TEAM MEMBERS WHO SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS AND HOURS CONSIDERING THIS SEAL NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

THE GROUP WAS TRULY AMAZING.

YOU WILL HEAR FROM MANY OF THEM AND I KNOW A NUMBER OF WATCHING.

DR. HUTCHINGS MENTIONED THE PROCESS WE USED.

I WILL HIGHLIGHT A FEW YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE.

WITH RESPECT TO OUR CONVERSATIONS ON SCHEDULING DEVELOPMENT AND STUDENT SUPPORTS.

ONE MAJOR ISSUE THAT WE DISCUSSED WAS THE PHYSICAL CAPACITY.

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AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

SO AN EXAMPLE BEING GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHICH WAS ONE OF EIGHT SCHOOLS THAT WOULD NOT ALLOW FOR THE 50% HYBRID SCHEDULE AS FAR AS FEASIBILITY GOES.

IN FACT, GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL WOULD ONLY ALLOW FOR 60% OF THE STUDENTS BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IF WE WENT WITH AB HYBRID SCHEDULE.

SO OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS A CRITICAL FACTOR IN WHETHER WE COULD GO TO THE HYBRID AND THEN THE RESULTING STUDENTS SCHEDULES AND OTHER SUPPORTS THAT WOULD BE NEEDED BECAUSE WE COULD NOT ACHIEVE WHAT WE NEEDED TO WITHIN THAT, THE TEAM DID NOT FEEL THE HYBRID WAS APPROPRIATE AT THAT TIME.

WITH RESPECT TO INPUTS, WE LOOKED AT A NUMBER OF DATA SOURCES INCLUDING THE PULSE SURVEY FROM THE SPRING.

WE ALSO DISCUSSED AND KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN EXCEPTIONALLY TRAUMATIC TIME FOR OUR STUDENTS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

THE SUDDEN CLOSURE.

LACK OF PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL CONTACT THAT WE'RE USED TO AND ON GOING HEALTH FEARS THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING.

SO, A CRITICAL PIECE AND OF COURSE I'M BIASSED BUT I WOULD SAY THE BIGGEST PIECE TO REOPENING IS HOW ARE WE PROVIDING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT IT OUR STUDENTS? WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON A DAILY BASIS TO BUILD THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND ADDRESS THE TRAUMA THAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE EXPERIENCED? IN PROVIDING THIS SEAL OF SUPPORTS, WHEN WE REOPEN, WE HOPE THIS WILL ADDRESS A NUMBER OF CONCERNS THAT WERE EXPRESSED IN THE SPRING WITH RESPECT TO STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND ALSO CONNECTEDNESS.

I'LL GIVE ONE EXAMPLE OF WHAT HAPPENED.

ON THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER SCHOOL AND THIS HIGHLIGHTS THE NEEDS AND ARE SHOWING US.

AT ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL WE HAD A COUNSELOR WHO OFFERED A CHECK IN AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.

WE HAD 100 STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THAT ON THE FIRST DAY.

THAT SHOWS WHAT OUR STUDENTS GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW AND THE TREMENDOUS NEED DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE ENCOUNTERED IN THE PAST.

YOU'RE GOING IT HEAR MORE DETAILS ON THE EXPLICIT SCHEDULES.

THE FRAMEWORKS FOR THE SCHEDULES AS WELL AS SEAL DETAILS IN THE PRESENTATION FROM MR. DARRYL SAMPSON AND TWO OF OUR OUTSTANDING PRINCIPALS.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DR. WILKINS AND I THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO OUR SEAL CONSIDERATIONS.

>> THANK YOU DOCTOR CRAWFORD.

GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD MEMBERS.

OUR PLANNING TEAM SPANS THREE AREAS, PERSONNEL STAFFING, CLASSROOM SPACE PLANNING, AND COMPUTER DEVICES.

WE THANK ALL THE MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM AS WE WORKED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST REMOTE OPENING OR HYBRID MODELS.

SANDRA HARDMAN AND ERICA GULICK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR QUESTIONS IN THE Q AND A SESSION THAT FOLLOWS.

IN OUR DISCUSSIONS, A KEY CRITERIA WAS SUSTAINABILITY.

OUR CAPACITY TO SERVE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

OPERATIONS ON TIME, AND OVER TIME.

THAT MEANS WHATEVER WE DO, MUST BE DOABLE AND SUSTAINABLE FOR THE NEXT SIX TO NINE MONTHS.

OUR CONCLUSION IS THAT THE REMOTE LEARNING MODEL IS THE MOST SUSTAINABLE AND FEASIBLE OPTION AT THIS TIME.

UPON EXAMINING OUR AREAS OF STAFFING, CLASSROOM SPACE AND COMPUTER DEVICES, WE MADE THIS ASSESSMENT.

FIRST, IN HUMAN RESOURCES, STAFFING LEVELS WE PROJECT OVER 90% OF INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF IS AVAILABLE FOR REMOTE WORK.

HOWEVER, UNDER A HYBRID MODEL.

ONLY 60% OF STAFF ARE PROJECTED TO RETURN TO ON SITE INSTRUCTION DUE TO PERSONAL SICKNESS, CARING FOR A SICK DEPENDENT, OR THE LACK OF CHILD CARE.

SECOND, THE FACILITIES SPACE PLANNING WE HAVE SEVERELY LIMITED OCCUPANCY RATES GIVEN THE SIX FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENT.

THE IMPACT OF THIS CONSTRAINT IS ONLY 40 TO 60% OF LEARNING SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

HOW DOES ONE RUN A SCHOOL WITH APPROXIMATELY HALF THE CLASSROOM SPACE? TO RUN A HYBRID MODEL WITH SUCH LIMITED CLASSROOM SPACE, NOW REQUIRE THAT IS WE MUST KNOW THE SPECIFIC STUDENT, SPECIFIC TEACHER, AND SPECIFIC COURSES TO ASSIGN TO A SPECIFIC CLASSROOM SEATING LIMIT.

THESE ARE DETAILS WHICH REQUIRE MORE TIME TO DEVELOP.

INDEED IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL ITERATIONS TO SEE WHAT WORKS.

IF THERE EVER WAS A TIME FOR IBM WATSON.

THIS IS IT.

THIRD, COMPUTER DEVICES.

OUR TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CAN SUPPORT EITHER SCHOOL OPENING

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MODEL.

HOWEVER, TECH SERVICES STILL NEEDS TIME TO PROCURE MORE THAN 7000 DEVICES TO PUT IN THE HANDS OF STUDENTS BY SEPTEMBER 8TH.

THE REAL CHALLENGE IS HOW TO MANAGE THE HEALTH RISK WHEN ONE IS IN CLOSE QUARTERS TO PICK UP DEVICES, CLEAN DEVICES AND MAINTAIN DEVICES TO A STANDARD THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED.

THE OVERALL ASSESSMENT IS THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF TEACHERS AND STAFF FOR ON SITE WORK IS GREATLY REDUCED IN A HYBRID MODEL.

THE PHYSICAL SPACE IS SEVERELY CONSTRAINED AND MANAGING THE HEALTH RISK OF CLEANLINESS OF COMPUTER DEVICES REQUIRES MORE TIME TO FIGURE OUT.

GIVEN THESE CONSTRAINTS OUR CONCLUSION IS THE REMOTE MODEL WORKS AT THIS TIME.

IN SUMMARY, THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF OPENING A CLASSROOM AND CLOSING A CLASSROOM IS NOT ONLY PROBLEMATIC BUT TRAUMATIC FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WHO NEED AND DEMAND A CONSISTENT SCHOOL SETTING.

AT THIS TIME, GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW OF AVAILABLE STAFFING, AVAILABLE SPACE, AND AVAILABLE DEVICES, THE MOST CONSISTENT AND SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL OPERATION IS A REMOTE MODEL.

THAT CONCLUDES MY SECTION.

I WILL NOW BE FOLLOWED BY DR. HART.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD MEMBERS AND ACPS COMMUNITY VIEWING TODAY'S PRESENTATION.

MY NAME IS DR. ALICIA HART WILL REVIEW THE HEALTH AND SAFETY FEASIBILITY PLAN.

PRIOR TO STARTING, WE LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO WANTED ON THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANNING TEAM.

TWO OF THE KEY DATA POINTS THAT GUIDED OUR CONSTRAINT CONVERSATION ON THE TEAM WAS FIRST, BEING THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT WE RECEIVED ON CURRENT COVID CASES IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA.

ANOTHER KEY DATA POINT THAT USED TO DEVELOP OUR CONSTRAINTS OF THE UPDATED TRANSPORTATION MODEL.

I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE THREE THAT WE FELT AS A TEAM WOULD BE MOST SIGNIFICANT REGARDING OUR FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS.

THE FIRST BEING TRANSPORTATION.

WE HAVE TO CONTEND WITH CURRENT AND PROJECTED ABSENTEEISMS AND VACANCIES IN OUR STAFF AND ROUTING ISSUES WITH OUR STAFF AND WHAT WOULD THE FUNDING NEED TO BE IN ORDER FOR US TO TRANSPORT ALL OF THOSE WITHIN THE DIVISION TO MAINTAIN EQUITY? ANOTHER KEY CONSTRAINT FOR US WAS THE PROCUREMENT AND LEAD TIME FOR PPE OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

WE ALL UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING SURE THAT THIS RESOURCE IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND STAFF THAT WOULD BE RETURNING IN A HYBRID MODEL.

WE HAVE BEEN PURCHASING PPE FOR THE ACTIONS GOING ON.

THAT IS NOT TO OUTFIT THE NEARLY 20,000 PEOPLE WE NEED FOR REOPENING THE SCHOOL.

ALSO ADDING TO THAT IS THE COMPETITION FOR ORDERING SUPPLIES.

MANY ENTITIES ARE PROCURING THE SAME PPE ITEMS AT THE EXACT SAME TIME WHICH EXTENDS THE LEAD TIME.

THE TEAM DID NOT HAVE CONFIDENCE WE WOULD HAVE THE NECESSARY PPE FOR THE START OF SCHOOL.

THEN OUR SCREENING PROCESS.

WE ALSO UNDERSTAND JUST FROM CURRENT MEDICAL GUIDANCE THAT HEALTH AND SAFETY IS PRIMARY FOR FAMILIES WHEN ASSESSING WHETHER CHILDREN SHOULD RETURN TO SCHOOL.

WE HAD A ROBUST LOOK AT WHAT KIND OF SCREENING CAN WE DO ON CAMPUS 100% TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS.

OR SCREENINGS WHERE PARENTS COMPLETE PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SCHOOL DAY OR SHOULD WE USE A COMBINATION OF THE TWO? OUR TEAM AFTER HAVING MANY CONVERSATIONS COULD NOT LAND ON RIGHT NOW WHAT THE RECOMMENDED PROCESS SHOULD BE.

OF COURSE, WE SHOULD NOT START SCHOOL WITHOUT HAVING THAT MAIN LOGISTIC ITEM LOCKED DOWN.

BASED ON THESE THREE CONSTRAINTS, OUR TEAM CONTINUES TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS.

I WOULD LIKE TO PASS THIS ON TO DR. MARCIA JACKSON.

IF SHE IS NOT ON THE LINE, I CAN JUMP IN AND KEEP GOING.

SOME OF THE INPUTS THAT WERE CONSIDERED AS PART OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN WERE STAFF AND FAMILY SURVEYS.

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THAT INDICATED THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AS THE PRIMARY CONCERN WHICH I SPOKE TO EARLIER.

OF COURSE, USING C.D.C. AND AHD GUIDELINES SUCH AS INCREASED LEVELS OF RATES AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES TO REOPEN.

A SCREENING CHECK LESS -- >> I'M SORRY.

YES.

>> I'M HERE.

>> YES I'M HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANNING TEAM INCLUDED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSES AND WE LOOKED AT A NUMBER OF RESEARCH AND COVID RESPONSE MODELS THAT INCLUDED GUIDANCE FROM THE C.D.C., THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

ONE CRITICAL PIECE OF DATA THAT INFLUENCED OUR THINKING WERE THE RESULTS OF OUR STAFF AND FAMILY SURVEY THAT INDICATED THAT HEALTH AND SAFETY WAS THE PRIMARY CONCERN AS WE DECIDED WHICH MODEL TO GO WITH.

THE GUIDELINES FROM THE C.D.C. AND THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHICH REFERENCED DECREASED LEVELS OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION AND MITIGATION AS IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS, YOU CAN SEE THAT LISTED HERE ON THE SLIDE FROM THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

AND WE TALKED EXTENSIVELY ABOUT THE OVERALL NEED TO HAVE A HEALTH CHECK LIST TO SHARE WITH PARENTS AND STAFF REALIZING MOST OF US ARE NOT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND TO PREPARE TO REOPEN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR CLEANING PROTOCOLS THAT WOULD PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID.

AND WE LOOKED AT VARIOUS MODELS WHICH INCLUDED DEEP CLEANING AS WELL AS WHEN CASES ARE CONFIRMED, WHAT CLEANING NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE TO ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THE POSITIVE CASES.

AS WE LOOKED AT THOSE DIFFERENT FACTORS.

WE BELIEVE A REMOTE MODEL IS FEASIBLE RIGHT NOW.

AND SO I WILL TURN IT BACK TO MR. TURNER AND MR. EASLEY WHO WILL TALK ABOUT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.

>> THANK YOU, DOCTOR JACKSON.

APPRECIATE THAT.

GOOD AFTERNOON SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND AC PS FAMILY WATCHING FROM HOME.

WE WILL BE FACED WITH MANY CHALLENGES, MANY WE HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE.

I'M THANKFUL FOR HAVING THE FINANCIAL CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM, MICHAEL COVINGTON AND OTHERS TO HELP US GET STARTED TO CONTINUE TO TACKLE THE CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

WHEN IT COMES TO REOPENING, WE ARE LIMITED WHAT WE CAN DO BY OUR TOTAL BUDGET.

OUR COMBINED BUDGET $319.8 MILLION WITH $3.7 MILLION COMING FROM THE CARES ACT.

UNLIKE EVERY OTHER YEAR HOWEVER, WE ARE FACED WITH A HIGH VOLATILITY ON THE REVENUE SIDE.

SHOULD OUR REVENUE DECREASE, THEN OBVIOUSLY OUR EXPENDITURES MUST DECREASE AS WELL.

FURTHER LIMITING OUR CAPACITY.

WE ALREADY HAVE SEEN THIS OCCUR IN ONE SHAPE OR FORM WITH ALLOCATING $385,000 TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE EQUITABLE SERVICES, REDUCING OUR CARES FUNDING FROM 3.7 MILLION TO $3.3 MILLION.

WE WILL HAVE TO MONITOR RECEIPTS AND ECONOMIC SITUATION IN THE CITY AS WE RECEIVE OUR LARGEST REVENUE FROM THE CITY.

AS ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED, WE WILL MAKE THOSE.

IN ADDITION TO OUR VOLATILITY.

WE WOULD HAVE TO ABIDE BY HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES NONE OF WHICH WERE BUDGETED FOR.

WHILE WE CAN SHIFT BUDGETING AROUND TO MEET THE CHALLENGING REQUIREMENTS.

THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE UPPER LIMIT AND THE VOLATILITY OF OUR REVENUE MAKES IT UNFEASIBLE TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING.

I WOULD LIKE TO TOSS IT BACK TO MR. HUTCHINGS.

>> AS YOU CAN SEE, LOOK AT THE TIME, EFFORT AND ENERGY THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO THIS WORK TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE MAKING THE MOST FEASIBLE DECISION OUR PROVIDING THE MOST FEASIBLE MODEL FOR THIS SCHOOL BOARD TODAY.

I HAVE TO THANK ALL OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS WHO GAVE THESE UPDATES AND WE INTENTIONAL SET OUR SPRINT IN THIS ORDER.

WE ALWAYS KNEW AUGUST 7TH WAS OUR DAY.

WE STAYED TRUE TO THAT AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE TO DIG DEEPER INTO THE WORK WHERE WE WILL SHARE DEEPER KNOWLEDGE WHAT WE'RE DOING.

I WANT TO VALIDATE WHAT THE RECOMMENDATION IS.

THAT IS OUR VIRTUAL PLUS.

IT'S REALLY NOT ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT OR WRONG BUT WHAT IS FEASIBLE.

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THESE ARE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

THERE'S NOT A PLAY BOOK THAT GOES ALONG WITH HOW TO MAKE DECISIONS DURING THIS PARTICULAR TIME.

WE HAD TO LOOK AT OUR CONSTRAINTS AND INPUT AND ALIGNMENT.

I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM FOR BRANDING THIS VIRTUAL PLUS AND TO GO MORE SPECIFIC INTO WHAT THE PLUS MEANS.

AS YOU LOOK AT VIRTUAL PLUS.

THERE ARE FOUR SPECIFIC AREAS WE'RE LOOKING AT AND REALLY THERE'S A 5TH WE'RE LOOKING AT.

THE FOUR SPECIFIC AREAS THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON IS ENHANCING AND FORMALIZING OUR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMY LEARNING SUPPORT.

THERE WAS A LOT WE LEARNED AS FAR AS ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS STUDENTS NEED.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE PROVIDING THOSE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS FOR THOSE STUDENTS.

WE ALSO WANTED TO FOCUS ON CHILD CARE FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES.

CHILD CARE OPTIONS FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES.

WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO EXTEND THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE'RE GOING TO SHARE MORE DETAILS SHORTLY.

THE THIRD AREA IS THE CONTINUED MEAL DISTRIBUTION.

OUR SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL TEAM HAS BEEN DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB.

WE PROVIDE OVER 30,000 MEALS FOR OUR FAMILIES AND WILL CONTINUE WITH OUR VIRTUAL PLUS OPTION.

THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL MEAL OPTIONS WE WILL PROVIDE OUR FAMILIES AND YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT SHORTLY.

THE FOURTH AREA DEALS WITH OUR EXTENDED TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES.

YOU KNOW IN ORDER FOR US TO HAVE A COMPLETE 100% VIRTUAL TO ENSURE OUR FAMILIES ARE ENGAGED AND OUR STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS T A TEACHER, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES.

AND FROM MARCH THROUGH JUNE WE PROVIDED THESE DEVICES FOR THIRD GRADE THROUGH 12TH GRADE.

HOWEVER FOR OUR 100% VIRTUAL MOVING FORWARD, WE WILL BE PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY DEVICES FOR OUR STUDENTS IN PRE-K THROUGH SECOND AND THAT IS THROUGH TABLETS AS WELL AS CHROME BOOKS FOR OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS.

I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT LIVING OUT OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

KUDOS TO BOARD FOR ADOPTING, I BELIEVE A BOLD AND COURAGEOUS PLAN.

PEOPLE ARE SENDING MY E-MAILS SAYING YOU ALL ARE ABOUT TO DO YOUR WORK IN REGARDS TO CHANGING THE NARRATIVE.

WE TALK ABOUT INSPIRING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE NOT TO LOSE THAT WITH OUR VIRTUAL PLUS MODEL.

ALIGNED WITH OUR VISION AND MISSION AND CORE VALUES SPECIFICALLY MAKING SURE OUR FAMILIES ARE WELCOMED AND OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE WELCOMED.

THEY ARE EMPOWERED.

WE'RE EQUITY FOCUSED AND BEING EXTREMELY INNOVATIVE AND RESULTS DRIVEN.

I THINK WITH THIS VIRTUAL PLUS AS WE THINK ABOUT OUR VISION NOW AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE'RE HOPING OUR STUDENTS WILL THRIVE IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD.

GUESS WHAT? NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEGIN TO THRIVE.

WE'RE PUTTING OUR VISION TO THE TEST WITH THIS VIRTUAL PLUS.

THIS IS ALL ABOUT INNOVATION AND ALLOWING OUR STUDENTS TO HAVE TO TRANSITION AT SUCH A VERY RAPID PACE FROM BEING IN PERSON TO BEING VIRTUALLY, LITERALLY OVER NIGHT AND IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT OUR STUDENTS BUT ALSO OUR STAFF MEMBERS AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS AS WE TRANSITION INTO OUR DEEP DIVE.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR UNSUNG HEROES, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE EDUCATORS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THEY ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE JUST AS MUCH.

HAD TO PIVOT FROM AN IN-PERSON SITUATION TO VIRTUAL OVER NIGHT.

HOW WE ASSESS OUR STUDENTS AND ENGAGE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE THIS PROCESS.

