The Journal News has posted the most recent opening plans by District.
“Nyack has become the latest of Rockland County’s eight public school districts to rejigger their learning plans to meet the challenges of COVID-19 guidelines and safety as the 2020-2021 academic year approaches.
Nyack announced Thursday that it would open this year with 100% remote learning, joining Pearl River, East Ramapo, South Orangetown, Suffern and Clarkstown in launching full distance learning for at least for some portion of September.
Nyack announced on Thursday that its approximately 1,005 students would spend most of September in a 100% remote model. School will launch for students on Sept. 9. Hybrid learning will start for students on Sept. 29.
District parents can opt their kids into 100% remote for the fall semester.
At the elementary schools, hybrid learning will have two groups toggle the days they are in the classroom or learning remotely.
Middle school students are divided into two cohorts — red and blue — and they would go every other day in-person with the other day learning remotely. The class period structure would be similar to a standard middle school model.
High schoolers would also be in two groups and attend in-person every other day. Nyack, which has used block scheduling for years, would continue with that model on both in-person and virtual learning days.
Nyack’s plan states that special education services could be delivered in-person and/or remotely, and would be structured to fit the student’s needs.
Pearl River has also changed the start of school, with classes beginning on Sept. 8, with all-remote learning for the district’s some 1,000 students for the first week.
Hybrid learning begins Sept. 14.
Kindergarten through grade 2 will go to campus the other four days of the week; the pupils will then be divided into two groups with one undergoing instruction with a teacher while the other is supervised by an aide.
For grades 3-12, students will be divided into two groups, with Group A attending Monday and Tuesday and then participating in distance learning Thursday and Friday, and Group B learning virtually Monday and Tuesday and going to campus Thursday and Friday. Classes will be limited to 12 students each. On the virtual-learning days, students are to connect with teachers remotely.
All students are supposed to be studying “asynchronously” (or on their own) on Wednesdays.
English language learners and certain special education students will attend in-person four days a week.
Students can opt to attend the first semester all virtually.
North Rockland joined other districts in delaying the start of school to Sept. 14.
The district, which serves more than 8,000 students in Stony Point and Haverstraw, has so far stuck to hybrid learning from the start.
That includes half days for students in grades K-3; two cohorts with every other day in-person attendance for grades 4-6; and three cohorts with every third day of in-person attendance in grades 7-12, with an extra remote learning day every seventh “in-person” day scheduled.
South Orangetown announced on Wednesday that the first week of classes — Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 11 — will be 100% remote for all the district’s more than 3,000 students.
After that, the district plans to divide students into two groups, with the groups rotating on-campus and distance learning every week. Students at home would receive online instruction on roughly the same schedule as students in school.
Classes begin for students on Sept. 14. The district so far plans to split its 731 students in K-12 into two groups alphabetically. Group A would attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays. Group B would in the building on Thursdays and Fridays. All students learn remotely on Wednesdays and the other two weekdays their group is not in the classroom.
The Nanuet plan states that during virtual learning days, students would be following the in-school class via livestream (called “synchronous” learning) and part of each day working independently (labeled “asynchronous” learning).
The county’s largest district plans to start with all-virtual learning when school opens Sept. 14. Then, grades will be phased in, with some grade levels not returning to late November. With about 9,000 public school students in the district, classes will be divided into three cohorts, which will attend in person one week, and then virtually two weeks.
The district that serves the western side of Ramapo plans to hold all-virtual learning for its 4,000 students through September, keeping tabs on how other districts’ openings go before switching to a hybrid model.
The district plans distance learning through Sept. 29 for its approximately 8,400 students. The district would then have primary grade students in two groups going in person every other day, and secondary students in three groups that rotate in-person attendance.”
The full text of The Journal News Coverage can be read here.