What are the attendance expectations?
Students will be expected to attend and engage in school both virtually and/or in person. Optimally, students should participate in classes when they are held synchronously. If students cannot meet with their teacher and class, they will be required to participate asynchronously. Students will also have asynchronous assignments. Student attendance when attending virtually will be determined by participation in the activities for each class a student is scheduled to take. Student attendance when attending face-to-face will be determined by the student's presence or absence on that day.
When will a student be marked absent?
Students who are scheduled to attend school in person will be marked absent if they do not attend on days they are scheduled to be in person. Students who are absent because they do not meet COVID-19 screening protocols or are quarantined due to COVID-19, may attend school virtually until they meet the medical requirements to return to face-to-face learning. Virtual learning attendance standards will apply. Families who have other extenuating circumstances requiring a student to attend virtually should contact their child(ren)’s principal.
On virtual days, students will be marked absent only if there is no engagement (in synchronous class, watched asynchronously, or did assignments) which will be recorded in PowerSchool 48 hours after the class.
What if a child cannot get online during the school day?
Lessons will be available through recordings and other online resources. Students in grades 3-12 have access to email so that they can ask questions of their teachers. The teachers will respond to these questions during their duty day.
Student attendance during virtual learning has been included in the official CCPS student attendance policy and regulation linked below.
What are the highlights?
- Completion of Google Classroom activities, Schoology course work, in-person, or virtual meetings with a service provider, or completion of assigned classwork provided by the teacher, are various methods of engagement that will meet the attendance expectation.
- The lack of engagement during traditional school hours should not be a determining factor in noting whether or not a student is present or absent for the day.