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I WANT TO SAY HATS OFF TO ALL OF OUR STAFF ACROSS ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS ACROSS THIS WORLD WHO ARE WORKING ON BEHALF OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO TRANSITION AND TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO KEY AREAS I KNOW THE BOARD IS YEARNING TO HEAR MORE DETAILS ABOUT AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY.

I WILL TURN THINGS OVER TO DARRYL SAMPSON, OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF I KEEP GETTING IT WRONG.

I WANT TO SAY SEAL BUT WE CHANGED SEAL TO -- STUDENT SUPPORT TEAMS.

>> THANK YOU.

SST.

I GET IT WRONG EVERY TIME, DARRYL.

I WAS DOING SO GOOD.

I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MR. SAMPSON.

OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT TEAMS.

>> GREAT, THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. HUTCHINGS, IT'S GREAT TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH YOU A LITTLE BIT.

TODAY ABOUT THE WORK OF THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL ACADEMY LEARNING TEAMS. I DO WANT TO THANK THE LARGER SEAL GROUP FROM THE LAST MONTH WHO HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT AREAS AND THANK IN PARTICULAR OUR PRINCIPALS AND DIRECTORS OF COUNSELING WHO SPENT THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS SUPPORTING US IN THE LEARNING MODULES.

ONE OF THE BIG CHARGES FROM OUR GROUP IS WE KNEW THAT DUE TO WHAT A COLLEAGUE REFERRED TO AS THE DUAL PANDEMICS OF BOTH COVID-19 AS WELL AS THE SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM IN PRESENT IN OUR COUNTRY, WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK REGARDLESS OF MODEL AND REALLY BE ABLE TO SUPPORT NOT ONLY THE ACADEMIC NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN AT FACE-TO-FACE SCHOOL SINCE MARCH AND THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS FOR THE SAME REASON AS THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME OF THE TRAUMAS DURING THE LAST SINCE MARCH.

AND WE KNEW THAT IN PARTICULAR THE GUIDANCE COMING FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WAS WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF KIDS AS THE PRIMARY FOCUS SO THEN OUR STUDENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO ACCESS THE ACADEMIC LEARNING THAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEM.

SO SOME OF THE KEY COMPONENTS THAT WE REALLY TOOK TO HEART AND EXPLORED WITH THESE TEAMS WAS MAKING SURE WE HAD MORE CONSISTENT STRUCTURES PARTICULARLY IN THE SCHOOL DAY IN 4.0 VERSUS IN 2.0.

WE REALLY DID WANT TO USE WHAT WE LEARNED LAST SPRING AND TAKE THAT AND THEN MAKE CHANGES IN HOW WE WERE GOING TO START THIS FALL BASED UPON SOME OF THOSE LEARNED LESSONS.

WE AS DR. MANN WILL OFTEN SAY.

SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION.

SO WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO BE TAKING ATTENDANCE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 8TH.

AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT FOR GRADING, WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO OUR TRADITIONAL GRADING SYSTEM.

THE STANDARDS BASED GRADING SYSTEM AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL AND THE A THROUGH F IN THE SECONDARY.

WE NEEDED TO BETTER REFLECT THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL DAYS WE HAD PRIOR TO THE CLOSURE.

I WILL TALK ABOUT THE SCHEDULES IN JUST A MINUTE.

SOMETHING ELSE WE REALLY WANTED TO THINK ABOUT WAS KNOWING THAT THIS PAST SEVERAL MONTHS HAVE BEEN NEW, WE WANTED TO MAKE SUR WE WERE CAREFULLY THINKING ABOUT WHAT TOOLS DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE TO STUDENTS TO ASSESS WHERE MAYBE THERE ARE GAPS OR WHERE THERE ARE TOPICS OR CURRICULAR AREAS WE NEED TO EXPLORE TO BETTER SUPPORT THEM BASED ON THESE VERY UNIQUE NEEDS OF THE VERY UNIQUE TIME IN OUR HISTORY.

SO WE'RE REALLY THINKING ABOUT HOW TO EMPLOY SCREEN TOOLS TO IDENTIFY THAT CURRICULUM AND WHICH STUDENTS MAYBE NEED MORE SUPPORT.

SO SMALLER GROUP SUPPORTS OR INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORTS AND THAT'S WHETHER IT'S ACADEMIC LEARNING OR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

AS WE THINK ABOUT THEN WHAT OUR NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO BE.

THIS MONTH WE'RE THINKING ABOUT TIER ONE, UNIVERSAL CURRICULUM FOR ALL STUDENTS.

BOTH ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL CONTENT.

WE'RE MAKING SURE WE DEVELOP SCHEDULES THAT MEET OUR STUDENT AND FAMILY NEEDS EVEN THROUGH A FULLY VIRTUAL MODEL.

AND THEN NEXT MONTH INTO OCTOBER WE'RE THINKING ABOUT EMPLOYING THE

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SCREENING TOOLS TO GET THE DATA WE NEED TO MEET THE SPECIFIC AND UNIQUE NEEDS OF OUR KIDS AND THEN ALSO THEN CREATING IN THOSE MONTHS, WHAT THOSE SUPPORTS WHETHER THEY'RE SMALL GROUP INTERVENTIONS, WHETHER WE NEED TO EXPLORE A CERTAIN TOPIC IN OUR UNIVERSAL SOCIAL EMOTIONAL CURRICULUM SO WE GET THAT INFORMATION AND THEN USE IT APPROPRIATELY.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO WHEN WE THINK PARTICULARLY ABOUT THE SCHEDULING PROCESS, WE WANTED TO, STARTED OFF BY FIRST DEVELOPING A PILOT SCHEDULE WITH A SMALL GROUP OF PRINCIPALS AND DIRECTORS OF COUNSELING AND PARTICULARLY FOR THE HYBRID MODEL.

WHEN WE BUILT UP THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULES, WE WANTED TO GO TO THE EXPERTS.

WE HAVE A GREAT GROUP OF PRINCIPALS AND THEIR TEAMS IN THE BUILDINGS.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WERE USING THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THE FRONT LINES EVERY DAY WHO DEVELOP THESE SCHEDULES ON AN ANNUAL BASE AND COLLABORATE WITH US AS WE EXPLORED WHAT SHOULD A MODEL FOR ACPS LOOK LIKE WHEN IT COMES TO A VIRTUAL SCHEDULE.

SO WE BROUGHT THEM ALL IN.

THEY HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC.

AND THEY WERE HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE IN THESE EFFORTS.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM TWO OF THEM IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

WE BROKE THEM UP INTO ELEMENTARY, K-8 SCHOOLS AND THEN OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS COLLABORATED AND TC HAD THEIR TEAM WORKING TOGETHER TO EXPLORE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO, WHEN WE HAD THEM ALTOGETHER TO LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE FOR OUR STUDENTS, WE DID WANT TO POINT OUT WHAT ARE THE PARAMETERS AN BASIC GUIDANCE WE WANT TO GIVE TO THEM TO HELP GIVE THEM A FOUNDATION OF WHERE TO EVEN BEGIN.

SO AGAIN BASED UP THAT GUIDANCE AND WE RECEIVED IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WE KNEE WE NEEDED EXPLICIT TIME FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING EVERY DAY TO BUILD UP THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS AND RESILIENCY TO BUILD THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND THEI SCHOOLS, AND STUDENTS AND THEIR PEERS.

SO THAT THEY'RE REALLY STARTING TO FEEL A SENSE OF BEING AT HOME, BEING THAT SCHOOL IS A SAFE PLACE.

THEY FEEL TRUST AND SUPPORT WITH THE PEOPLE AROUND THEM.

AGAIN, WE KNOW THAT NO SIGNIFICANT LEARNING IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITHOUT THE SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIPS.

WE AGAIN WANTED TO LISTENED TO THE FEEDBACK FROM THE SPRING.

AND REALLY CHALLENGED OUR SCHOOLS TO THINK ABOUT DO WE HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF BLOCKS, AND ALSO LOOKING AT YOU KNOW, WHERE DO WE NEED TO FIND ALIGNMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING AND ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING.

>> SOME THE FEEDBACK WE GOT WERE CONCERNS ABOUT KIDS TRYING TO JUGGLE SEVEN CLASSES AT ONCE.

WE DID ASK THEM TO LOOK AT FOUR CLASSES IN THE FALL SEMESTER AND TAKE FOUR DIFFERENT CLASSES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER IN ADDITIO TO LOOKING AT IT AGAIN THE TRADITIONAL 7 PERIOD BLOCK SCHEDULE THAT MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE VERY USED TO.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE KNOW THAT WE NEED FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOLS.

WE KNOW THAT SCHOOL PRINCIPALS NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOME WIGGLE ROOM WITHIN THE SCHEDULES TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE INTERVENTIONS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO THEIR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES BUT ALSO THAT SUPPORT SOME OF THE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS THAT EXIST IN MANY OF OUR ACPS SCHOOLS SUCH AS DUEL LANGUAGE, STEM ET CETERA.

SO, I AM VERY EXCITED FOR YOU TO GET TO HEAR FROM TWO OF OUR AMAZING PRINCIPALS AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU THE PRINCIPAL LENS OF THIS EXPERIENCE AND WHERE SOME OF THIS THINKING HAS LANDED IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS.

SO I WILL TURN TO OVER TO MS. CRUZ AND CANTON.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

I AM EXCITED TO SHARE THE PROCESS WE WENT THROUGH.

YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT OUR CROSS FUNCTIONAL PLANNING TEAMS REPRESENTED IN THE ORANGE TEXT BOX.

THIS SHOWS HOW THE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS HEARD GUIDANCE.

PARTICIPATED IN THIS CRUCIAL DECISION.

I WAS SELECTED TO BE PART OF SCHEDULING SCREW AND JESSIE MACE MAZER, OUR TC WILLIAMS PRINCIPAL.

THE DIRECTOR OF SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION AND ENGLISH LEARNER SERVICES AND OTHER

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ACPS STAFF.

SINCE OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CAN BE SO DIFFERENT, I THEN BROUGHT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL GINGER CANTON WHO HAS A LARGER SCHOOL WITH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS. AS PRINCIPAL REPRESENTATIVES WE ALIGNED ON EXPECTATIONS FOR HYBRID AND VIRTUAL SCHEDULES.

WE TESTED SCHEDULES AT ALL LEVELS FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD TO HIGH SCHOOL.

I WILL INTRODUCE GINGER CANTON WHO WILL GO THROUGH THE WORK OF OUR AMAZING PRINCIPAL GROUP.

THANK YOU.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

ALL PRINCIPALS APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE FEASIBILITY OF THE HYBRID MODEL AND RECOGNIZING ITS LIMITATIONS BEGAN A SIMILAR PROCESS FOR PROPOSING VIRTUAL SCHEDULES.

BEGINS TO THE TRADITIONAL ON SITE LEARNING.

WE LOOKED AT NEIGHBORING DIVISIONS AND AS AN ACPS COHORT.

WE CAME UP TO A RANGE OF MINUTES FOR AN INSTRUCTIONAL DAY AND PREPARED DRAFT SCHEDULES ALIGNED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONAL MINUTES OF VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY BUT ARE STILL REFLECTIVE OF THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMING THAT MAY BE UNIQUE TO EACH SCHOOL.

ON THE NEXT SLIDE I WILL SHARE SOME OF THE GOALS THAT GUIDED OUR WORK IN CREATING SCHEDULES.

WE PRIORITIZED THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AND ALSO THE EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STAFF MEMBERS IN A VIRTUAL MODEL.

WE HAVE EXPANDED THE CONTENT AND LENGTH OF TIME RECOGNIZING THE NEEDS TO PROTECT TIME FOR CONNECTIONS, BOTH STUDENT TO STUDENT AND BETWEEN STUDENTS AND TEACHERS BEFORE JUMPING INTO INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT.

SCHOOL LEADERS ENGAGED IN PLANNING TO EXPLICITLY ADDRESS THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEARNING.

IN THIS VIRTUAL PLUS MODEL.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, THE USE OF VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND MODELS AND MEANINGFUL ASSESSMENTS WILL BE USED TO DELIVER DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING EXPERIENCING FOR ALL STUDENTS.

USING VIRTUAL PLATFORMS AND AVAILING OUR STAFF IN VARIOUS ROLES.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SUPPORTS FOR ALL STAFF MEMBERS ARE ESSENTIAL AND WILL BE PROVIDED TO EXPAND THE TOOL KITS CURRENTLY POSSESSED.

THIS INCLUDES SUPPORT FOR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH VIRTUAL PLUS.

ON THE NEXT SLIDE, PRINCIPAL CREWS WILL PRESENT A MODEL DEMONSTRATING JUST HOW THIS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED.

>> HELLO AGAIN.

I KNOW MOST ARE WONDERING HOW WHAT WE ARE DOING IN THE FALL IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE DID IN SPRING.

THIS VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL MORE CLOSELY RESEMBLES THE GRADUATE RELEASE AND WORKSHOP MODELS WE ARE USED TO SEEING IN CLASSROOMS EVERY DAY.

THE CO-TEACHING MODEL WORK WE HAVE DONE WITH MARYLAND FRIEND CAN BE RECREATED IN TO MODEL.

TEACHERS PRESENT NEW CONCEPTS, SKILLS AND STRATEGIES AND ALLOW STUDENTS TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND WORKING WITH SMALLER GROUPS BEFORE RECONVENING WITH THE GROUP.

THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS REQUIRING ENGLISH LEARNER SUPPORT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED USING THESE VIRTUAL MODELS.

WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS ARE GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED FROM A VARIETY OF STAFF MEMBERS.

SUCH AS COACHES, INTERVENTIONISTS, EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS, TAG TEACHERS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER TEACHERS AND SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION TEACHERS.

AS A PRINCIPAL GROUP, WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THE MODEL HERE CAN CREATE EXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS TARGETED THROUGH SMALL GROUPS.

I WILL NOW PASS IT OVER IT ON MR. SAMPSON TO TALK THROUGH THE SCHOOL DAY ACROSS DIFFERENT GRADE LEVEL.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

SO I KNOW THAT EVERYBODY IS EAGERLY WANTING TO KNOW WHAT IS MY DAY GOING DO LOOK LIKE IN THIS NEW VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT AND OUR GOAL IS TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MORE INFORMATION ON SOME OF THE SPECIFICS OF THOSE DAYS WITH THE COMMUNITY NEXT

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WEEK.

WE DO HAVE WHERE OUR CURRENT THINKING IS AROUND OUR CORE HOURS FOR STUDENTS AT THESE THREE LEVELS.

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOU CAN SEE PRESENTED ON THIS SLIDE HERE.

WITHIN THAT BAND OF HOURS IT IS A MIX OF SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING AND ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING.

WE ABSOLUTELY HEAR THE COMMUNITY AND WANTED TO THINK ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OFF OUR STUDENTS FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT THEM SEVEN HOURS ON THE SCREEN.

WE THINK HOW WE PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH SOME MATERIAL WHERE THEY WILL BE WORKING WITH THE TEACHER THROUGH A DEVICE BUT THEN ALSO WHAT THINGS CAN THEY DO ON THEIR OWN, MAYBE WITH A DEVICE BUT EVEN WITH SOME OTHER TOOLS.

AND THEN IN ADDITION, LIKE BUILDING IN TIMES FOR BREAKS.

SO THAT THEY YOU KNOW ARE GETTING SOME GOOD SOLID TIME AWAY FROM THE SCREENS.

I ALSO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT HERE THAT NONE OF THESE TIME BANDS INCLUDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OR AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS BUT THE SCHOOLS ARE WORKING ON THEM.

I THINK WE ABSOLUTELY HEARD FROM THE STUDENT VOICES IN PARTICULAR IN SOME OF THOSE COMMUNITY CHATS, THEY REALLY WANT TO HAVE THE TIME TO BE WITH THEIR PEERS AND THEN DOING THINGS THAT THEY LIKE TO DO TOGETHER.

AND SOME SORT OF CLUB OR ACTIVITY FORMAT.

SO, THERE IS GOING, THERE ARE GOING TO BE THE OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE HOURS LISTED HERE.

SO I'M GOING TO PASS THIS HAPPEN OFF TO MR. PAGE TO SHARE SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ASSESSMENTS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. SAMPSON AND GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD.

AND MEMBERS OF VIEWING PUBLIC.

THRILLED TO BE WITH YOU TODAY AND HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL.

I'M ROUNDING OUT OUR SEAL SUPPORTS WITH A LOOK AT ASSESSMENTS.

AND SO IN THIS DISCUSSION WE KNOW THE NEED TO ASSESS STUDENT LEARNING TO INFORM ON GOING INSTRUCTION AND SUPPORTS IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL.

AND WE ALSO KNOW THE NEED TO BALANCE THAT AGAINST THE PRIORITIES OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL HEALTH AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE SCHOOL DAY.

WHEN LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT ASSESSMENTS, WE ALSO KNOW WE WANT TO PRIORITIZE JUST IN TIME FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS WITH A BLEND OF DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENTS TO TELL US WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE SO WE KNOW WHERE THEY NEED TO GO.

AS IT RESULTS TO FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS OUR CURRICULUM STAFF WILL WORK WITH THE ACPS FRAMEWORK AND ACKNOWLEDGING AND KNOWING FOR OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS OUR ASSESSMENTS NEED TO LOOK DIFFERENT AND WILL DEVELOP TO DELIVER THOSE AS WELL.

WE KNOW ASSESSMENTS CANNOT BE ALL ONE SHAPE SIZE AND COLOR.

WE WANT A VARIETY OF ASSESSMENTS TO CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING INCLUDING THINGS LIKE EXIT TICKETS.

PERFORMANCE BASED ASSESSMENTS.

PORTFOLIOS TO REALLY THINK INNOVATIVELY AS INSTRUCTORS TO GAUGE WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE AND WHERE WE NEED TO TAKE THEM.

FROM DIAGNOSTIC, WE WILL ADMINISTER THE MAP SCREENER FOR STUDENTS GRADES 2-12TH AND GIVEN THE BREVITY AND THE DIAGNOSTIC WE NEED TO KNOW IN THE AREAS OF READING AND MATH.

WE WILL DELIVER THE FULL MAP ASSESSMENT WHEN WE RETURN TO AN IN-PERSON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

WE WORK WITH THE STATE FOR DIAGNOSTIC WITH OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. HUFFMAN WHO WILL TALK ABOUT CHILD CARE.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD MEMBERS DR. HUTCHINGS.

I FEEL LIKE BROOK CURRIN SHOULD GIVE US A BRAIN BOOST.

I WILL KEEP US GOING.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MISS JANE RICHARDSON, THE COORDINATE OF CITY WIDE PROGRAM.

AND DR. HART, THE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS.

SHANNA SAMPSON WHO KNOWS ABOUT 21ST GRANTS AND PROGRAMMING AND MANY OTHER ACPS LEADERS.

YOU CAN IMAGINE THE COMPLEXITIES INVOLVED FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT

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ESSENTIAL CHILD CARE OR IN-PERSON STUDENT SUPPORT VIRTUAL PLUS COMPONENT.

ACPS IS SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO ARE AND CAN PIVOT TO SUPPORT ACPS.

WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO PROVIDE A SAFETY NET FOR OUR HIGH-END NEEDS STUDENT AND FAMILIES.

WE KNOW SEVERAL OF THOSE PARTNERS INCLUDING THE CAMPANIA CENTER.

YMCA.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS.

CASA AND MORE AND SITE-SPECIFIC STUDENT SUPPORT PROVIDER LIKE COMMUNITY LODGINGS AND MULTIPLE EARLY CHILD PROVIDERS CAN POTENTIALLY OFFER FULL DAY BEFORE SCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL IN-PERSON STUDENT SUPPORT THROUGHOUT ALEXANDRIA FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE KNOW WE NEEDED TO CONNECT WITH THOSE PROVIDERS AND OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, MULTIPLE DEPARTMENT LEADERS HAVE BEEN IN EXPLORATORY KIND OF THINK TANK MEETINGS WITH THESE PROVIDERS AND PARTNERS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL CHILD CARE IN PERSON SUPPORTS FOR OUR FAMILIES IN NEED.

THESE MEETINGS LED BY DR. HART HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH RICH DISCUSSIONS ABOUT ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE, LIMITATIONS, SAFETY CONCERNS, LOCATIONS, CAPACITY, FEES AND MORE.

