Parent Update 1.26.21: Remote Learning Day 2/4

posted Jan 26, 2021, 11:06 AM by Greg Williams

School staff members have been designated for vaccinations in Group 1B in the vaccination plan for Ohio beginning on February 1st.  The date for vaccination of New Lebanon School District employees has been set for February 4th, 2021.  The mass vaccination event will change the learning model for Dixie students on February 4th.

Because we cannot assure that staff members will be able to return to their assignments within a specified time for student supervision, February 4th will be a full-remote day for our in-person learners.  Teachers will assign lessons/remote work appropriate to the grade level and subject area for that day for all students in the in-person model--students will not report to school buildings on that day.  Also, teachers will be accessible to students/parents by video or phone for at least two hours during the day to provide learning help--teachers will designate the time based on their availability on that day.  Students will submit an assignment/response to at least one of their teachers that will be recorded for student attendance for that day.  Some teachers may set up remote class sessions on that day depending on their availability and the lesson content.

Since the vaccine requires two doses, we expect a similar remote day later in February.

We appreciate the flexibility and the understanding of our Dixie families during the health emergency.  We are hopeful that the distribution of vaccines brings us another step closer to a return to the school routines we enjoyed before the health emergency.