Important Back-to-School Information on Behalf of Dr. Loughead
Dear Hampton Families:
Fred Rogers once wrote, “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” Last night’s Board Meeting was such a milestone. After months of researching and assessing options for the safe reopening of Hampton Schools under the guidance of the state and county departments of health, the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other agencies, your District’s Administrative Team received School Board approval last evening to resume instruction under the “Learn at School & Learn at Home Hybrid Concept.” The “Learn at School & Learn at Home Hybrid Concept” approach to student learning enables students to participate in classes within our schools two days per week and learn at home three days per week. The benefit of this approach is that it reduces the number of students at school by 50%, which facilitates maximum social distancing, makes health monitoring easier, enhances the ability to conduct contact tracing, and increases the ability to keep schools open. On the days students are not in school, they will engage in a variety of technology based solutions to continue school learning. Also, the option for families to choose a fully online learning experience through enrollment in Hampton Online Academy (HOA) was approved as well.
Please read the attached letter for the complete details on student orientation and the Hybrid schedule. Please note that the new start date for school will be August 27 and the revised 2020-2021 school calendar is attached to the letter).