SPECIFIC TO EACH PARTNER.

WE KNOW THROUGH THE PROCESS WE IDENTIFIED HIGH-LEVEL KEY COMPONENTS AS INDICATED ON THE SLIDE.

WE KNOW ONCE WE GET THESE PARTNERS AND PROVIDERS AND GET THAT LIST AND KNOW THOSE.

WE NEED TO DESIGN A LIST OF SUPPORTS INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY ACCESS AND CURRICULAR SUPPORT AND POTENTIALLY SITE STAFF TRAINING OF THE SITE STAFF THAT ARE THERE AND MEALS AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL OF THAT.

ALONG WITH ONCE WE GET THOSE COMPONENTS IN PLACE, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE ALL OUR STAKEHOLDER SAYS KNOW ABOUT IT.

SO OUR FAMILIES UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS AND ELIGIBILITY AND DETAILS FOR EACH SPECIFIC SITE.

IN REGARDS TO THE TIMELINE, AND NEXT STEP, AS I MENTIONED, WE HAVE BEEN CONTINUING OUR DISCUSSION CAN SITE PARTNERS TO WORK THROUGH THE LOGISTICS.

ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS IS TO REFLECT ON THE DATA THAT WILL BE COMING IN NEXT WEEK REGARDING FAMILY NEEDS FROM OUR FAMILY SURVEY.

TO HELP US GUIDE OUR PATH EVEN MORE.

ANOTHER CONTINUED STEP IS THE CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT AND COLLABORATION WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERS SO THAT TOGETHER WITH STAKEHOLDERS, THESE DISCUSSIONS WILL PROVIDE CLARITY FOR THINGS LIKE ACPS FACILITY USAGE.

PROGRAMS SITE SUPPORTS UPON GUIDANCE AND COMPLIANCE ON SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

ALL THOSE THINGS WILL BE PUT INTO PLACE AND FINALLY, WE KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT CONNECTING THEM TO OTHER NON-PROFIT OFFICIAL PARTNERS THAT WE HAVE.

I MEAN WE HAVE SUCH AN INCREDIBLE GROUP OF PARTNERS IN THIS AREA EVERYTHING FROM THE LOCAL MOTION PROJECT.

WE HAVE ALEXANDRIA TUTORS CONSORTIUM, THE SOCCER ASSOCIATION.

I COULD LESS OFF 30 TO 40 RIGHT OFF THE BAT OF THESE INCREDIBLE PARTNERS WHO SAID, WE WILL PIVOT AS NEEDED TO HELP WHOEVER WE CAN AND HOWEVER WE CAN.

SO WE WILL BE CONNECTING THEM TO SITE PROVIDERS ALSO.

I KNOW THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY REST ASSURED, WE CONTINUING TO LAY EVERYTHIN ON THE TABLE AS WE LOOK TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF COLLABORATION, REMEMBERING SAFETY FIRST.

AGAIN WE'RE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH COMMITTED FLEXIBLE SITE PERSONS AND PROVIDERS ALONG WITH EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF MEMBERS.

SO WE ARE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A SMART BALANCED TIMELINE, THE STAGE GATES WE'RE GOING THROUGH AND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE SO FAMILIES WILL HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO MAKE THE DECISIONS NEEDED.

THANK YOU.

GOOD AFTERNOON SCHOOL BOARD.

I AM CINDY HORMEL AND WANT TO PROVIDE OUR NUTRITION PROGRAM AND THE CHANGES THAT THE OCCUR TO THE OUR MODEL AS WE APPROACH THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

IN ORDER TO PLAN FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR, WE WANTED TO BUILD ON OUR CURRENT MEAL DISTRIBUTION SUCCESSES TO SUPPORT ALL STUDENTS AND PREPARE THEM FOR A DAY OF LEARNING BY PROVIDING THEM WITH NUTRITIOUS MEALS THROUGHOUT THEIR DAY.

THE GRAPH IS THE NUMBER OF MEALS WE SERVED FROM THE MIDDLE OF MAY TO THE MIDDLE

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OF JULY.

AS YOU WILL SEE, WHEN THE MOBILE SITES AKA POP UPS WERE IMPLEMENTED, THE PARTICIPATION AT THE DISTRIBUTION SITES DECREASED AND THE MOBILE POP UP SITES INCREASED.

WE ALSO SAW ANOTHER DIP AS WE TRANSITIONED FROM THE END OF THE 2020 SCHOOL YEAR TO THE START OF SUMMER AND WHEN THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MAILED OUT THE PANDEMIC EBT CARDS TO ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PLAN IN 2020.

OUR CURRENT DISTRIBUTION MODEL IS LOCATED AT FIVE SCHOOL SITES AND EIGHT MOBILE POP UP LOCATIONS.

WE OFFER BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SEVEN DAYS A WEEK ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.

AS THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS, WE WILL ONCE GAIN START OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAMS OFFERING A DAILY SNACK AND ALL EXPLORING THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND OUR SERVICES TO INCLUDE A DINNER MEAL.

STARTING SEPTEMBER 8TH.

THERE WILL BE NOTABLE CHANGES AT MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES THAT WILL NEED TO BE COMMUNICATED RIGOROUSLY TO FAMILIES.

AS MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING UNDER THE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM MODEL.

THIS MODEL ALLOWED ANYONE AT ANY TIME, I'M SORRY, THIS MODEL HAS ALLOWED ANY TIME THERE'S AN UNANTICIPATED SCHOOL CLOSURE AND ALLOWS TO FEED CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF TWO AND 18 IN OUR COMMUNITY AND HAVE BEE OPERATING IN THE SUMMER FEEDING MODEL SINCE MARCH.

AS WE MOVE INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, WE WILL NEED TO OPERATE UNDER THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM GUIDELINES.

THIS WILL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO BE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR PAYING STATUS AND ONLY STUDENTS ATTENDING ACPS WILL BE ABLE IT ON PARTICIPATE.

THEREFORE PARENTS WILL NEED TO SHOW PROOF THEY HAVE STUDENTS ATTENDING ACPS SO MEALS CAN BE RECORDED AND REPORTED BY THE SCHOOL THE STUDENT ATTENDS.

WE ARE WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO STREAM LINE THIS PROCESS AND HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE, HOWEVER AS WE MOVE FORWARD, PARENTS NEED TO PRESENT A FAMILY CARD IN ORDER TO PICK UP STUDENT MEALS IN THE FALL.

ALSO A GENTLE REMINDER REDUCED MEALS ARE CURRENTLY BE SUBSIDIZED THROUGH SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES.

WE WILL NEED TO RE-ENGAGE PARENTS TO ENTER THEIR FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PLANS OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE MOVED TO PAID PLANS.

IF WE ALLOW STUDENTS TO CHARGE MEALS DURING OUR REGULAR SCHOOL YEAR, WE WILL ALSO MUST NEED TO ALLOW THEM TO CHARGE AT THE DISTRIBUTION MEAL SITES AS WELL.

OUR NEXT STEPS IS ROLL OUT A RIGOROUS COMMUNICATION PLAN TO INCLUDE MANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AS WELL AS THE USE OF OUR MEAL DISTRIBUTION AND OUR MEAL POP UP SITE LOCATIONS.

WE NEED TO COORDINATE WITH OUR IT DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND OUR NETWORK CAPABILITIES IN REMOTE LOCATIONS AND WORK WITH CURRICULUM FOR ENRICHMENT FOR OUR SNACK AND SUPPER AND WORK WITH FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADER TO CONTINUE TO IDENTIFY THE AREAS OF NEED.

I AM GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. HOOVER.

>> THANK YOU, SO MY STAFF AND I HAD A VERY BUSY SPRING AND CONTINUED TO PREPARE FOR THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO EXPAND OUR RESOURCES AND REFINE OUR PROCESSES FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF.

A PART OF OUR EXPANSION.

WE KNOW OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS NEED TO ACCESS THEIR CONTENT.

OUR PRE-K KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADERS WILL BE PROVIDED A DEVICE.

WE WILL ENHANCE OUR PROGRAM FOR UNLIMITED DATA AND FINDING A SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM WITH COMCAST TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES FOR 1 MONTHS IF THEY IDENTIFY THE PROGRAM.

WE WILL BE ABLE IT ON PROVIDE IN-PERSON TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND OUR ONLINE TECHNICAL SUPPORT NOW THAT WE'RE NO LONGER IN A STAY AT HOME ORDER.

WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO REBRAND OUR ACCESS TO POWER AND CANVAS, PART OF THIS IS DEVELOPING A FAMILY PLAN TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT OR TUTORIALS ON ACCESSIBILITY

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OR DIGITAL TOOLS.

WE NEED TO DISTRIBUTE OUR DEVICES TO OUR PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE AND NEW STUDENTS.

I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU DATES, BECAUSE 2020 CONTINUES TO GIVE OUR CHALLENGES THERE ARE MANY BEYOND OUR CONTROL SUCH AS SUPPLY AND DEMAND WITH COVID

AND GETTING TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE OUTSIDE OF CHINA >> WE ARE WORKING ON OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES.

AS SOON AS WE HAVE DATES, WE WILL PROVIDE TO OUR COMMUNITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO COORDINATE WITH FACE IN OUR SCHOOLS TO IDENTIFY THE FAMILIES WHO NEED INTERNET ACCESS.

IT'S A FLUID SITUATION AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR FAMILY THAT IS NEED THE ACCESS KNOW THEY CAN GET IT AND HOW TO GET IT.

SO CURRENTLY WE ARE COORDINATING WITH FACILITIES TO IDENTIFY TIMES AND LOCATIONS FOR IN-PERSON TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO PROVIDE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO STARTING THAT SOON, SO NEXT WEEK WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET INFORMATION WHERE YOU CAN GO IN AUGUST IF YOU HAVE A BROKEN CHROME BOOK OR RECEIVED A NEW ONE.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DESIGNING AND SCHEDULING FAMILY WEBINARS TO TEACH OUR YOUNGER STUDENTS HOW TO USE THEIR NEW DIGITAL TOOLS, AS WELL AS HELP PARENTS ACCESS WHAT THEY NEED TO SUPPORT THEIR STUDENTS AND LEARNING AT HOME.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ARE WORKING ON OUR FAMILY HELP DESK SO THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL.

WE HEARD YOUR FEEDBACK LOUD AND CLEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY WELL THE NEED FOR STREAM LINING OUR TOOLS.

AS A PARENT OF TWO ACPS STUDENTS, I FEEL YOUR FRUSTRATION.

WE WILL LEARN TO A PRIMARY LEARNING PLATFORM, CANVAS.

PARENTS WILL HAVE ONE PLACE TO GO TO SEE THEIR INSTRUCTION AND GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT REGARDLESS OF THE SCHOOL YOUR CHILD ATTEND OR THE GRADE LEVEL.

SOME OF OUR TEACHERS HAVE NOT BEEN USING CANVAS.

WE KNOW WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM AS THEY MAKE THIS TRANSITION.

WE ARE PROVIDING TEMPLATING THAT CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION HAVE BEEN WORKING ON SO THEY HAVE A FOUNDATION AND NOT BUILDING UP FROM THE BOTTOM.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE CLEVER, THAT'S OUR SINGLE SIGN ON PORTAL SO STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO MANAGE MULTIPLE SIGN ONES AND PASSWORDS.

SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS.

WE NEED TO FINALIZE SCHOOL WIDE EXPECTATIONS FOR TEACHERS SO PARENTS HAVE CONSISTENCY OF WHERE THEY'RE GETTING THEIR RESOURCES.

WE ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDING TARGETED INSTRUCTION FOR OUR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS AROUND CANVAS.

WE ARE RE-EVALUATING AND RE-ORGANIZING OUR APPLICATIONS IN CLEVER TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE EASILY ACCESSED AND WE WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION TO OUR STAFF NEXT WEEK AND HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IF THEY ARE ABLE TO DO SO BEFORE THEY START THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

SO NOW I'M HANDING IT OFF TO MR TURNER.

>> THANK YOU DR. HOOVER.

I WANT TO PROVIDE A BRIEF UPDATE ON WHERE WE STAND WITH THE BUDGET AND THE THINGS WE WILL BE DOING DURING THE YEAR.

AGAIN OUR TOTAL COMBINED BUDGET IS $319.8 MILLION.

WHICH INCLUDES 3.7 MILLION THERE IS IN CARES.

3.2 MILLION IN ACPS AND $385,000 FOR PRIVATE.

WE WOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN APPLYING FOR ADDITIONAL GRANTS.

THIS IS NO TYPICAL YEAR SO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH PROGRAM LEADS AND THE GRANTS OFFICE TO PURSUE SEVERAL NEW COMPETITIVE GRANTS AS EVERY PENNY COUNTS.

SOME FALL UNDER THE CARES FUNDING.

THESE DIFFERENT MICROGRANTS WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS CAN DISABILITY, CLEANING, MENTAL HEALTH AND INTERNET CONNECTIVITY.

OUR CONSOLIDATED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 14TH.

THE FOLLOWING SLIDE SHOWS OUR INITIAL BREAK DOWN OF THE USE OF THE CARES FUNDING.

THIS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS FUNDING WAS BRAND-NEW AND VERY LABOR INTENSIVE.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALEX BISCOOP AND NATALIE MITCHELL AND GREG TARDO IN THEIR SPECIALTY IN GRANT FUNDING.

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TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE, MEAL DISTRIBUTION, AND FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO AMEND OUR APPLICATION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

NOW I WILL TURN THINGS OVER TO OUR CHIEF ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICER, MR. CLINT PAGE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. TURNER.

AS WE CONTINUE TO ROUND OUT THE PLUS MODEL IN THE COMING WEEKS WE TRULY BELIEVE IN A BOTTOM BOTTOM UP AND NOT A TOP DOWN MODEL AM TRULY WANTING TO HAVE THE VOICE OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS TO INFORM THE OPTIONS THAT WE WILL BE OFFERING THIS FALL.

SO WE HAVE AS MENTIONED EARLIER A POLL CURRENTLY OPEN FOR FAMILIES, STAFF AND STUDENTS THROUGH THIS SUNDAY SO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE NOT

YET, GO IN AND FILL THAT INFORMATION >> WE'RE SEEKING WHAT THE SPECIFIC SUPPORTS ARE.

WE WILL BE TAKING THAT QUANTITATIVE DATA IS SEE THE OVERALL NEED IN DIFFERENT AREAS AND ALSO BE TAKING THE QUALITATIVE DATA.

PROVIDING THE SUPPORTS STAKEHOLDERS ARE REQUESTING AND PASSING THAT OFF TO THE LEADS AND PLANNING TEAMS WORKING ON THE SUPPORTS.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN ON OVER TO MISS BURGOS WHO WILL GO THROUGH FURTHER ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION.

THANK YOU.

TO ROUND OUT OUR, CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME? TO ROUND OUT OUR PLUS IN THE VIRTUAL PLUS, WE HAVE ADDED A NEW COMPONENT I'M HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT AND THAT IS OUR VIRTUAL PLUS HELP LINE.

WE WANTED TO OFFER FAMILIES AN EASY WAY TO ACCESS OUR TEAM BY HAVING A LIVE HELP LINE THAT IS GOING TO KICK OFF ON AUGUST 19TH AND RUN THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH.

WE WERE VERY EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY 15 STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE DEDICATED TO THIS LINE AND WILL BE RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR FAMILIES AS THEY NAVIGATE THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL, PARTICULARLY AFTER WE HAVE ANNOUNCED THIS NEW MODEL.

AND SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING ON BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR OUR TIMELY RESPONSES.

WE WILL BE DOING FAQS WEEKLY TO MAKE SURE OUR STAFF IS EQUIPPED WITH THE INFORMATION THEY NEED AND WE UNDERSTAND NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE THE ANSWERS AT THEIR FINGER TIPS AND WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS TO IDENTIFY SOMEONE IN THE DEPARTMENT TO CALL ON WHEN WE HAVE THE NEED FOR FURTHER HELP TO HELP THE FAMILIES.

WE CAN GET BACK TO THOSE FAMILIES TO HAVE THE INFORMATION THEY NEED DEPENDING ON THE ISSUE.

I WANT TO SAY THE LINE WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH STAFF THAT SPEAK FOUR MAJOR LANGUAGES AND HELP FOR THE LANGUAGE LINE FOR THE OTHER LANGUAGES WE MAY NOT HAVE STAFF TO SPEAK WITH FAMILIES.

SO LASTLY, I WANT TO SAY WE'RE GOING TO LAUNCH THE HELP LINE ON AUGUST 17TH WITH SOME OF OUR LINK FAMILIES TO WORK OUT THE KINKS AND DO BETA TESTING WITH THEM.

ON AUGUST 19TH, WE WILL KICK OFF THE ACTUAL HEALTH LINE AND IN ADDITION TO MANY OTHER THINGS WE MENTIONED TODAY, WILL BE INCLUDED IN OUR VIRTUAL PLUS PACKET WHICH IS OUR WELCOME PACKET WE GET IDENTIFY TO FAMILIES WE WILL MAIL OUT LATER IN AUGUST.

THIS INFORMATION AS WELL AS VIRTUAL ACCESS AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT TODAY WILL BE IN THE PACKET FOR FAMILIES TO FIND AND WE WILL HAVE THE HELP LINE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER DEPENDING ON WHAT WE ASSESS WHEN WE DO OUR ASSESSMENT IF WE FEEL IT NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED, WE WILL DO THAT.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR FAMILIES COULD FIND US AND SPEAK TO A LIFE PERSON WHEN CALLING AND NOT HAVE HAD GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE.

SO, WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT RIGHT BACK OVER TO CLINT.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, JULIA, MOVING FORWARD AND AS DR. HUTCHINGS MENTIONED EARLIER, WITH THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW STRATEGIC PLAN EQUITY FOR ALL FOCUS WITH RACIAL EQUITY AT THE HEART.

WE REALLY NEED TO START TO LIVE AND BREATH THE COMPONENTS OF THAT.

AS WE MOVE FORWARD, WE CERTAINLY KNOW THAT WE NEED TO BE RESULTS DRIVEN AND BASED OFF OF THOSE ITERATIVE ASSESSMENTS, WE NEED TO BE FOCUSED IN REFINEMENTS MOVING FORWARD.

WE NEED TO BE WELCOMING AND EMPOWERING TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS BY HEARING THEIR VOICE IN THIS PROCESS AND CONTINUING TO TAKE THAT VOICE AND HAVING IT INFORM

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OUR DECISIONMAKING AS WELL AS VEHICLE THICK TWO WAY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN OURSELVES AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT AS WE REASSESS POTENTIAL RETURN TO IN-PERSON AS WELL AS SUPPORTS IN THAT NECESSARY RETURN, THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO EMBRACE ALL CORE VALUES AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

AS IT RELATES TO IN-PERSON RETURN, NEXT SLIDE.

HERE'S SOME FACTORS AS IT RELATES TO RE-ASSESSING THAT.

WE WANT TO ENSURE WE'RE BEING DATA ORIENTED AND BE COLLABORATIVE ACROSS STAKEHOLDER.

WE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR THAT HEALTH AND SAFETY IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IN THIS DISCUSSION.

SO OBVIOUSLY WORKING HAND IN HAND AND CONTINUING TO WORK HAND IN HAND WITH OUR ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND MONITOR THE CURRENT SITUATION OF COVID DATA WITHIN THE CITY, STATE, AND NATIONAL STATISTIC AN CONTINUING TO ITERATIVELY REVISIT A LOT OF FEASIBILITY FACTORS YOU HEARD IN THE PRESENTATION.

PPE SUPPLIES.

TRANSPORTATION.

SCHOOL NUTRITION.

WORK FORCE AVAILABILITY.

BUDGET CONSTRAINTS ET CETERA AND CONTINUING TO HEAR FROM OUR STAKEHOLDERS, OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AND STAFF IN TERMS OF WHERE THEY ARE IN THE POTENTIAL TO RETURN TO AN IN-PERSON SCHOOLING IMPORTANCE.

SO A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT PROCESS AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO WE WILL HAVE A TRANSITION TEAM AND WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL FOR RETURN TO IN-PERSON EVERY NINE WEEKS.

