NBHS to refresh, reintegrate, and restart the school year; Students to shift to remote learning remainder of the week
We began the school year 14 days ago. For many of our students, this was their first time entering high school in almost two years. And for those who attended school in person last year did so in a setting that had less than 500 students present for the majority of the year. It has been a difficult transition to full in-person learning to date for our students.
The past 14 days have been an adjustment for many as they re-learned how to be among more than 2,000 students. The vast majority have adjusted well and are acclimated to this school year. However, there are some students who have not been able to adjust according to the high expectations we hold at the high school. Because of this, we are hitting the refresh button and restarting the beginning of the school year.
This means that most students will shift to remote learning on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week so that building administrators and support staff can identify those students who are struggling to adjust to NBHS expectations and develop programming for them in preparation for a full return. During these three days of remote learning, all students are expected to log in to their regularly scheduled classes. We encourage students to be fully engaged during remote classes.
For our students in self-contained specialized programs (KEY, Pathways, IDEA, Emerging Vocations), we must continue with the routines and regularity of attending school. Because of this, they will still attend school in person throughout this time (September 22-30). You can expect a personal call from your classroom teacher later this evening. Transportation to and from school will remain the same.
We will also continue to hold all afterschool activities for those students who participate, including the music department, sports, and other clubs, so that students have opportunities to socialize in small groups over the next three days. We will be providing dinner for those participating. Please be on the lookout for more information from your advisor or coach regarding your schedule.
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