At the Sept. 21 Special Board meeting, the New Hanover County Board of Education voted to approve the transition to Plan B, AA/BB schedule instead of a three-week rotation schedule for students. Beginning on Monday, October 12 students in groups A and B will rotate in-person and remote attendance, with students in Group A attending on Monday and Tuesday and students in Group B attending on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students. Group assignments will be communicated at the school level. Families who still want a full remote option will be able to participate in a 100% remote learning option.
Students with an Individualized Education Plan or IEP, and English language learner students, identified by our ESL programs as newcomers with two years or less in the US, will be invited to attend school for face to face instruction on days A and B, attending school, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a day of remote learning for all students.
Under Plan B, AA/BB schedule, there is no change to instruction for students enrolled in Virtual Academy, Families wanting to transition out of the Virtual Academy can do so at the end of the nine-week grading period for elementary and middle school students and at the end of the semester for high school students.
The transition to the Plan B AA/BB schedule was approved based on health data and trends provided by the New Hanover County Health Department. The district will continue to work with county health officials and monitor and assess data to plan for the transition to Plan A when conditions permit.