AS I STATED EARLIER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE HEALTH SITUATION WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND BEGIN NOW IMPLEMENTING THE COVID-19 HANDBOOK TO MAKE SURE WE'RE MEETING THE BENCH MARKS AND WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO HEAR FEEDBACK FROM OUR STAFF AS WELL AS OUR BROADER STAKEHOLDERS IN TERMS OF THE POTENTIAL FOR AN IN-PERSON AND WHERE THEY ARE AS IT RESULTS TO THAT.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE RETURN TO IN PERSON SCHOOL IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY COMPLEX.

WE EXPERIENCED THAT THROUGH OUR PLANNING SPRINTS THIS SUMMER.

STILL WE CANNOT WAIT IN TERMS OF THAT PLANNING.

SO WE ARE GOING TO START THAT PLANNING NOW AND BUILD THAT OUT AS WE GO THROUGH IN REGARDS TO THE POTENTIAL RETURN TO IN PERSON.

WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. JACKSON WHO WILL TALK MORE ABOUT THE DECISIONMAKING PROCESS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH CLINT.

I JUST WANT TO SAY AS WE THINK ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS AND MOVING TO A HYBRID MODEL, THERE ARE THERE'S GUIDELINES FROM TH C.D.C. AS WELL AS THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT WE ARE LOOKING TOWARDS.

THESE ARE THREE EXAMPLES OF THE GUIDELINES THAT ARE COMING OUT FROM THE C.D.C. AS WELL AS THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

AND WE WILL BE CUSTOMIZING THESE GUIDELINES FOR WITH PREVENTION IN MIND OBVIOUSLY AND WHAT SHOULD WE DO, SHOULD WE HAVE CONFIRMED CASES IN OUR SCHOOLS? WE WILL BE RELYING HEAVILY ON OUR PARENTS TO HELP US AND WE KNOW OUR SCHOOL NURSES WILL BE PRESENT IN EVERY SCHOOL AND WE'RE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOL NURSES.

BUT WE ARE REALLY GOING TO BE RELYING ON OUR PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE TAKING TEMPERATURES AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR OTHER SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS AND NOT SENDING OUR STUDENTS TO SCHOOL IF THEY'RE NOT FEELING WELL.

THE SAME GOES FOR OUR STAFF.

THE THIRD GRAPHIC DEPICTS WHAT PARTNERSHIPS DO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE IN PLACE IF THERE ARE IN FACT CONFIRMED CASES, AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO DO A CONTACT TRACING TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF RISK, THE LEVEL OF SPREAD IF THERE HAS BEEN A CONFIRMED CASE AND THEN MOVING INTO ACTION.

SO WE WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR SCHOOL HEALTH STAFF.

WORKING WITH OUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID.

I WANT TO TURN IT BACK TO OVER TO DR. MOZINGO.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WOW.

I WAS JUST THINKING, A LONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE, BUT TOGETHER WE ACCOMPLISH SO

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MUCH MORE.

JUST THINKING ABOUT THAT AS THESE DIFFERENT GROUPS PRESENT.

WHERE ARE WE GOING NEXT? WE WANTED TO SHARE THAT OVER THE NEXT WEEK BEFORE WE SUBMIT THE INFORMATION TO VDOE WE WILL WORK TO FINALIZE THE PLAY BOOKS.

WE WILL FLUSH OUT IN FURTHER DETAILS THE STAFF SCHEDULES, STUDENT SCHEDULES.

WE KNOW THEY MUST ALSO BE DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS DISABILITIES.

OUR ENGLISH LEARNING AND PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR GIFTED LEARNERS.

THOSE SCHEDULES WILL BE DEFINED TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDANCE.

THERE IS GUIDANCE FROM THE STATE PRIORITIZING INITIATIVES AND STANDARDS.

SO WE WILL BE WORKING ON ALL OF THAT.

IN ADDITION JUST LASTLY, YOU HAVE ON THIS SLIDE THE FOUR COMPONENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE PLAN FOR VDOE ON NEXT FRIDAY.

THE OPERATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE.

YOU HEARD A LOT ABOUT THAT TODAY.

BUT WE HAVE TO ACTUALLY PUT ALL OF THAT IN WRITING AND SUBMIT THAT.

THERE IS A REQUIREMENT EARLY ON IN THE VDOE GUIDANCE TO PROVIDE NEW INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS.

THAT WILL BE PART OF OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS WE GO FORWARD.

I THANK MR. PAGE FOR TALKING ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL GAPS AND IDENTIFYING STUDENT NEEDS AND WE KNOW THERE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS LEARNING LOSS SO THERE WILL BE ASSESSMENTS TO ADDRESS THE AREAS AND GUIDE INSTRUCTION OUR REMOTE LEARNING PLAN.

AT THIS TIME, WE THANK EVERYONE, AND I WILL LIKE TO TURN IT BACK TO OUR SUPERINTENDENT DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> I WANT TO SAY, WOW.

EVERYBODY.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE EXHAUSTED.

THIS IS A LOT OF INFORMATION AND WE HEARD FROM OUR COMMUNITY AROUND US BEING EXTREMELY INFORMATIVE AND THIS MODEL WE PRESENT TO THE BOARD AS WELL AS TO OUR COMMUNITY AND WE WANTED TO BE AS THOROUGH AS POSSIBLE AM I HOPE YOU WILL LOOK AT THE ATTACHMENT TO THIS BOARD MEMO.

THAT RELATES TO OUR PLAY BOOKS BECAUSE IT HAS ALL OF THE REAL SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND WE'RE STILL TRYING TO MAKE THAT EVEN MORE CONCISE.

IT'S 80 PLUS PAGES.

WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT A LOT MORE USER FRIENDLY AND CONCISE.

YOU WILL SEE A FINISHED VERSION NEXT WEEK THAT WILL BE A PART OF THE FINAL PLAN THAT GOES TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

THANK YOU DR. MOZINGO.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA, SHE WAS THE COCHAIR FOR THIS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I WAS IN AUTO PILOT SOMETIMES.

I HAD TO DO OTHER STUFF.

I WAS LIKE DR. MOZINGO, I HAVE TO HANDLE X, Y OR Z.

YOU KNOW THE OTHER THINGS THAT COME ACROSS MY PLACE.

SHE HAD TO REALLY TAKE THE STEERING WHEEL IN A SENSE AND YOU HAVE DONE A REMARKABLE JOB WITH THIS WORK.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU.

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT EDUCATION ELEMENTS WHO ARE ALSO ON THIS CALL.

SPECIFICALLY NATALIE CHRISTINA, AND ANDREA JOINED US YESTERDAY WITH WORK WE WERE DOING WITH OUR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

OUR EDUCATION ELEMENTS WHICH IS A CONSULTANT THAT WORKED WITH US.

THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WITHOUT THEIR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.

I WANTED TO SAY PUBLICLY THANK YOU FOR PUSHING US AND GUIDING US AND ORGANIZING US TO PROVIDE WHAT WE HAVE PROVIDED TO THE BOARD TODAY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CONCLUDE WITH THAT AND TURN THINGS OVER TO OUR MADAM CHAIR SO WE CAN I'M ASSUMING OPEN UP THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS FROM OUR BOARD MEMBERS.

>> YES, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THAT WAS A VERY INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION.

SO ENJOYABLE AS WELL.

SO JUST TO LET PEOPLE KNOW, REMIND BOARD MEMBERS AND LET THE PUBLIC KNOW.

WE ARE EXPECTING A VOTE ON THIS TODAY.

SO, BUT WE WILL CERTAINLY HAVE THE QUESTIONS ANSWERED FIRST.

I SEE DR. RIEF IS FIRST UP WITH YOUR HAND.

>> CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY?

>> YES.

OKAY.

WELL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT EVERYONE.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION AND EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED AND I KNOW THAT A LOT OF WORK HAS BEEN DONE UP TO THIS POINT.

I CAN SEE THAT YOU KNOW IT'S BEEN A VERY METHODICAL APPROACH LOOKING AT THE PLAY BOOK.

YOU HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO CONSIDER THE INPUTS, CONSTRAINTS AND FEEDBACK

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FROM STAKEHOLDERS.

ONE THING I WANTED TO MENTIONED FROM THE LISTENING PUBLIC.

WE HAVE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR ABOUT THE INCONSISTENCY PARENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

I CAN SEE IN THE PLAY BOOK, IT REALLY LAYS OUT THE EXPECTATION SAYS FOR THE CENTRAL OFFICE VERY THE STAFF AND WHAT IS THE NON-NEGOTIABLES WHERE THERE'S FLEXIBILITY FOR THE SCHOOLS YOU ABOUT SPEAKING FOR MYSELF, I WANT TO SAY, I WAS HOPING FOR A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS TODAY.

I THINK YOU ALL, I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD.

AND WE HAVE KIND OF BEEN BUILDING TO THIS MOMENT.

I FEEL LIKE THERE'S AIL IN HERE ABOUT WHAT IS NOT FEASIBLE AND WHAT WE HOPE TO DO BUT THERE'S NOT REALLY, IT'S A LITTLE SHOR ON SOME OF THE DETAILS WHAT EXACTLY WE ARE GOING TO DO.

I JUST WANT TO GIVE VOICE TO THAT.

I KNOW THAT SENTIMENT IS OUT THERE.

THE SCHOOL IS STARTING IN FOUR WEEKS.

THE TEACHERS COMING BACK IN 2.5 WEEKS.

I THINK THERE ARE SOME DETAILS THAT FOLKS ARE ANXIOUS TO KNOW ABOUT.

I LOOKED AT SLIDE 10 WHERE YOU TALKED ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST WEEK, A LOT OF THOSE QUESTIONS ARE KIND OF LIKE THE DETAILS I THINK PEOPLE ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR.

IT'S WHO WILL PROVIDE THE SUPPORT? WHO IS HOW MANY WILL RECEIVE THE SUPPORTS? YOU KNOW I THINK LIKE I HEARD FEEDBACK ABOUT THE STRUCTURED BELL SCHEDULE.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I THINK PARENTS ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR DAY IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE HONESTLY BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY WORKING FAMILIES.

HOW ARE THEY ABLE TO STRUCTURE THEIR DAY AND SUPPORT THEIR CERTAIN.

WHAT IS GOING TO BE PROVIDED AND IS THE TEACHER PROVIDING IT? ARE THERE SUPPORT STAFF PROVIDING IT?

>> I WAS CONCERNED LIKE IN SLIDE 23 IT TALKS ABOUT THE SEAL SUPPORTS ARE GOING TO BE DETERMINED IN SEPTEMBER BASED ON NEED.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT HOW SOON THIS STUFF WILL BE READY TO GO HONESTLY.

HEARING FROM SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILIES LIKE HOW ARE THE IEPS GOING TO BE ENFORCED? FAMILIES LOST THE FIRST COUPLE WEEKS IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER BECAUSE THE IEP SUPPORTS WERE NOT IN PLACE WHEN THE LEARNING PERIODS KICKED OFF.

I AM REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU ALL ARE HANDLING THE KINDERGARTEN PREP.

I WANTED TO PUT THIS OUT HERE, IT'S CALLED THE KINDERGARTEN KICK OFF.

IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE DOING ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS TO ORIENT THEM TO THE SCHOOL.

I WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO THINK ABOUT DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR SAY OUR STUDENTS RECEIVING SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO BE TRANSITIONING INTO NEW SCHOOLS AND WHO REALLY NEED THE SUPPORTS.

I KNOW ALSO LIKE I THINK STAFF ARE REALLY VERY CURIOUS TO BE WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS ARE GOING TO BE ON THEM BECAUSE AS YOU MENTIONED, MANY HAVE CHILDREN AT HOME.

HOW ARE THEY GOING TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE THIS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM LIKE THE FULL DAY WHILE THEY'RE ALSO WORKING WITH THEIR KIDS AT THE HOME AND WHAT KIND OF FLEXIBILITY ARE THEY GOING TO HAVE.

THE CHILD CARE.

THE CHILD CARE PIECE IS SO CRITICAL BECAUSE I MEAN YOU TOUCHED ON THIS MR. HUFFMAN, THE CAPACITY FOR OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND THE AFFORDABILITY.

IT SOUNDED LIKE FROM YOUR COMMENTS DR. HUTCHINGS THAT WILL BE GEARED TOWARD VULNERABLE FAMILIES.

I'M THINKING WHO FITS IN THAT AND WHO DOESN'T? FOLKS REALLY NEED TO PLAN FOR THIS BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A FEW WEEKS FROM NOW AND SO THOSE ARE SOME OF MY CONCERNS AND SO I GUESS MY QUESTION IS LIKE IF YOU COULD TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHEN FOLKS CAN EXPECT TO GET THESE DETAILS.

I KNOW WE HAVE THIS INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN AND THE HEALTH PLAN DUE TO THE VDOE NEXT FRIDAY.

IS THAT GOING TO BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE? IS THAT, I'M CURIOUS WHAT KIND OF FORMAT IT'S GOING TO BE IN.

I'M ASSUMING IT'S NOT A POWER POINT.

THE PLAY BOOK IS A GREAT DOCUMENT AND LOOKS GEARED TOWARD SCHOOL LEADERS.

IT'S OVERWHELMING FOR ME TO READ.

I'M SURE A LOT OF FAMILIES WON'T DIG TOO MUCH DO THAT.

WHEN CAN PEOPLE EXPECT IT HEAR THE DETAILS AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS WHAT THE TIMELINE FOR WHEN FOLKS CAN EXPECT IT HEAR THE DETAILS?

>> YES.

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DR. RIEF, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE PURPOSE IN US HAVING THE PRESENTATION WAS TO AN OVER VIEW AND THEN GET INTO THE DETAILS.

THAT REALLY IS HOW THIS IS SUPPOSED IT OPERATE WHERE IF YOU CAN SPECIFICALLY GO THROUGH YOUR QUESTIONS, I KNOW YOU WERE MAKING COMMENTS.

I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO ASK THOSE AS QUESTIONS VERSUS COMMENTS SO WE CAN RESPOND TO THEM.

THE GOAL WAS FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WHEN WE DON'T KNOW ALL THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT BOARD MEMBERS HAVE SO WE CAN'T COVER EVERYTHING IN THE PRESENTATION.

JUST GIVING THE BOARD THE DETAILS TO PROVIDE THE OVER VIEW SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE WE WERE, WHERE WE ARE NOW AND WHERE WE ARE STRIVING TO GO MOVING FORWARD.

WE ALSO CAN'T BE TOO PRESUMPTUOUS THAT THIS IS GOING FORWARD.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OCCURS AS WELL.

WE ARE EXTREMELY PREPARED AND READY TO PIVOT INTO ACTION.

AT THE MOMENT YOU MAKE A DECISION ON THE MODEL GOING FORWARD.

IF YOU ASK THE QUESTION SPECIFICALLY.

IT CAN BE ON THE RECORD.

I DON'T KNOW IF MADAM CHAIR WANTS A SPECIFIC NUMBER.

>> YES, I THINK THAT, GIVEN THE FACT WE HAVE NINE MEMBERS.

I THINK SOME OF THEM WILL BE OVERLAPPING QUESTIONS.

IF YOU COULD HAVE YOUR TOP COUPLE BECAUSE WE CAN ALSO, I MEAN I THINK TODAY OUR VOTE IS NOT ABOUT ALL THE DETAILS.

IT'S ABOUT REALLY THE GENERAL DIRECTION AND WE CAN ALSO DO AS WE HAVE DONE SOMETIMES DURING OUR VIRTUAL PERIOD IS HAVE QUESTIONS THAT ARE ACTUALLY PUBLISHED AND THE ANSWERS ARE PUBLISHED.

I THINK WE COULD DO THAT FOR NEXT WEEK IF WE HAVE.

SO PEOPLE CAN DO THEIR TOP MAYBE TWO QUESTIONS TODAY AND THEN AGAIN, THERE WILL BE PROBABLY OVERLAP.

SO WE WILL COVER MORE QUESTIONS OF EVERYBODY'S AND THEN AFTER THAT, WE CAN SUBMIT THEM, HAVE THOSE PUBLISHED ALONG WITH THE ANSWERS.

>> SO I'LL JUST, ONE OF MY BURNING QUESTIONS I GUESS WOULD BE WITH THE SEAL, THE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL ACADEMIC LEARNING SUPPORTS.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO BE PROVIDING THAT AND WHEN HOW WILL YOU BE DETERMINING WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR TIER TWO AND TIER THREE, AND KIND OF ALIGNED WITH THAT, OUR STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE IEPS, WHEN WILL FAMILIES BE CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICE THEY NEED IN THE SCHOOL YEAR?

>> WE WILL HAVE DR. CRAWFORD TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SEAL.

OUR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING ASSESSMENTS AND SUPPORTS AND THEY ARE DELIVERED AND MISS WERNER TALK ABOUT THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN.

TO HIGHLIGHT A FEEL THINGS.

THE SEAL SUPPORTS WILL BE BUILT INTO TIER 1 FOR EVERY STUDENT EVERY DAY.

WE HAVE RANGING BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MINUTES THAT NEEDS TO BE DEDICATED TO THAT.

THAT LEARNING.

AND THAT SUPPORT AND THAT RELATIONSHIP BUILDING.

WE HAD A PHRASE EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT I KEEP COMING BACK TO THAT, IT'S CONNECTION BEFORE CONTENT.

SO, WHEN WE ARE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, IT IS BRINGING OUR TEAMS TOGETHER, OUR CLASSES TOGETHER, AND DOING THAT RELATIONSHIP BUILDING BEFORE WE JUMP INTO SOME OF THE CONTENT.

THE SEAL WILL BE DELIVERED TIER ONE TO EVERY STUDENT EVERY SINGLE DAY.

YOU MADE A REFERENCE TO THE TIME FRAME AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

I BELIEVE YOU'RE REFERRING TO WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT SCREENER AND THAT IS AN INTENTIONAL DECISION WE HAVE MR SAMPSON AND DR. BAKER OR DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY HAS BEEN WORKING ON SCREENING TOOL RESEARCH FROM US.

AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE SOME TOOLS THAT WILL BE USING THAT ARE COVID SPECIFIC WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SOCIAL EMOTIONAL IMPACT.

WHAT WE WANT TO BE MINDFUL NOT GIVING A FORMAL ASSESSMENT THE FIRST DAY BUT ALLOWING STUDENTS TO TRANSITION INTO THIS NEW MODEL.

OF COURSE WE WILL HAVE THE INFORMAL MODEL TO WHERE THE TIER 2S AND 3S.

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WE WILL FOLLOW THE SAME PROCESS WE DO DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR OF IDENTIFYING

THE STUDENT NEED >> THE ASSESSMENT SCREENING TOOL PIECE, WE'RE LOOKING AT GIVING THAT OFFICIALLY AFTER A COUPLE WEEKS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER BUT ALLOWING KIDS TO GET USED TO THIS NEW FRAMEWORK.

I HOPE I ANSWERED ALL OF THOSE.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU DR. CRAWFORD.

IF WE CAN HAVE MS. WERNER.

>> I AM HERE.

THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DR. RIEF, ADDRESS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

AS YOU KNOW STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVE THEIR SERVICES UNDER A VERY BROAD CONTINUUM, THERE'S A BROAD LEVEL OF SERVICE WE EXPECT TO PROVIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

THE MAJORITY OF OUR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ACCESS THEIR SERVICES THROUGH THE GENERAL EDUCATION SETTING AND AS MS. CREWS STATED WHEN SHE WAS PRESENTING THIS STUDENT SCHEDULES, THERE WAS SOME VERY SPECIFIC WORK PUT INTO DETERMINING SCHEDULES SO THAT THEY WERE TIMES WITHIN THOSE CLASS PERIODS FOR ALL COTEACHING WE HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD TO DO.

WE CAN ENSURE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WILL GET THE CO-TEACHING AND DIRECT INSTRUCTION FROM THEIR TEACHER AND THERE WILL BE PLACE IN THE CLASSES FOR STUDENTS ESPECIALLY IN READING AND MATH TO HAVE BREAK OUT SESSIONS WITH THE SPECIAL ED TEACHERS.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY NOW THROUGH THE ZOOM PROCESS TO USE BREAK OUT ROOMS. WE WILL BE DOING SMALL GROUP STATIONS TO PROMOTE THOSE COTEACHING AND ENSURE STUDENTS RECEIVE THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION SETTING.

IN ADDITION, THE STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE THE RELATED SERVICES HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THEM THROUGH A VERY ROBUST TELETHERAPY MODEL AND WILL CONTINUE THIS FALL SO THAT STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE THEIR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE, PHYSICAL THERAPY, DID I SAY SPEECH, OT, PT AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES.

