Return to Learn 2020-21: 2 Choices
Our students have two choices for the 2020-21 school year: either the A/B/C Plan or our 100% Remote Learning/Online Catawba Plan. Students were given a choice before the beginning of the year and then again before the beginning of the 2nd quarter as the Governor allowed us to transition K-5 to "Plan A." Please see below for details about each option.
Choice #1: The A/B/C Plan (Currently Operating Under Plan A and B)*
A mix of in-person and virtual learning for almost all of our students
K-5 - "Plan A"
- Students attend in-person Monday - Thursday
- Students learn remotely on Fridays
Grades 6-12 - "Plan B"
- "AA" Students - attend in person Monday and Tuesday and learn remotely on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- "BB" Students - attend Wednesday and Thursday and learn remotely on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
In order to maintain proper social distancing and our maximum daily building capacity of 50%, students in grades 6-12 are split into two groups based on last name and will attend school in-person Monday and Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday. The other three days will be taught remotely by the students’ classroom teachers so there will be continuity between in-person lessons and remote lessons.
*Please be aware that as COVID-19 numbers fluctuate during the course of the school year, NC could change which plan they allow us to operate under, meaning it’s possible that NC could mandate that all classes move online (Plan C), or they could allow schools or even certain grade levels to fully open as the school year proceeds (Plan A).
Choice #2: 100% Remote & the Online Catawba K-12 Virtual Learning Academy
100% Online, 100% Flexible, 100% Consistent, 100% Free
For families who would prefer a 100% remote option, you we are happy to offer our 100% remote option and Online Catawba K-12 Virtual Learning Academy, now available to all students K-12. Since 2017-18, we have been educating students remotely with over 1,000 7th-12th grade students enrolled just last year.
Online Catawba is completely free to all Catawba County residents and allows your student to learn virtually from home. Students who choose this plan will start and end the school year online – meaning that their education plan won’t change if state requirements fluctuate.
Classes are taught by CCS teachers dedicated to your child’s online learning needs for the 2020-21 school year. They provide a flexible learning environment with real-time and pre-recorded video options so students learn at their own pace, on their own time.