IN ADDITION FOR THE CITY WIDE STUDENTS.

SO WHAT I WANT TO MAKE VERY CLEAR FOR ALL STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

THE PREPONDERANCE WILL BE IN A VIRTUAL SETTING.

SO IT IS MY GOAL TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE FOR EVERY STUDENT WITH A DISABILITY A VERY STRONG AND ROBUST BEGINNING TO VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION.

ONCE WE HAVE THAT VIRTUAL PLATFORM DOWN, IT IS THE PLAN OF THE OFFICE OF SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH OPERATIONS AND HR AND OTHER OFFICES HERE IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION TO PHASE BACK INTO FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

IT IS OUR GOAL TO BEGIN THAT PROCESS IN LATE SEPTEMBER, EARLY OCTOBER WORKING WITH OUR PRE-K TO 2 STUDENTS, CITY WIDE AND PHASE IN OUR THIRD THROUGH 5TH GRADE STUDENTS IN THE CITY WIDE PROGRAMS AS WELL AS LOOKING AT PROVIDING THOSE DIRECT SPECIAL EDUCATION READING AND MATH SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WHOSE IEP REQUIRES THAT AND PHASING IN OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS.

WE ARE WORKING VERY DILIGENTLY TO GET OUR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES BACK INTO CLASSROOM SETTINGS TO FACE-TO-FACE SETTINGS.

AS YOU HEARD FROM TWO OF OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS MS. EISSENSTAT AND MRS. HART.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET IT DONE RIGHT AND HAVE VERY STRICT PROTOCOLS TO ENSURE STUDENT AND STAFF SAFETY BUT WE WANT TO VERY MUCH ENSURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO BRING STUDENTS BACK FACE-TO-FACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MISS WERNER.

>> I WANT TO ADD ON TO WHAT THEY BOTH HAVE SAID.

THAT IS THE FACT WE MADE THE DECISION ABOUT THE RECOMMENDED MODEL THAT'S MOST FEASIBLE LAST WEDNESDAY.

SO WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO NOW TRANSITION INTO AN IMPLEMENTATION PHASE AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF WORK THAT HAPPENED IN REGARDS IT HOW DO YOU IMPLEMENT IN FIDELITY.

THIS IS THE CHOSEN OR RECOMMENDED MODEL WE ARE PUTTING FORTH AND A LOT OF WORK HAS HAPPENED IN JUST THE PAST WEEK FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF YOU KNOW THIS VIRTUAL PLUS MODEL.

I ALSO WANT TO MAKE A POINT THAT WITH THIS TRANSITION AND BEING VIRTUALLY, WE

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DON'T HAVE ALL OF OUR STAFF IN PLACE RIGHT NOW.

WE STILL HAVE TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR OUR STAFF, THE WEEK PRIOR TO SCHOOL.

WE STILL HAVE TO PROVIDE SCHEDULES FOR OUR STUDENTS WHICH TRADITIONAL IN APRIL, WE STILL DON'T HAVE SCHEDULES PREPARED FOR AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS.

WE ARE REALLY MOVING AT A VERY RAPID PACE THAT WE DO NOT WANT TO BE UNREASONABLE WITH OUR APPROACH AND TO GIVE FALSE HOPE TO OUR FAMILIES WE WOULD HAVE SOMETHING AS FAR AS AN ACTUAL SCHEDULE TODAY.

THAT'S JUST UNREASONABLE AND ALSO UNFEASIBLE.

AND NOT FEASIBLE TO HAPPEN.

>> NEXT UP.

MRS. ALDERTON.

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

I'M JUST GOING TO COME OUT WITH THE COMMENDATIONS FIRST BECAUSE THERE'S SOME HIGHLIGHTS THAT COULD ANSWER THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAMS. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT IN AND WATCH THE LAST MEETING AND I THINK WHAT WAS REALLY POWERFUL AND WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW IS THAT THIS ISN'T THE END.

RIGHT.

THIS YOU KNOW WHAT I GOT FROM THAT WAS NOT ONLY HOW GREAT THE WORK WAS BUT THE WORK IS ACTUALLY GOING TO CONTINUE AND SO I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THIS WILL CONTINUE AND YOU KNOW, THIS TYPE OF COLLABORATION I THINK IS WHAT WE WANT TO REALLY FLUSH OUT AND SEE HOW WE CONTINUE THIS MOVING FORWARD.

BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS CLEARLY VERY POWERFUL AND JUST IT WORKED WELL.

SO, KUDOS FOR THAT.

KUDOS FOR THE EL AND SPED EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS.

WHAT I LOVED SEEING WAS THAT EL AND SPED DID NOT WORK IN SILOS FOR THIS.

THIS IS REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT IN HOW WE IMPROVE SERVICES FOR THESE STUDENTS.

WE HEARD DR. WERNER SAY HOW SHE WAS INVOLVED IN THOSE BIG PICTURE THINGS.

I THINK THAT'S YOU KNOW HOW WE MOVE FORWARD IN IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR THOSE STUDENTS BECAUSE WE'RE NOT SEPARATING THEM.

THIS IS HOW REAL INCLUSIVE WORK HAPPENS WHEN WE WORK ACROSS DEPARTMENTS TOWARD THE SAME GOAL.

FOR THE SEAL TEAM, I REALLY COMMEND WHAT I'M STARTING TO HEAR AS THIS TANGIBLE MTTS MODEL.

EVEN DURING THE DRASTIC CHANGES IMPOSED BY A PANDEMIC.

THIS NOT ONLY GETS ME EXCITED NOW AND REALLY COMMENDING YOU AND THINKING ABOUT THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE'RE JUST GOING TO SET ASIDE BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION, IF WE CAN DO THIS IN THIS SITUATION, WE CAN REALLY BUILD ON THIS WHEN WE COME BACK.

AND YOU KNOW MAKE IT EVEN STRONGER.

SO, MY QUESTION FOR I JUST THIS IS REALLY JUST A BASIC QUESTION, THE MAPS SCREENER, IS THAT CONNECTED TO THE NWA MAP? BECAUSE IF SO, LIKE THAT'S AWESOME.

I SEE IT AS SOMETHING EASY TO CONNECT WHEN WE RETURN TO OPENING THE BUILDINGS.

I NEVER HEARD OF THIS SCREENER AND TWO, WERE THERE, I THINK I KIND OF ANSWERED THIS WITH MISS RIEF.

WAS THERE THOUGHTS ON WHAT SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENERS YOU WOULD USE?

>> WE WILL HAVE DR. MOZINGO ELABORATE ON THE MAP SCREENER.

IT'S PART OF NWEA.

THERE'S A SCREENER PORTION AND THEY ARE INVOLVING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT MANY SCHOOL DIVISIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE HAVING TO TRANSITION TO VIRTUAL LEARNING.

THEY ARE TRYING TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS BUT DOCTOR MOZINGO, IF YOU COULD ELABORATE ON THE MAP SCREENER FROM THE NWEA.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

ABSOLUTELY IT'S CONNECTED WITH THE NWEA.

IT'S BRAND-NEW.

THEY JUST DEVELOPED IT.

IT EMERGED AS A RESULT OF WHAT IS OCCURRING AROUND THE LEARNING LOSS.

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WHAT IT MEANS IS, IS ONLY TAKES APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES.

NOT AS MUCH TIME AS THE ACTUAL MAP BUT IT TAKES 20 MINUTES FOR READING IN MATH AND THE NICE FEATURE IS OUR SCHOOLS WILL GET DATA FOR INFORMING INSTRUCTION.

AS WE MOVE TO WHATEVER THE NEXT PHASE MAY BE, WE CAN ALWAYS LAUNCH THE NEXT PHASE OF THE MAP.

BUT WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION.

IT'S ONE OF ASSESSMENTS THAT WE HAVE ALIGNED TERMS OF DATA COMPONENT.

IT'S BRAND-NEW SCREENER AND IT WILL BE ADMINISTERED SHORTLY AFTER WE START SEPTEMBER 8TH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> AND I AM GOING TO ASK DR. CRAWFORD TO TALK ABOUT THE SEL.

AND ASK DR. CRAWFORD, I WANT TO POINT OUT THE FACT THAT SOMETHING THAT OUR TEAM HAS DISCUSSED AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND, WHEN YOU ADMINISTER CERTAIN ASSESSMENTS, WE WANT TO THINK OF THE ENVIRONMENTS OUR STUDENTS ARE IN THAT COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE RESULTS.

IF YOU ARE AT HOME AND IT'S A ONE ROOM APARTMENT AND THERE'S SIX PEOPLE THERE AND YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER ARE AT A ZOOM CALL AND YOUR MOM IS TALKING TO SOMEBODY AT WORK.

YOU'RE TRYING TO DO YOUR ASSESSMENT AND THAT COULD BE A DISTRACTER AND HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR ASSESSMENT.

WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP THAT IN CONSIDERATION SO WE'RE NOT USING OUR TRADITIONAL UNIVERSAL SCREENERS AND ASSESSMENTS.

BECAUSE OF THE TESTING ENVIRONMENT, YOU KNOW IS KEY FOR STUDENTS PERFORMING THEIR BEST ON ANY PARTICULAR ASSESSMENT.

I WANTED TO MAKE THAT POINT SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE NOT USING OUR TRADITIONAL ASSESSMENTS AND WHY WE DON'T CONVERT TO A SHORTER VERSION OF ASSESSMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS.

DR. CRAWFORD, IF YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THE SEL ASSESSMENT.

>> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO.

WHILE A PANDEMIC AND A CLOSURE IS NOT EXCITING, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNIVERSAL SCREENER AND MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION IS SOMETHING WE TALKED TO THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

SPECIFICALLY YOU ASKED ABOUT DIFFERENT TOOLS.

DR. BAKER AND MR. SAMPSON HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT.

THE UCLA COVID SCREENING FOR A CHILD AND ADOLESCENT WITH PTSD IS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

WE HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION TO MODIFY IT TO OUR NEEDS.

HE'S LOOKING AT MAKING IT DEVELOPMENTALLY PROMOTE FOR OUR ELEMENTARY AND OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS.

WE'RE OF COURSE, WORKING WITH MR. PAGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

THIS IS COVID SPECIFIC.

HOW DO WE BUILD ON THAT IN FUTURE YEARS TO HAVE VERY RESPONSIVE TOOL.

KEY STILL WILL UTILIZE OUR ROLLER PROGRAM YOU HEARD ABOUT BEFORE THE CLOSURE.

OUR ACADEMIC LEARNING TOOL THERE.

WE HAVE EXPANSION TO FIVE OTHER SKULS AND OTHER THINGS WITHIN RULER, THE MOOD METER.

WE WILL CONTINUE THE RULER, AND PUSH OUT TO FIVE NEW SCHOOLS AND HAVING YOU KNOW A TOOL BOX FOR ALL OF OUR TEACHERS AND OUR SST SPECIFICALLY TO PROVIDE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.

I'M GOING TO PAUSE FOR ONE SECOND AND MAKE SURE I CAPTURED THE SCREENER QUESTION CORRECTLY.

I KNOW MR. SAMPSON HAS BEEN CRITICAL IN THAT WORK.

HOW DO I DO, DARRELL? I'M NOT ABLE TO SEE HIM.

>> THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH AGAIN.

AWESOME.

>> OKAY.

NEXT UP I HAVE MISS THORNTON.

>> THANK YOU AND GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

I JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK ON THIS MASSIVE UNDERTAKING.

I THINK ONE OF THE SILVER LININGS FOR THE BOARD AND COMMUNITY AND SEE GET DO SEE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT AND SEE HOW YOU MAKE DECISIONS AND COLLABORATE ON THESE ISSUES.

SO THANK YOU FOR LETTING US TUNE INTO THAT.

I DO ALSO REALLY APPRECIATE HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

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AND THEIR EFFORTS TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS.

I WANT TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT CHILD CARE AND THE CRITERIA AND LOGISTICS.

I'M WONDERING WHO WE CONSIDER TO BE OUR MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE HAVE TWO PARENTS AT HOME BUT ARE WORKING REMOTELY ON FULL TIME JOBS, ARE THEY GOING TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? WE CAN JUST HEAR A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHO ARE OUR VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN THIS CONTEXT OF CHILD CARE.

I HEARD FEES ARE MENTIONED.

DO WE CHARGE THE FAMILY OR IS THAT SOMETHING ACPS WOULD BE PAYING ON OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ON BEHALF OF OUR FAMILIES? AND ONE OTHER THING TOO THAT I WANTED TO KNOW.

WILL WE BE CONSIDERING THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL GRADES AND ALL AGES OR WILL THIS BE SOMETHING FOR YOUNGER LEARNERS? SO JUST OVERALL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND SECONDLY, LOGISTICS.

I KNOW WE HAVE MORE PLANNING TO DO AND A SURVEY COMING OUT NEXT WEEK WITH WHAT FAMILIES NEED.

I AM CONCERNED FROM A TIMING PERSPECTIVE.

ONCE WE FIGURE OUT WHAT THE NEEDS ARE.

HOW WILL WE BE ABLE TO CONNECT FAMILIES TO THESE OPPORTUNITIES WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

MR. HUFFMAN MENTIONED THERE WOULD BE 20 TO 30 FAMILIES.

IT WOULD BE A LOGISTICAL IMPLICATIONS.

IF YOU COULD ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT ELIGIBILITY AND LOGISTICS.

>> I WILL START OFF AND HAVE MR. HUFFMAN CHIME IN TO PROVIDE MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS.

FIRST AND FOREMOST.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT VULNERABLE FAMILIES.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THEY HAVE JOBS AND THEIR LIVES WOULD BE IMPACTED IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE CHILD CARE.

THIS IS A SIMILAR APPROACH THAT HAPPENED THIS SUMMER WITH OUR REC PROGRAM AND COMPANIA AND THE CAMPS WE OFFERED IN JULY.

MANY OF THE CRITERIA WAS TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU KNOW OUR FAMILIES WHO ARE MOST IN NEED OF THESE SERVICES WERE KIND AFFORDED THAT OPTION FIRST AND THEN IF THEY WERE OPPORTUNITIES OR SPOTS THAT WERE STILL AVAILABLE, THEY WERE OPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE WERE ALSO LOOKING SPECIFICALLY AT YOU KNOW STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

STUDENTS WHO ARE ENGLISH LEARNERS AS WELL AS STUDENTS WHO ARE ALREADY PERFORMING BELOW READING LEVEL OR GRADE LEVEL.

SO THOSE ARE THE TARGETED GROUPS THAT HE WE'RE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT.

IT'S NOT BASICALLY JUST FOR THE CHILD CARE OPTION BUT ALSO FOR VIRTUAL SUPPORTS THAT FAMILIES MIGHT NEED BECAUSE WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THESE OPTIONS FOR OUR FAMILIES, SOME FAMILIES DO NOT WANT THEIR CHILDREN IN THESE ENVIRONMENTS.

THEY DO NOT WANT THEIR CHILDREN GOING TO A LOCATION.

THEY WOULD PREFER FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO BE AT HOME.

IT REALLY IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE AND THIS IS WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO GET THIS SURVEY DATA.

WE NEED THE PARENTS WHO ARE COMFORTABLE OF HAVING THEIR KIDS BE A PART OF THESE OPTIONS.

I ALSO WANT TO REMIND US ALL, WE WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS EVERY SUMMER WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT CAMPS WE OFFER IN ALEXANDRIA, IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, THERE'S A PARTNERSHIP THAT HAPPENS WITH THAT EVERY YEAR.

THIS ISN'T NEW FOR US TO COLLABORATE AND TYPICAL OUR FAMILIES KNOW THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS.

LIKE SOCCER, RECS AND PARKS.

THESE ARE ALL TYPICAL SERVICES THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS PROVIDED FOR OUR FAMILIES.

THEY WERE JUST EITHER PROVIDED IN THE SUMMER OR BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL.

THAT TIME FRAME NOW IS DIFFERENT BUT THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE ALREADY HAD IS REALLY NOT THAT DIFFERENT.

BUT IF MR. HUFFMAN CAN SPEAK MORE DETAILS IN REGARDS TO OUR PARTNERING WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

WE HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH THE PARTNERS.

I DON'T WANT TO GET CONFUSING.

WE HAVE PROVIDERS OF STUDENT SUPPORT AND THEN WE HAVE THE SUPPLEMENTAL PARTNERS.

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THEY INCLUDING THE COMPANIA CENTER ARE THE REC CENTER.

COMMUNITY LODGING.

WE'RE ALL TALKING TOGETHER, YMCA HOW TO IDENTIFY THE MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS UPON TITLE ONE, THAT WILL BE A LOT OF VULNERABLE STUDENTS.

WE ARE LOOKING AT THOSE POPULATIONS WITH EACH PARTNERS SPECIFICALLY.

KEEPING IN MIND, SOME OF OUR PARTNERS ARE ALREADY READY TO GO.

SO COMMUNALITY LODGINGS, THEY HAVE A SPECIFIC GROUP FOR THE RESIDENCE AND FOR THOSE, THAT AREA THEY HAVE STUDENTS ALREADY IN THEIR PROGRAMS. ARHA IS THE SAME WAY.

CASA TRAIL AGUA.

THEY HAVE CRITERIA THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED.

THE REC OVER THE SUMMER FIRST PRIORITIZED ANYONE ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES OR FIRST RESPONDERS, FOOD SERVICE RETAILS SO IF THER WAS NO CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR THEM, FOR A LOW COST OR FREE, THEY WOULD HELP SUPPORTING THAT.

THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE THAT TYPE OF THING.

IT'S ALL OF THIS CAME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLE THAT CITY WORK GROUP THAT TALKED ABOUT WHAT IS THE PRIORITY FOR AT THAT TIME AFTER SCHOOL OR DAY CARE OR CHILD CARE, YOU PUT THEM ALTOGETHER AND THAT WAS HEY, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE SERVING OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS.

SO, ALL THESE PARTNERS AND PROVIDERS TOGETHER IN THESE MEETINGS WITH US ARE STARTING TO REALLY LOOK AT HOW ARE WE MAKING SURE WE'RE IDENTIFYING THOSE STUDENTS.

I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT THAT.

WE'RE GETTING ON THE SAME PAGE ON THOSE TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.

ON THE FEW STRUCTURE, AGAIN, WE HAVE LOTS OF PROVIDERS PRIVATE PROVIDERS THAT SOMEONE COULD GO TO FOR CHILD CARE.

JANE RICHARDSON CAN SPEAK WITH EARLY CARE FOR PRIVATE PROVIDERS AND PROVIDERS SHE WORKS WITH SUCH AS CHILDREN IN FAMILY NETWORK CENTERS.

FOR GRADE AGE STUDENTS IN THE FEE STRUCTURE, WE'RE WORKING WITH DIFFERENT PROVIDERS TO SEE WHAT THE CRITERIA WOULD BE.

CAN WE WORK WITH GRANTS AND 21ST CENTURY GRANTS AND THE CITY TO OFFER A PROPOSAL FOR FREE CHILD CARE FOR THOSE FAMILIES WHO CANNOT AFFORD ANY FEE.

THAT'S ALL IN PROGRESS.

I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A FINAL ANSWER.

WE'RE TURNING OVER EVERY STONE TO YOUR POINT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE SERVING THE MOST NEEDY FAMILIES AND STUDENTS AND ALSO THAT IT'S FREE OR AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYBODY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.

SO, THAT'S KIND OF FROM MY PARTNER VIEW.

AND YOU TALKED ABOUT THOSE 40 OTHER PARTNERS, THOSE ARE THOSE SUPPLEMENTAL PARTNERS THAT WILL HELP WITH THE PROVIDERS OR HELP WITH TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS.

SO THEY'RE NOT A PROVIDER.

I DON'T CALL THEM A PROVIDER.

I CALL THEM A PARTNER.

AS THE SOCCER FOUNDATION OR ASSOCIATION.

THEY WILL ADD SUPPLEMENTAL ACTIVITIES TO THE VIRTUAL PLUS MODEL.

I HOPE THAT HELPS A BIT.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE MISS GREENE UP NEXT.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ANDERSON.

ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED.

WITH YOUR TIME, THE CARE YOU PUT INTO THIS AND THE HARD WORK.

FOR COMING UP WITH THIS VIRTUAL PLUS RECOMMENDATION AND KEEPING THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS TOP OF MIND AND AT THE FOREFRONT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MY QUESTION IS, AND I HAVE BEEN VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

THOSE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH SINCE GOING VIRTUAL ON MARCH 16, HAS THERE BEEN ANY TRACKING WITH THAT OR ANY DATA THAT COULD BE PROVIDED AND HAVE WE BEEN REACHING OUT TO THEM SINCE THEN? WHAT HAS TAKEN PLACE FROM THEN TO NOW? BASICALLY.

>> SO, I WILL HAVE DR. CRAWFORD TO CHIME IN ON THIS ONE IN REGARDS TO OUR OUTREACH.

I WILL SAY MOVING FORWARD, YOU KNOW IN THE SPRING WE WERE NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE ATTENDANCE EVERY DAY OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND THAT IS WHAT ALLOWED OR AFFORDED SOME OF OUR STUDENTS TO KIND OF NOT

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CHECK IN.

WE ALSO HAD A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY WITH STAFF MEMBERS INTERACTING WITH OUR STUDENTS.

IT WASN'T MANDATORY THAT HAD TO HAPPEN.

WHEREAS WITH OUR VIRTUAL PLUS MODEL IN THE FALL, WE ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMPULSORY REQUIREMENTS.

WE HAVE TO TAKE ATTENDANCE DAILY.

SIMILAR TO HOW WE OPERATED IN REGARDS TO ATTENDANCE.

EACH DAY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A ROLL AND PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED IF A CHILD IS NOT VISUAL ON A ZOOM SESSION.

THAT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR HIM, HER OR THEY TO BE A PART OF.

SO, DR. CRAWFORD, IF YOU CAN JUST ELABORATE ON WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE SPRING AND KIND OF WHAT SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ARE FOR THE FALL.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

AND YOU ACTUALLY HIT ON WHERE I WAS GOING TO START.

YOU KNOW GOING INTO THE FALL MISS GREENE, WE KNOW WE WILL HAVE DIFFERENT AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY INCLUDING HOPEFULLY GREATER ENGAGEMENT BECAUSE WE KNOW WE WILL HAVE THE ATTENDANCE AND A DIFFERENT GRADING SYSTEM WHICH IS CRITICAL.

FOR OUR STUDENTS WHO WERE DISENGAGED, SOME OF THAT WAS REPORTED THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE INVESTMENT BECAUSE IT WAS A PASS OR NO GRADE.

HOW HAVE WE KEPT UP OR REACHED OUT TO THE FAMILIES, SOME RELATES TO THE COLLABORATION WITH OUR PRINCIPALS ON THE LINE OF A TEACHER SAYING I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS STUDENT IN A WHILE.

I HAVEN'T HEARD BACK.

WE CERTAINLY HAVE UTILIZED OUR SST.

NOT UNLIKE THE MTS SYSTEM, THE OUTREACH STARTED AT TIER ONE HEARING FROM OUR TEACHERS OF WHO ARE THEY SEEING EVERY DAY? WHO IS COMING TO OFFICE HOURS AND WHEN NEEDED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT, IF THE OUT REACH TO THE FAMILY WAS NOT WORKS, WE WENT TO OUR PSYCHE PROFESSIONALS OR ADMINISTRATORS.

I KNOW IN THE BEGINNING OUTREACH TO THE FAMILIES OPTING OUT OF SUMMER SCHOOL AND THOSE WHO ATTENDED SUMMER SCHOOL.

I'M NOT 100% OF THE ON GOING CONVERSATION WISE FAMILIES WHO OPTED OUT.

WE HAVE SUPPORT FROM OUR TRUANCY OUTREACH SPECIALIST.

I KNOW TC HAS SPECIFIC SUPPORTS IN PLACE FOR THAT.

THAT'S HOW WE REACHED OUT TO OUR FAMILIES.

I'M HOPING IN THE FALL WITH THE CHANGES AND GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY, THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WILL FEEL MORE INVESTED.

>> THANK YOU.

>> GREAT.

NEXT UP I HAVE MS. NOLAN.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MS. ANDERSON.

I KNOW WE CAN ASK TWO QUESTIONS.

DO YOU PREFER ONE AND THEN THE ANSWER AND THEN ANOTHER.

>> JUST TWO QUESTIONS.

>> I WANT TO START OFF WITH HUMONGOUS COMMENTS.

I WISH I COULD GO TO EVERY PERSON AND SAY HOW PHENOMENAL YOUR PRESENTATION AND HARD WORK.

I MEAN THAT VERY SINCERELY.

I FEEL LIKE THERE ARE SO MANY UNSPOKEN HEROES THAT ARE NOT PARTICIPATING INCLUDING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND WE HAVE SO MANY LEADERS ON THE ZOOM AND YOUR STAFF HAS WORKED TIRE WILLY.

I WANT TO SAY HOW THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED.

I AM HAVE EVERYONE AND WHAT AN HONOR TO BE A SMALL PART OF THIS SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK.

I KNOW IT'S COMING FROM A VERY SIN VEER PLACE.

I WANT TO START OFF SAYING THANK YOU.

DR. HUTCHINGS, I'M GOING TO SQUEEZE IN A COMMENT.

IT'S NOT MY QUESTION THOUGH.

BUT SO DON'T HATE ME.

SO, I LOVE THE THOUGHT ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT AND IT WAS REALLY HELPFUL MR. PAGE YOU GOING THROUGH THE MAP.

I WANT TO SHARE FROM A PARENT PERSPECTIVE, I THINK WE WANT TO BE SUPER CLEAR AND THAT GETS DISSEMINATED TO PARENTS WHAT ASSESSMENT CAN THEY EXPECT IN TERMS OF WHAT THE ASSESSMENT GOING TO TELL ABOUT THE STUDENT? WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE STUDENT ONCE THEY GET ASSESSED? ARE THEY GOING TO BE GROUPED ACCORDINGLY.

WHAT IS THE GRADING PROCESS GOING TO BE? JUST A LOT OF COMMUNICATION TO PARENTS AND HOW ARE WE ASSESSING THIS.

AS WELL AS I WILL BE CURIOUS TO KNOW IN FUTURE MEETINGS, WE JUST DID DO ADOPT THIS PHENOMENAL STRATEGIC PLAN.

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE TO ASSESS THIS CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR DIFFERENT BASED ON THIS CURRENT FRAMEWORK.

THAT'S NOT MY QUESTION.

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FOR LATER.

I KNOW THERE'S A THEME AND IT'S SUCH A CARING COMMUNITY ABOUT WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS.

I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY LOGISTICS THAT NEED TO BE FIGURED OUT.

WHAT IS THE PREDICTED NEED.

WHAT IS THE COST GOING TO BE? WHAT FACILITIES ARE WE USING? HOW ARE WE PRIORITIZING THE STUDENTS WHAT STAFF WILL BE USED.

I'M NOT GOING TO ASK ANYONE WALK THROUGH THOSE BECAUSE IS SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE IN THE MIDST.

I'M CURIOUS IS THERE A DEADLINE OR DATE IN MIND AS TO WHEN THE COMMUNITY WILL KNOW ABOUT THE LOGISTICS? THAT HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT QUESTION FROM THE PUBLIC ESPECIALLY OUR MOST VULNERABLE PARENTS WHO DO HAVE A DUAL, EYE NEED FOR EVERY PARENT TO WORK OUT OF HOME.

I IMAGINE I'M REPRESENTING OUT OF US ON THE ZOOM INCLUDING YOU DR. HUTCHINGS, THERE'S A BIG FEAR OF CHILDREN BEING LEFT HOME ALONE.

I'M CURIOUS GIVEN THE LEVEL OF THE ANXIETY, WHAT IS THE TIMELINE AND WHAT IS THE CAPACITY TO SERVE?

>> THIS IS MISS NOLAN.

THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENT AND THE QUESTION.

YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MR. HUFFMAN IT TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE TIME FRAME THAT WE'RE, LOOKING AT BECAUSE HE'S WORKING WITH THE PROVIDER.

I WILL ASK DR. HART TO SPEAK WITH THE WORK WE HAVE BEEN DOING LIKE WHAT ARE OUR LIMITATIONS IN REGARDS TO SPACE? BECAUSE WE DO STILL HAVE TO ADHERE TO C.D.C. GUIDELINES.

WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE STAFFING WE ALSO WITH WITHIN OUR SCHOOL.

CAN WE ACCOMMODATE WITH MAKING SURE THAT THINGS ARE CLEAN? BECAUSE THERE ARE CLEANING PRACTICES WE DIDN'T HAVE PREVIOUSLY THAT WE HAVE TO DO WHEN OUR BUILDINGS ARE OCCUPIED, BUT DR. HART CAN TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING WITH DETERMINING OUR LIMITATIONS.

MR. HUFFMAN, IF YOU CAN START OFF WITH THE PROVIDERS AND TIMELINE.

TIME FRAME.

>> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I KIND OF ADDRESSED IT DURING MY SLIDE THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH THESE STAGE GATES AND QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WE KNOW WE NEED TO GET MORE LOGISTICS IN PLACE BEFORE WE GIVE A SPECIFIC TIMELINE FOR THE PARTNERS OR PROVIDES THAT POTENTIALLY WOULD BE USING OUR BUILDINGS, THAT'S A DIFFERENT STAGE GATE WE NEED TO GO THROUGH.

DR. HART CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.

THAT TIMELINE IS STILL BEING ESTABLISHED KNOWING WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO KNOW SOON ENOUGH WE CAN GET THE MESSAGING OUT TO OUR PARENTS AND FAMILIES.

WE DO HAVE OFFSITE PROVIDERS AS I TALKED ABOUT BEFORE.

ARHA.

COMMUNITY LODGINGS THAT MAYBE ON A DIFFERENT TIMELINE BECAUSE THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED PROTOCOL.

WE WOULD HELP SUPPORT THEM IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

THEY CAN KIND OF MOVE FORWARD AND WE HAVE ALL THESE PRIVATE CARE FOR.

THEY ARE SMALLER IN TERMS OF NUMBERS.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY LODGINGS AND CASA DELL AGUA CAN PROBABLY TAKE 20 STUDENTS.

THERE'S NOT A LOT OF CAPACITY THERE.

DEPENDING ON THE SITE WILL DEPEND ON THE CAPACITY FOR EACH OF THOSE SITES.

OBVIOUSLY, NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT, THEY WILL BE RESTRICTED IN NUMBERS.

THERE'S JUST NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT.

WE KNOW THAT'S ONE OF REASONS WHY WE'RE DOING THIS VIRTUAL PLUS.

OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

THOSE PARTNERS AND PROVIDERS ARE LOOKING AT BASED ON C.D.C. GUIDELINES AND DIFFERENT GUIDELINES THEY HAVE FROM THEIR ORGANIZATION AND WHAT IS CAPACITY THEY CAN HAVE.

>> CAN I ADD SOMETHING QUICKLY TO MR. HUFFMAN'S COMMENTS.

THE MAIN THING WE'RE WAITING ON, WE NEED OUR DATA, OUR POLLS CLOSE ON SUNDAY.

WE REALLY NEED TO GET SOME OF THE DATA AROUND WHAT PARENTS AND OUR FAMILIES

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ARE ACTUALLY NEEDING.

AND THAT IS REALLY SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO DETERMINE HOW LONG THAT'S GOING TO TAKE, IF WE HAD 10,000 PEOPLE WHO NEEDED WHICH I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE THE NUMBER.

I'M JUST THROWING NUMBERS OUT THERE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WON'T THROW NUMBERS OR PEOPLE MIGHT QUOTE ME.

IF WE HAD A CERTAIN NUMBER OF FAMILIES THAT NEEDED SOME TYPE OF SUPPORT.

DEPENDING ON HOW SMALL OR HOW LARGE THAT NUMBER IS, WE WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR TIME FRAME OF TRYING TO SHARE OUT DEFINITIVELY WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE.

BUT MONDAY IN NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A CLEAR ARE PICTURE.

WE'RE NOT WAITING ABOUT ANOTHER FEW WEEKS.

WE'RE WAITING FOR THE BIGGEST DATA POINT.

THE NEEDS OF OUR FAMILIES IN HAVING THAT WHICH WE SHOULD HAVE EARLY NEXT WEEK WILL HELP US TO PROVIDE A DEFINITIVE DATE TO THE COMMUNITY.

>> DR. HUTCHINGS, CAN I ASK A FOLLOW UP QUESTION? WHEN WE START THE FIRST DAY, DO WE EXPECT TO HAVE THIS IN PLACE.

I DON'T MEAN TO APPROPRIATE A STEREOTYPE IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH TRAUMA OR MAKE THE LEAST LIKELY TO FILL OUT A SURVEY.

ARE WE PROACTIVELY GOING AFTER THOSE FAMILIES?

>> WE ARE PROACTIVELY WORKING WITH THE FAMILIES WE KNOW ARE MOST VULNERABLE AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE THESE OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

THAT IS THE GOAL TO HAVE.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF WE NEED TO SEE WHAT THE CAPACITY IS AND THE NEED IS.

WE'RE JUST WAITING ON THE NEED THAT SHOULD BE COMING TO US EARLY NEXT WEEK FROM OUR FAMILIES.

I WAS GOING TO ASK FOR DR. HART TO TALK ABOUT THE LIMITATIONS THAT THIS DOES BRING INTO OUR SCHOOLS AND HOW WE ARE ANALYZING WHAT OUR LIMITATIONS ACTUALLY ARE IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

>> IN ORDER TO REALLY ANSWER THIS QUESTION, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO LAY OUT THE CURRENT ACTIVITIES THAT WE HAVE ON GOING WITHIN OUR SITES.

I THINK THE THOUGHT IS WE ARE NOT IN PERSON LEARNING EVEN OVER THE SUMMER SO OUR SITE SHOULD BE FREE AND CLEAR.

HOWEVER WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES THAT NEED TO OCCUR SUCH AS ON SITE REGISTRATION.

WE HAVE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES.

KITCHEN AND HVAC ITEMS CURRENTLY GOING ON.

WE HAVE SOME GROUPS DOING WORK.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A USAGE MATRIX TO SEE WHAT OUR CURRENT ACTIVITIES AND FUTURE ACTIVITIES.

NOT ONLY OUR COMMUNITY BUT OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS CAN SEE TO THE EXTENT OUR BUILDINGS WILL BE USED.

SOME OF THE CONSIDERATIONS WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PURPOSES AND USING THIS MATRIX TO HELP GUIDE OUR PARTNERS INTO WHICH FACILITIES ACCOUNT POTENTIALLY BE USED TO HELP SUPPORT THESE PROGRAMS. SO, WORKS WITH MY TEAM AND ANITA CARDOVA TO HELP CREATE THIS MATRIX BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN REALLY INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING OUR SUMMER LOGISTICS THIS FAR.

WE HAVE A FRAMEWORK AND HAVE TO EXPAND ON THIS CHILD CARE PIECE AND HOW WE MAKE THIS FIT WITHIN OUR FACILITIES.

HOW DO WE DO SO SAFELY KEEPING IN MIND WE HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER GROUPS AND WANTING TO ISOLATE THE GROUPS AT THE SAME TIME FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY PURPOSES.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU.

NEXT UP WE HAVE MS. LORBER.

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>> THANK YOU.

I WANT TO THANK DR. HUTCHINGS AND I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATED HEARING FROM SO MANY DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF OUR CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF AND NOT JUST THE CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF BUT MEMBERS OF OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

IT WAS VERY NICE TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT A HUGE COLLABORATIVE EFFORT THIS HAS BEEN.

I WILL BE BRIEF.

THE ISSUE I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE FREE AND REDUCED PRICE LUNCH ISSUE.

WE HAVE A LONG TRADITION THAT STUDENTS ARE NOT IDENTIFIED AND CARRY NO CARDS OR TICKETS OF ANY COLOR THAT SHOW THEY ARE RECIPIENTS OF FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH.

I UNDERSTAND THAT BECAUSE OF THE BUDGET AND THE FACT THAT WE CAN NO LONGER DO THE FOOD APPROACH THAT EVERYONE GETS TO EAT.

I WANTED TO ASK, WILL THESE ID CARDS BE FOR FAMILIES AND PARENTS AS OPPOSED TO

-- >> I THINK -- I'M HERE.

I'M HERE.

>> OKAY.

SORRY.

>> SO WILL THE ID CARDS.

I UNDERSTAND THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF IDENTIFICATION YOU HAVE IT SHOW TO PICK UP THE FOOD.

I WANTED TO KNOW IF THOSE CARDS, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES.

YES WE CAN.

>> BUT NOW WE CAN'T.

SORRY.

SAYS YOU'RE MUTED.

WE CAN HEAR YOU AGAIN.

MY COMPUTER KEEPS LOSING.

DON'T CHANGE THE SLIDE AGAIN.

THAT TAKES ME AWAY.

JUST WANTING TO KNOW IF WE KNOW HOW WE'RE GOING TO IDENTIFY FAMILIES SO THEY CAN GET THEIR LUNCH AND BREAKFAST AND I WOULD URGE IT BE THROUGH THE FAMILY NOT BY CHILD.

AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION WOULD BE I KNOW WE HAVE SOME SCHOOLS ELIGIBLE FOR UNIVERSAL MEALS.

RAMSAY AND POLK.

I WONDERED IF THERE WAS A WAY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED AS DISTRIBUTION SCHOOLS PERHAPS VARY THAT TO THE DEGREE THAT ANY SCHOOL THAT HAS UNIVERSAL ELIGIBILITY COULD BECOME A SITE JUST FOR THE STUDENTS THAT ATTEND THAT SCHOOL.

SO THOSE ARE MY TWO QUESTIONS.

THANKS.

>> I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ADDRESS THAT.

WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THE LOGISTICS.

WE HAVE TO KNOW HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN PART OF THAT FAMILY.

SO WE KNOW HOW MANY MEALS TO PROVIDE.

THERE WILL BE NO OVERT IDENTIFICATION.

OUR INTENT IS TO PROVIDE A FAMILY MEAL CARD FOR EVERY STUDENT ATTENDING ACPS.

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY YOU KNOW, YOU WILL HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHEN PEOPLE PRESENT THEIR CARD AS TO WHAT THEIR PAYING STATUS IS AND THE DISTRIBUTION AREAS.

AS FAR AS THE CEP, WE ARE CONTINUING WITH THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION AT RAMSAY AND WILL CAPITALIZE ON OUR PROVISION TWO TO PROVIDE A FREE BREAKFAST THROUGH SELECT SCHOOLS.

I BELIEVE WE RIGHT NOW HAVE ENROLLED OVER EIGHT OF OUR SCHOOLS DISTRICT WIDE AND CONTINUE TO CONTROL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CEP SCHOOL SITES.

I MEAN FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

>> THANKS.

THAT'S GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

MOVING ON WE HAVE MR. SUAREZ.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ANDERSON.

I DO ALSO WANT TO KEEP ON THE PRAISE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE STAFF.

YOU KNOW THIS WAS INCREDIBLY COMPREHENSIVE.

YOU CAN TELL THERE'S BEEN A TREMENDOUS A LOT OF EFFORT AND COLLABORATION AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON THESE ISSUES AND SO I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE GREAT WORK WE'RE DOING.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEE HOW ALL OF THIS MANIFESTS AND WE CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE INTERNALLY AND WITH THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

SO MY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS SORT OF BUILD OFF OF A LOT OF THE COMMENTS AROUND

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DATA.

AND AROUND WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE GOING FORWARD.

I WANT TO SAY I APPRECIATE THE CLARIFICATION FROM DR. HUTCHINGS ABOUT WHAT TODAY'S PRESENTATION IS MEANT TO DO.

AND I WOULD SAY YOU KNOW IN TERMS OF WHAT WE HAVE SEEN TODAY, I THINK THE STAFF HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB PROVIDING THE CASE FOR WHY VIRTUAL PLUS IS THE CORRECT WAY TO GO, AND I EXPECT THE VOTE TO PROCEED ON THAT AND TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT OPTION AFTER WE'RE DONE WITH OUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS HERE.

BUT I DO WANT TO SORT OF TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK ABOUT YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE GOING FORWARD IN TERMS OF THE BOARD'S ROLE IN SORT OF SUPPORTING STAFF IN MAKING THIS AS ROBUST AND EXCELLENT AS POSSIBLE IN TERMS OF HOW WE IMPLEMENT THIS GOING FORWARD.

SO, THERE'S JUST A COUPLE REFLECTIONS I WANT TO SHARE AND WILL LEAD ME INTO ME COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.

I WANT TO REITERATE THIS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FOR TEACHERS.

AND YOU KNOW WHEREAS WHEN YOU'RE IN THE CLASSROOM, YOU THE TEACHER IS CONSTANTLY ABLE TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON I THE CLASSROOM.

WHO MIGHT BE GETTING OUT OF THEIR SEAT.

WHO IS ON TASK.

WHO IS ENGAGED.

YOU KNOW, THAT THE CLASSROOM NOW IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

IT'S AN AMALGAMATION OF PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS.

WHEN I WAS TEACHING, TEACHERS ARE MAKING AS MANY IF NOT MORE DECISIONS IN A GIVEN DAY AS AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER.

THOSE ARE INFORMED BY THE DATA THE TEACHER IS TAKING IN CONSCIOUSLY, SUBCONSCIOUSLY WHILE THEY'RE IN THE CLASSROOM.

NOW WE HAVE ASSUMED THE MANTEL OF HAVING SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING.

A STRUCTURED SCHEDULE AND FRANKLY THAT WE'RE ASSUMING THE MANTEL OF GRADING, YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE GRADING STUDENTS, WE HAVE TO, I THINK WE'RE ESSENTIALLY PUTTING THE BURDEN ON OURSELVES TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT ALL TEACHERS ARE TAKING IN ALL OF THE DATA POINTS ABOUT ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS, THEIR INDIVIDUAL SITUATIONS, THE PARENTAL SITUATIONS.

WHEN THEY'RE BOTH PARENTS ARE WORKING.

YOU KNOW DR. HUTCHINGS, YOUR POINT ABOUT THERE MAY BE PEOPLE IN A SINGLE ROOM OR DISTRACTIONS GOING ON.

I THINK WE NEED TO KNOW IN GENERAL, THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR STUDENTS AND APPRECIATE THEM.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO BUILD TO WHEN WE MOVE BACK TO TRADITIONAL LEARNING.

FOR NOW, IT'S ALL THE MORE IMPERATIVE WE'RE TAKING IN THE DATA AND OUR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL DIVISION AND EVERYONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE QUOTE UN QUOTE CLASSROOM AS THAT'S DEFINED NOW.

THIS SORT OF BROADER THING, ENTITY BEYOND WHAT WE TRADITIONALLY HAVE.

I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THIS MAP ASSESSMENT.

I THINK THAT'S AWESOME.

I ALSO AM EXCITED ABOUT THE SEAL DATA THAT I'M HEAR ABOUT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IN.

I'M ALSO EXCITED ABOUT THE FACT THIS WILL BE ATTENDANCE.

BUT I WANT TO PUSH THE STAFF TO PROVIDE GOING FORWARD AT LEAST THE BOARD WITH ROBUST DATA AROUND SOME OF WHAT WE CALL THE KPIS.

I'M LOOKING AT SLIDE 40.

IN CLINT'S PRESENTATION WAS REALLY HELPFUL ON THAT AND REASSESSING THE TRANSITION.

WE HAVE THESE HEALTH AND SAFETY KPIS.

THESE TECHNOLOGY RELATED KPIS.

THE ACADEMIC RELATED KPIS IN THE FORM OF SCREENER AND ASSESSMENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST WHETHER A BOARD BRIEF OR AND SORT OF YOU KNOW JUST SORT OF IDENTIFICATION, UNPACKING OF WHAT IS IN SLIDE 40 IN A CLEAR IDENTIFICATION OF YOU KNOW, HERE IS THE LIST OF DATA THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW.

SO THAT WE CAN GO INTO THE YEAR WITH SOME SORT OF BASELINE.

WHETHER THAT'S A QUALITATIVE OR QUANTITATIVE BASELINE, I KNOW WE MIGHT NOT HAVE EVERY DATA POINT.

IT'S IMPORTANT WE SEE WHERE WE'RE STARTING IN TERMS OF WHO HAS DEVICES.

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WHERE ARE PEOPLE ACADEMICALLY GIVING THE LEARNING LOSSES WE HAVE EXPERIENCED.

YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE SITUATION? IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE GATHERING THIS DATA NOW.

WHAT IS THE SITUATION TO FAMILIES WORKING, ONE PARENT AVAILABLE.

THE BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE AS A DIVISION CAN TALK TO THE TEACHERS ABOUT THE DATA GETS WE HAVE AND CAN BE FILLING IN THEY CAN BE COLLECTING BASED ON THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND INTERACTIONS THEY HAVE WITH THEIR STUDENTS.

WHAT I'M SORT OF BUILDING TOWARD IS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS NINE WEEK SORT OF TURNING THE CRANK REASSESSMENT.

IT'S GOING TO BE TREMENDOUSLY HELPFUL FOR THE BOARD TO HAVE YOU KNOW EVERY NINE WEEKS SORT OF AN UPDATE ON OKAY, WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS WE'RE LOOKING AT NUMERICALLY AND QUALITATIVELY, WHERE HAVE THINGS PROGRESSED AND WHAT ARE WE DOING TO RESPOND TO THAT SO THE BOARD CAN BE A PARTNER IN MAKING THE ASSESSMENT OF DO WE AND CAN WE STAY OPEN? BUT ALSO WHAT ADJUSTMENTS TO WE HAVE TO MAKE AS A DIVISION WITH PARTNERS AND ALL THESE THING WE'RE LOOKING AT.

I SAY THIS IN THE SPIRIT OF WHAT DR. HUTCHINGS PRESENTED TO US AS THE DATA WORK BOOK.

A REALLY EXCELLENT TOOL.

WE SORT OF HAD THAT AND WE'RE ABLE TO USE THAT TO DRIVE DECISIONMAKING.

I THINK COVID CREATES THE NEED FOR NEW DATA AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF DATA BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE SAME EXACT INFORMATION AS W TYPICALLY HAVE.

MY LONG FORM QUESTION IS DRIVEN TOWARDS, ARE WE PLANNING TO CREATING SIMILAR DATABASED WORK BOOKS AND IN FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE DATA SO WE CAN HAVE THESE ROBUST CONVERSATIONS ALIGNED WITH THE STRATEGIC PLANS TO UNPACK THE INEQUITIES WE'R DEALING WITH.

I APPRECIATE ANY COMMENT FROM MR. HUTCHINGS OR MR. PAGE IN HOW AGAIN THE BOARD CAN BE HELPFUL CONTINUING TO REASSESS.

>> THANK YOU MR. SUAREZ FOR YOUR COMMENTS AS WELL AS FOR YOUR QUESTION.

I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE HAVE TO BE A PARADIGM SHIFT WITH STAFF IN REGARDS TO HOW WE TEACH AND DELIVER INSTRUCTION AS WELL AS HOW OUR STUDENTS LEARN AND WHAT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT LOOKS LIKE.

IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY DIFFERENT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BEING VIRTUAL.

PART OF OUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, WHICH WE ARE WORKING THROUGH OUR VIRTUAL LEARNING MODULES.

ALL OF OUR STAFF COME BACK A WEEK PRIOR TO SCHOOL IS FOCUSING ON BEST PRACTICES IN THE AREAS.

BECAUSE THIS IS A NEW ERA FOR OUR STAFF.

THAT WE ALL ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADJUST TO.

I THINK THE ONE THING THAT EVERYBODY CAN AGREE ON ACROSS THE WORLD IS THAT THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC HAS IMPACTED EVERYBODY'S LIFE IN SOME WAY.

THERE'S NOBODY EXEMPT FROM BEING IMPACTED FROM THIS PANDEMIC AND WE HAVE TO SHIFT TO MAKE THAT WORK.

YES WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME OF OUR BASELINE DATA COLLECTED.

WE SHARED WITH YOU SOME OF THE SPECIFIC AREAS WE'RE GOING TO ANALYZE AS WE TRANSITION OR DETERMINE WHETHER WE TRANSITION OR NOT.

EACH NINE WEEKS.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE WILL BE SHARING WITH THE BOARD ON AUGUST 27TH AT OUR WORK SESSION JUST SOME OF OUR AREAS OF FOCUS FOR THE 2020, 2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

SOME OF THAT IS EVOLVED AROUND THIS REOPENING AND BEING VIRTUAL AND NOT KNOWING WHEN WE WILL NO LONGER BE VIRTUAL.

EVEN TODAY I CAN'T SHARE WITH YOU AND SAY THIS IS WHEN IT'S GOING TO CHANGE.

I DON'T KNOW.

THE SPECIFIC DATE OF THAT.

SO WE WILL BE ADJUSTING AND BEING FLEXIBLE THROUGHOUT THIS TIME.

BUT ON AUGUST 27TH, WE WILL SHARE WITH THE BOARD MORE CONCRETE DATA POINTS THAT

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WILL BE COLLECTED SO WE CAN MONITOR OUR PROGRESS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

>> OKAY.

NEXT UP WE HAVE VERONICA.

MISS NOLAN.

>> VERONICA IS TOTALLY FINE.

SO, I APOLOGIZE, I WANTED TO ASK ME SECOND QUESTION.

I PROBABLY NOT TO HAVE SO MANY FACETS.

I WANTED TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY AND YOU CAN DESIGNATE WHOEVER YOU THINK IS THE APPROPRIATE STAFF PERSON.

WE HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM PARENTS.

IF I HAD TO CAPTURE WHAT A LOT OF E-MAILS AND PUBLIC COMMENTS WE RECEIVED IS ABOUT FALLING UNDER THE FOCUS AREAS OF COMMUNICATION AND UNIFORMITY.

PARENTS OF ASKING WHEN THEY WILL HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE CURRICULUM AND UNDERSTANDING WILL BE FOR THEIR STUDENTS AND WILL THEY BE SIMILAR ACROSS SCHOOLS.

I KNOW SOMETIMES SCHOOLS OPERATE DIFFERENT IN REGARDS TO CURRICULUM.

WILL IT BE UNIFORM ACROSS THE CITY AND THE SECOND QUESTION I'M GETTING A LOT IS THE COMMUNICATION, LIKE WHAT IS THE UNIFORM EXPECTATION OF STAFF THAT PARENTS WILL RECEIVE IN TERMS OF COMMUNICATION? SO FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THE CHALLENGES A LOT OF PARENTS ARE MENTIONING.

THEY ARE TRYING TO JUGGLE JOBS AND OVER SEEING THEIR STUDENTS' EDUCATION AND ONE OF THINGS THAT KEEPS COMING UP REPEATEDLY THREE PUBLIC COMMENT AND E-MAIL IS IT WOULD BE SUPER HELPFUL FOR PARENTS TO RECEIVE A WEEKLY E-MAIL FROM PARENTS.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE LEARNING.

THIS IS WHAT THE EXPECTATION IS.

DURING THE SPRING.

THAT WAS LEFT TO THE DEVICE OF SOME TEACHERS DID THAT, SOME DID NOT.

I UNDERSTAND THE SPRING WAS DIFFERENT.

I'M CURIOUS WILL THERE BE A UNIFORM EXPECTATION ACROSS THE BOARD WHAT IS THE EXPECTATION OF PARENTS AND TEACHER GIVEN THE PARENTAL ROLL WILL LOOK DIFFERENT.

HOW CAN THEY BE MOST HELPFUL? HOW ARE THEY GETTING BACK ASSESSMENTS FROM THE TEACHERS? IT'S THE COMMUNICATION AND THE BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF IS THERE UNIFORMITY ACROSS THE SCHOOLS IN TERMS OF THAT COMMUNICATION AND THE CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS OF WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT THIS COMING YEAR?

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

THAT IS A QUESTION MANY FAMILIES ASK AS WELL AS OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE ASKING TOO.

AND WE ARE, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT FROM MARCH TO JUNE, THEY WERE A LOT OF LESSONS LEARNED.

WE WERE GOING TO A VIRTUAL WORLD WITHOUT REALLY ANY EXPERIENCE, NOW WE HAVE SIX MONTHS SPRPS AND WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THAT TOO IS WHEN YOU HAVE SO MUCH FLEXIBILITY, IN REGARDS TO HOW CURRICULUM IS DELIVERED.

WHEN WE HAD TO START OFF OFFICIALLY, WE STARTED OFF AND PULLED OUR DOORS CLOSED ON MARCH 13, WE DIDN'T INTRODUCE NEW MATERIAL.

IT WASN'T UNTIL SEVERAL WEEKS LATER WE BEGAN TO INTRODUCE NEW MATERIAL.

WE'RE STARTING WITH THIS VIRTUAL PLUS KNOWING THAT THIS, THERE IS AN EXPECTATION TO TEACH.

AND FOR KIDS TO LEARN AND US ASSESS.

IN ORDER TO HAVE THAT CONSISTENCY.

WE HAVE TO HAVE CLEAR EXPECTATIONS AROUND THE CURRICULUM.

WE WERE SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT IF YOU HAD A SITUATION AND THIS IS JUST A HYPOTHETICAL BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO DO A LOT OF HYPOTHETICALS BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE EXAMPLES.

IF WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF A TEACHER SICK AND CONTRACTED COVID-19, AND OF COURSE WE'RE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD AND IT WASN'T SOMETHING THE TEACHER CONTRACTED DURING ACPS BUT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE OUT OF POCKET FO AT LEAST 14 DAYS.

SO THAT MEANS TWO WEEKS THEY'RE GOING TO BE OUT.

IF WE HAVE A COMMON CURRICULUM ACROSS THE SCHOOL DIVISION, WE COULD BE IN A SITUATION WHERE THOSE 20 TO 25 STUDENTS THAT IS IN THIS PARTICULAR TEACHER'S CLASSROOM FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS COULD BE ASSIGNED TO A DIFFERENT TEACHER ANYWHERE IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION IF WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME CURRICULUM.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW THE OTHER KIDS.

THEY WILL GET TO KNOW SOME NEW KIDS ON ZOOM.

THEY WON'T KNOW THE TEACHER BUT WILL GET TO SEE A NEW TEACHER.

WHEN THEY GET BACK TOGETHER, THEY STILL WILL BE AT THE SAME PLACE.

THAT IS WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US.

WE HAVE TO SET UP AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE IS COMMONALITY SO THAT WE DO

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NOT JEOPARDIZE AN EQUITY IN REGARDS TO WHAT KIDS LEARN IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A NONNEGOTIABLE.

WE'RE JUST WORKING THROUGH THE LOGISTICS OF THAT.

WE ALREADY HAVE VIRGINIA STANDARDS.

WE HAVE TO BEGIN LOOK OUR CURRICULUM AND OUR STANDARDS, LOOK AT OUR PACING GUIDES AND THE RECOMMEND WE'RE DOING FROM OUR PRINCIPALS AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TO HAVE THAT SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING FOUR DAYS A WEEK.

WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO YOU FIT THAT INTO THE FOUR DAYS A WEEK FOR KINDERGARTEN.

FIRST GRADE, SECOND GRADE AND FOR THE CERTAIN CONTENT AREA SO REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU IN ALEXANDRIA, IF YOU ARE IN KINDERGARTEN.

THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE LEARNING ON THIS DAY.

THE AUTONOMY STILL COMES FROM OUR TEACHER.

ONE THING WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY FROM OUR EDUCATOR, I'M STILL AN EDUCATOR, EITHER THOUGH I'M SUPERINTENDENT, YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE CREATIVITY.

WHAT YOU WANT TO TEACH IS ONE THING.

WE STILL WANT TEACHERS TO HAVE THE STYLE OF HOW THEY TEACH THAT PARTICULAR MATERIAL BUT IT'S STILL THE SAME CONTENT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE THAT IS NONNEGOTIABLE.

WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH ALL OF THOSE LOGISTICS AND HOPING BUT NOT HOPING BUT WILL PROVIDE THE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS WHEN THEY RETURN ON AUGUST 24TH.

ONE THING WE GOT FROM OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF'S FEED BACK WAS THAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE AND ENSURE THEY STILL HAVE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TIME WEEKLY AND THEY STILL HAVE PLANNING TIME.

THAT IS SOMETHING SACRED AND WE HAVE TO KEEP THAT GOING OR WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENABLE CREATIVITY WITH FIDELITY.

>> IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE CONSISTENCY WITH HOW WE COMMUNICATE.

I RECALL OUR BOARD MEMBERS SHARING IN THE SPRING, SOME TEACHERS SPOKE TO STUDENTS EVERY DAY, AND EVERY WEEK AND SOME NEVER DID.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE HAVING A BEAR MINIMUM OF CONTACT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR TWO PHENOMENAL PRINCIPALS MR. CANTON AND CREWS SHARED WAS THE DIAGRAM THAT TALKED ABOUT KIND OF MULTIPLE WAY THAT IS STUDENTS WILL BE LEARNING IN OUR SCHOOLS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE AND HOW THAT IS CONSISTENT ACROSS OUR BUILDINGS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE HOW WE COMMUNICATE OR HOW WE COMMUNICATE OUT WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND WITH OUR FAMILIES.

WE STILL NEED A LITTLE MORE TIME TO WORK WITH STAFF TO DO THAT.

IF WE WERE TO DO THAT, ALL THE TEACHERS AND OUR STAFF MEMBERS WOULD BE CALLING YOU NEXT WEEK.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO WORK.

WE ARE STARTING TO GET DEVELOPED THIS WEEK.

WE'RE DEVELOPING OUR INSTRUCTIONAL TEAMS TO GIVE US FEEDBACK AND INSIGHT IN REGARDS TO THAT.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THAT COMMUNICATION WILL LOOK LIKE WILL BE FORTHCOMING.

>> THANK YOU.

CHAIR, IF I MIGHT FOLLOW UP.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS AND SHARE.

WHAT THING THAT HAS BEEN GREAT, THE MAJORITY OF PARENTS HAVEN'T BEEN EDUCATORS.

THE WAY FOLKS CAN UNDERSTAND REGARDLESS OF THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCE.

ALSO IN TERMS OF TEACHERS AND UNIFORMITY.

THE REMINDER OF THE FEEDBACK WE'RE GETTING, ESPECIALLY LOWER ELEMENTARY GRADES.

PEOPLE APPRECIATE TEACHERS DO THE SMALLER ZOOMS AND DEVELOPMENTALLY, ESPECIALLY K-2.

I APPRECIATE AND WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR BEING SO WELL RECEIVING OF PARENTAL FEEDBACK.

THANK YOU.

>> AND THANK YOU MISS NOLAN.

I WANTED TO POINT OUT TWO MORE THINGSO IT'S ON THE RECORD.

SLIDE 28.

IT TALKS ABOUT A SAMPLE INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL AND HOW THESE STATIONS ARE.

THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR EARLY LEARNERS.

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YOU HAVE THE WHOLE GROUP.

KIDS NEED TO BE IN WITH THEIR PEERS AND MODELLING THAT INFORMATION.

THEY HAVE BREAK OUT SESSIONS IN SMALLER GROUPS.

NOW YOU CAN GET A LOT MORE ATTENTION AND ENGAGEMENT THAT CAN OCCUR IN SMALLER GROUPS, FOUR TO FIVE VERSUS 20.

I LOVE THE FACT OUR ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS REALLY PUSHED ON THAT BECAUSE THEY FELT THE CLASSES THEY ARE REALLY LARGE ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE TRYING TO DO THIS VIRTUALLY AND WE'RE ADDING PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN, FIRST GRADE AND SECOND GRADE WITH OUR EARLIEST LEARNERS, IT'S GOING TO BE KEY TO HAVE THE SMALLER BREAK OUT SESSIONS AND THEN ONE FINAL THING BECAUSE I HAD TWO POINTS I WANTED TO MAKE.

I WANTED TO REMIND US ABOUT THE SINGLE PLATFORM TOO THAT IS SO KEY.

BECAUSE PRIOR TO THIS, YOU CAN GOOGLE CLASSROOM, ZOOM, EVERYBODY WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

AND YOU KNOW, I ALLOW PEOPLE TO HAVE THE AUTONOMY.

IN A CASE LIKE THIS, WHERE THINGS ARE CHANGING CONSISTENTLY, I KNOW OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY LOVE WHATEVER PLATFORM THEY WERE USING.

I KNOW WE'RE GOING IN WITH SOME DISGRUNTELNESS.

IT WILL BE BEST FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS, I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FROM DR. RIEF.

>> THANK YOU AND THANKS EVERYONE FOR HANGING IN.

I KNOW THIS IS A LONG MEETING AM I APPRECIATE GETTING TO ASK QUESTIONS.

JUST TWO OTHER QUICK THINGS.

JUST TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS THAT PARENTS CAN BE EXPECTING TO RECEIVE IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS.

I SAW THAT THE VIRTUAL PLUS WEBSITE, THEY WERE A LOT OF UPDATES.

FOR FOLKS LISTENING AND NEXT WEDNESDAY, THERE'S THE ACPS EXPRESS THAT WILL BE GOING OUT THAT SHOULD HAVE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND I KNOW THE INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN AND THE HEALTH PLAN ARE DUE TO THE STATE NEXT FRIDAY.

I'M GUESSING THOSE ARE GOING TO BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AND THEN HELP LINE IS GOING TO OPEN THE FOLLOWING WEEK ON WEDNESDAY THE 19TH.

AND THEN THE PACKETS, THE WELCOME PACKETS WILL GO OUT THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

AND A QUESTION ABOUT THE HELP LINE.

I THINK THAT'S A REALLY TERRIFIC IDEA.

I WAS WONDERING IF ARE WE DIRECTING EVERYONE THERE OR IF THEY HAVE MORE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS DIRECTED TO THE THEIR SPECIFIC SCHOOL, I DON'T THINK THE OFFICES ARE OPEN.

SHOULD PEOPLE BE CALLING THE SCHOOL OR DIRECTING IT TO THE PRINCIPAL? THAT WAS A QUESTION.

THE OTHER THING WAS ABOUT THIS ISSUE WITH THE LEARNING PODS.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN UNDER DISCUSSION A LOT.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT WRITTEN ABOUT THE EQUITY CONCERNS ABOUT THE LEARNING PODS.

I KNOW YOU MADE COMMENTS ABOUT IT DR. HUTCHINGS.

I FELL THE COMMUNITY PUSH BACK ON THAT.

WITH THE LEARNING PODS, IT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

FOR SOME PEOPLE IT'S A CHILD CARE AND SOME SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND SOME PROVIDES A TWO TIER SUPPORT.

I WANT YOU TO PROVIDE ACPS'S THOUGHTS ON THE LEARNING PODS.

>> FAMILIES, IT'S THEIR PREROGATIVE TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM.

I'M NOT TELLING PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT DO IN THEIR HOUSEHOLDS.

THE POINT I WAS MAKING ABOUT THE LEARNING PODS, IT CAN CAUSE INEQUITIES FOR FAMILIES WHO DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS TO HIRE SOMEONE TO COME IN OR JUST DON'T KNOW IT'S HAPPENING.

IT CAN CAUSE INEQUITIES AND INCOME THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

I THINK WHAT WE HOPE IS BY US HAVING SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING FOR ALL AND HAVING COMMON CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENTS, THAT REGARDLES OF WHERE YOUR CHILD IS AND WHAT SCHOOL THEY GO TO AND WHO THEIR TEACHER MAYBE OR MAY NOT BE, THEY ARE STILL ENGAGED AND RECEIVING THE HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION THEY DESERVE.

WE HOPE THIS NEW INSTRUCTION WILL NOT HAVE THE NEED FOR THE LEARNING POD UNLESS

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THAT'S SOMETHING SUPPLEMENTAL SOMEONE WANTS TO DO.

THEY WERE REQUESTS FOR STUDENTS TO BE PUT INTO THE SAME CLASSES BECAUSE THEY'RE A PART OF A LEARNING POD.

THAT RAISES CONCERN.

THEN YOU END UP HAVING BECAUSE I KNOW YOU AND WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER BECAUSE TYPICALLY IF YOU'RE IN A LEARNING POD, YOUR PARENTS KNOW EACH OTHER.

YOU MIGHT BE FROM THE SAME OR SIMILAR GROUP, WE'RE NOW GOING TO GROUP YOU INTO A CLASSROOM IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THAT IS A HUGE CONCERN.

AND I THINK THAT IF WE ARE PROVIDING A COMMON CURRICULUM, THEN YOU CAN ALWAYS GET YOUR KIDS TOGETHER.

EVEN IF THEY HAVE DIFFERENT TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY WILL COVER THE SAME MATERIAL.

IF YOU WANTED TO DO SOMETHING SUPPLEMENTAL OR HAVE SOMEONE WATCH YOUR KIDS IN A GROUP.

THEY'RE AM ZOOMING INTO THEIR CLASSES BUT WITH THEIR TEACHER WHO HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THEM.

IT COULD BE A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE ZOOMING INTO TEACHERS WHO ARE NOT EVEN IN THEIR BUILDING.

IF SOMEONE CHOOSES TO DO THE LEARNING POD, IT'S THEIR PREROGATIVE.

WHEN YOU BEGIN TO REQUEST FOR THOSE STUDENTS TO HAVE THE SAME CLASSROOMS. IF WE WEREN'T HAVING A COMMON DELIVERY ACROSS OF SCHOOL SYSTEM, IT WOULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT INEQUITIES.

>> THE QUESTION -- >> YEAH.

FOR THE CALL CENTER.

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENT, WE KNOW THE FIRST WEEKS OF SCHOOL WOULD BE BUSY AND THE TEAM BE IT VIRTUAL.

IT'S NOT LIKE THE COMMON DAY WHERE A PARENT CAN ASK A QUESTION.

WE KNOW THERE WILL BE A MAJOR DEMAND ON THOSE FRONT OFFICE STAFF.

SO WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THOSE FRONT OFFICE STAFF.

WE WILL BE COMMUNICATING WITH THE STAFF.

IT'S REALLY MORE ABOUT HAVING PARENTS GET SUPPORTED IN A VERY LIKE I SAID CUSTOMER SERVICE WAY WHERE WE'RE SPEAKING TO THEM LIVE AND THEY'RE NOT LEAVING VOICE MAILS AND STAFF HAS TO FOLLOW UP AM BY NO MEANS ARE WE SAYING YOU CAN'T CALL THE SCHOOL BUT WE WILL PROVIDE THE HELP LINE NUMBER.

OUR VIRTUAL PLUS PACKETS SO OUR FAMILIES KNOW THAT'S A RESOURCE TO HELP THEM WITH CONCERNS THEY MAY HAVE AND ALLEVIATE THE BURDEN TO THE SCHOOLS IN HAVING TO ANSWER THE QUICK PHONE CALLS TO PROCESS THE EASY QUESTIONS.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU.

WE HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION FROM MS. ALDERTON.

I'M HOPING THE QUESTIONS THAT WE HAD HERE ALREADY VERBALLY CAN BE PUT INTO A FAQ SO PEOPLE CAN READ IT.

>> MADAM CHAIR, YES, THEY WILL BE.

>> OKAY YES.

OKAY.

ON TOP OF THAT.

I WILL STAY THAT OTHER QUESTIONS THAT BOARD MEMBERS HAVE, WE CAN DO THE PROCESS WE HAVE DONE WITH ASKING QUESTIONS AND THOSE CAN ALSO BE PUBLISHED THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS SO THE PUBLIC CAN SEE THEM AS WELL AS BOARD MEMBERS.

MS. ALDERTON.

MY LAST WE ARE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY.

ONE OF THEM I THINK DEFINITELY WOULD BE FOR MS. HOOVER AND THE OTHER ONE MS. WERNER.

JUST CURIOUS, THE THOUGHT OF HAVING STUDENTS WHO MIGHT LIVE IN HOUSEHOLDS WHERE THEY ARE MULTIPLE FAMILIES OR PEOPLE OR PEOPLE IN ONE ROOM, HAVE WE CONSIDERED THOUGHT ABOUT, ARE WE CONSIDERING, ARE WE GOING TO PROVIDE HEAD PHONES FOR EVERYONE? THAT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT POPPED INTO MY MIND.

GIVEN NOT KNOWING EVERYBODY'S CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND THEN THE SECOND ONE FOR MS. WERNER AS WE DEVELOP PLANS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

IS THERE THE OPTION PICK UP TOOLS LIKE NOISE CANCELING HEAD PHONES.

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WE SEND HOME KITS FOR THE KIDS TO USE.

AS WE DEVELOP INDIVIDUALIZED, WELL THESE SORT OF PANDEMIC TYPE IEP TOOLS.

>> MANY OF OUR STUDENTS, IN FACT MOST OF OUR STUDENT THAT IS VERY SPECIFIC AT DEVICES HAVE THEM ALREADY.

THEY WENT HOME WITH THEM.

SO THEY HAVE BEEN HOME.

WE ALSO DID SPECIAL RUNS FOR THINGS THAT GOT LEFT BEHIND AND SENT THINGS HOME ALREADY.

HAVING SAID THAT, WE WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO ACCESS.

AS I HAD STATED EARLIER, IT IS OUR ARDENT HOPE WE WILL BE ABLE TO PHASE STUDENTS BACK IN TO THE SCHOOL SETTINGS.

SO MANY OF STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE THINGS OF THAT NATURE WILL BE BACK IN WITH US.

WE WILL PROVIDE THOSE? I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS AND THAT MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE PTAS OR THE DOLLAR STORE HAS THEM.

IT'S DEFINITELY A NEED TO FILL.

WE ARE GOING TO FIND THERE ARE OTHER TOOLS THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL IN A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.

LIKE WHITE BOARDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE ARE CERTAINLY LOOKING AT THAT.

I WILL TELL YOU FUNDING, FUNDING.

MR. TURNER WOULD REMIND ME THAT WE CAN ONLY PURCHASE WHAT WE CAN AFFORD.

SO, BUT ANYWAY.

I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING BECAUSE I SAW MY DAUGHTER'S TEACHERS LIKE TRYING TO WRITE UPSIDE DOWN WITH A WHITE BOARD AT HOME.

WE WILL BE INVESTIGATING WHETHER THERE ARE HARDWARE TOOLS OR SOFTWARE TOOLS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO.

GREAT, THANK YOU.

MR. SUAREZ HAS ANOTHER QUESTION.

>> JUST A FOLLOW UP.

THANKS CHAIR ANDERSON.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOUR RESPONSE TO MY QUESTION ABOUT DATA WHICH I APPRECIATE.

JUST ON REFLECTION.

I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF -- I'M SORRY, MR. SUAREZ.

DR. HUTCHINGS STEPPED AWAY BRIEFLY AND WILL BE BACK.

>> MAYBE WE SHOULD WAIT A MOMENT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> AGAIN THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD TIME FOR A BRAIN BOOST.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEAD US.

YES.

SORRY.

MR. SUAREZ.

>> YEAH.

MAYBE NO ONE SHOULD DRINK WATER I GUESS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

TOO MUCH WATER.

MY SECOND QUESTION HAD BEEN ABOUT THOSE POD.

I DON'T THINK MORE FOLLOW UP IS NEEDED.

INSOFAR AS THERE ARE MEMBERS TO THE COMMUNITY AVAILING THEMSELVES TO THE PODS.

I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT THEM BEING DETRIMENTAL TO EQUITY.

THERE COULD BE WAYS TO THE EXTENT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY DOING THEM THAT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT COMPLEMENTS THE THINGS WE'RE DOING AND HOPEFULLY THERE'S DISCUSSIONS AROUND THIS FRONT.

MY FOLLOW UP DR. HUTCHINGS WAS ABOUT REQUESTING A BOARD BRIEF.

IT WOULD BE TREMENDOUSLY HELPFUL.

I APPRECIATE YOU'RE GOING TO OUTLINE THE DATA ON THE AUGUST 27TH MEETING.

[03:25:03]

I THINK IT PROBABLY AT LEAST PERSONALLY AND I HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE PULSE OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THIS.

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE 21ST THAT AUGUST 27TH MEETING, IF WE WERE PRESENTED WITH SOMETHING THAT OUTLINED, HERE ARE THE KEY DATA POINTS WE WANT TO LOOK AT ON SLIDE 40 THIS YEAR AS SORT OF WE ASSESS WHETHER WE WILL REOPEN OR HOW OUR INSTRUCTION IS DOING.

AND GETTING AN EXPLICIT LIST OF DATA POINTS AND TO THE EXTENT WE HAVE DATA, YOU KNOW PRESENTING IT IN THAT BOARD BRIEF BUT ALSO TO THE EXTENT WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA JUST LETTING THE BOARD KNOW ABOUT THAT.

I THINK THE CONVERSATION WILL BE MOST PRODUCTIVE ON AUGUST 27TH IF WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WHERE THE HOLES IN OUR DATA AND WHERE, WHAT IS OUR DATA SHOWING.

SO, I JUST THINK THE EARLIER THAT CAN BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD IN ADVANCE OF THE AUGUST 27TH MEETING, THE BETTER.

AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PERSONALLY AT LEAST FILTER THAT DATA THROUGH THE LENS OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN SO WE CAN BE AS EFFECTIVE AS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS TIME.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE ABLE TO COMMIT TO THAT.

YOU KNOW SUBMITTING SUCH A BOARD BRIEF OR IF THERE'S A WAY TO COLLATE THAT DATA.

I FIGURED I WOULD RATHER ASK IT NOW THAN WAIT.

IT WILL REQUIRE WORK TO POTENTIALLY PULL THAT TOGETHER.

>> SO I KNOW WHAT I CAN COMMIT TO RIGHT NOW IS MEETING WHATEVER THE REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR THE TIME FRAME AND BOARD POLICY OF GETTING THAT INFORMATION TO YOU.

I THINK IT'S AT LEAST THREE DAYS IN ADVANCE.

I CAN COMMIT TO THAT RIGHT NOW.

WE WILL STRIVE TO DO AN ENTIRE WEEK.

I CAN COMMIT TO WHATEVER THE GUIDANCE IS.

I'M SURE JENNIFER OR SUSAN CAN SAY AND IT MIGHT BE THAT FRIDAY.

BUT I CAN DEFINITELY COMMIT TO THAT AS OF RIGHT NOW.

NOW I KNOW IF IT'S NOT THAT FRIDAY, LET'S TRY TO MAKE THAT OUR TARGET.

>> YEAH.

GO AHEAD.

SORRY.

>> I JUST WANTED TO MENTION ABOUT THE EQUITY PIECE.

YOU KNOW I AGREE WITH YOU ON THE LEARNING POD PIECE AND TRYING TO MAKE IT EQUITABLE.

THAT IS ONE OF REASONS WHY YOU LOOK AT THAT SAMPLE INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL, WE HAVE A SYNCHRONOUS MODEL TEACHING.

THAT'S A COMPONENT THAT MAKES IT EQUITABLE.

IT'S BASED ON WHAT YOU NEED.

SOME KIDS MIGHT NEED SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN OTHER KIDS.

SO THESE SMALL GROUPS THAT ARE GOING TO OCCUR ARE GOING TO BE BASED ON WHAT THE STUDENT NEEDS.

WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND, SOME PARENTS DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS AROUND OTHER CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE COMING BACK HOME TO THEIR FAMILY.

THAT IS INSTANTLY PEOPLE WHO CAN'T DO IT.

YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO EVEN ENGAGE IN THE LEARNING POD IF YOU WANTED TO BECAUSE PARENTS DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS AROUND OTHER KIDS.

THESE ARE FACTORS WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND WITH THIS MODEL.

IT'S LIVE TEACHING THAT ACPS WILL CONDUCT.

IT'S VIRTUAL.

EVERYBODY HAS ACCESS, EVERYBODY AS A DEVICE AND INTERNET ACCESS AND THIS MAKES IT EQUITABLE.

AND THEN ADDING THAT ADDITIONAL PIECE TO PROVIDING THEM IN SMALL GROUPS WHAT THE STUDENT NEEDS AND NOT JUST THE LEARNING THAT HAPPENS.

THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN EVERYBODY IS TOGETHER.

EVERYBODY GETTING THE SAME THING WITH REGARDS TO DELIVERY.

THEN YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY NEED.

IT'S THREE BUSINESS DAYS FOR THE ACTUAL PRIOR TO.

SO I GUESS THE 27TH.

IT WOULD BE MONDAY.

WE CAN STRIVE TO DO EARLIER IF POSSIBLE.

>> THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

THE BEST WE CAN UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

I THINK JUST THE MORE OF THAT INFORMATION WE HAVE IN TERMS OF THE DATA WE'RE LOOKING AT AND WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO GO WITH THE DATA.

AND I WOULD DITTO THAT OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO ENHANCE EQUITY WITH THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND GOES BACK TO WHAT I WAS SAYING BEFORE THE TEACHERS REALLY NEED TO HAVE AN INSIGHT OF WHAT ALL THEIR STUDENTS ARE GETTING AND IF SOME FAMILIES ARE PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION, IT'S IMPORTANT TEACHERS KNOW ABOUT THAT SO THE GRADING AND THE ASSESSMENT AND ALL THESE THINGS CAN BE DONE EQUITABLE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE SO MUCH VARIATION POTENTIALLY UNDER THIS MODEL.

WE JUST NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT.

SO WE CAN DO THE BEST WE CAN.

WE CAN ALL LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.

>> OKAY.

SO WE HAVE HAD QUITE A DISCUSSION.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A VOTE WITH THIS.

[03:30:04]

I THINK WE'RE MAYBE AT THAT POINT IN TIME.

IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO START THAT OFF.

>> OKAY.

MADAM CHAIR.

I WILL MAKE A MOTION.

NOT ALL AT ONCE.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD ADOPT THE ACPS VIRTUAL PLUS LEARNING PROGRAM TO START IN THE FALL OF SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021.

>> OKAY.

SECOND? DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> WHO SAID THAT? I'M SORRY.

[9. School Board Weekly Q&A with Dr. Hutchings]

>> LORBER ON PHONE.

>> GREAT, THERE YOU ARE.

I WAS JUST TEXTING SUSAN TO MAKE SURE YOU GOT IN.

I HAVE LORBER SECONDING MR. ALDERTON.

>> ANDERSON, YES.

>> ALDERTON.

YES.

>> GENTRY.

>> YES.

GREENE.

>> YES.

>> LORBER.

>> YES.

RIEF.

>> YES.

>> SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> THORNTON.

>> YES.

OKAY.

GREAT.

WE HAVE THE VOTE IS YES, 9-0.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK EVERYBODY DID AND ALL THE QUESTIONS POSED BY BOARD MEMBERS.

NOW WE HAVE THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

I'M SURE HE'S PROBABLY TALKED OUT.

THAT'S IT.

SO NOW THE REPORT, THE ONLY REPORT I HAVE IS JUST TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT THE 27TH IS OUR WORK SESSION WHERE WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE PRIORITIES FOR NEXT YEAR INCLUDING THE RENAMING AND ALSO WE WILL HAVE LIKELY SOME POLICIES TO DISCUSS THAT ARE NEEDING TO BEING CHANGED BECAUSE OF OUR CONTINUED VIRTUAL NATURE.

THE 27TH IS HAD WITH WE HOPE PEOPLE WILL TUNE IN AGAIN.

I WANT TO SAY, I DIDN'T SAY THIS BEFORE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I HAVE SOMETIMES IN THE PAST.

I GOT AWAY FROM IT AND REALIZED DIFFERENT PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN TALKING WHO DIDN'T KNOW THIS.

WE NEVER RESPOND DIRECTLY TO PEOPLE MAKING PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE'RE LISTENING BUT THAT PART OF THE MEETING IS TO HEAR THE COMMENT AND IT'S NOT OUR PRACTICE TO RESPOND AT THAT MOMENT.

SO JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW THAT GOING FORWARD.

>> MADAM CHAIR.

>> MISS GREENE.

>> YES, I WANTED TO THANK SAHAR FOR WORKING THAT POWER POINT.

SHE WAS AMAZING.

ANYTHING WE TALKED ABOUT, THAT SLIDE POPPED UP ON THE SCREEN.

[03:35:01]

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THAT WAS VERY GOOD.

YOU MUST HAVE IT MEMORIZED.

NOW WE ARE TO THAT POINT IN TIME WHEN IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION FOR US TO ADJOURN THEN WE CAN DO SO.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN.

>> SECOND.

>> MISS ALDERTON'S SECONDS.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

ANDERSON YES.

>> NOLAN.

>> YES.

ALDERTON.

>> YES.

GENTRY.

>> I THINK SHE MIGHT BE -- OFF.

GREENE.

>> YES.

MARGARET LORBER.

>> SHE'S MUTED.

>> YES.

YES.

>> RIEF, >> YES.

>> SUAREZ.

YES.

THORNTON.

>> YES.

WE WILL RECORD 8 YES AND ONE ABSENT FOR THE VOTE.

THANK YOU EVERYBODY AND WE ARE ADJOURNING AT 3:35.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.