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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – With the 2020-2021 school year just around the corner, back to school will look a little different for students in Talladega County.

In a short video released on Tuesday, Talladega County Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Lacey announced re-opening plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

Students will have two options to choose from, in regards to how they receive their instruction.

Option 1 (traditional with phases)

Instruction Delivery Models:

  • Traditional – All Students, All Teachers, All Day; Face-to-Face
    Instructional Delivery
  • Blended – Students attend on Mon/Tue or Thurs/Fri; Wed will
    be for Student Intervention and Extra Sanitization
  •  Temporary Remote – Students and teachers work from home
    using virtual/digital platforms; contact the local school regarding
    the need for Internet accessibility

Teaching and Learning

  • Traditional – Teaching and learning will occur utilizing
    traditional methods; online learning methods will be
    practiced
  •  Blended – Students attend 2-3 full days per week (depending
    upon documented student growth/deficiency);
    download/upload assignments while at school; limited
    number of students attended per day
  • Temporary Remote – Students complete classwork from
    remote location; participate in virtual class meetings; submit
    work digitally
  • Google Classroom will house student assignments

Interventions and Assessments

  • All Phases – Early inventory/testing to determine student
    skill/knowledge deficits
  •  Development and implementation of intervention plans for
    students with deficits
  •  Assessments will be given in-person or digitally based upon
    the phase

Option 2 (Beacon Virtual Academy)

Instruction Delivery Models

  • Curriculum: Schools PLP (K-8) TBD (9-12) based on AL Standards.
  • Supplemental Curriculum (iReady Reading/Math for K-8, Reading Horizons for K-3).
  • Full academic year; Students may opt-out only at the end of each nine-week term.
  • Rigorous, credit-bearing courses.

Teaching and Learning

  • Formative and Summative Computer-based assessments via SchoolsPLP will be given.
  • Additional required federal/state/district assessmentsto be administered to students following federal/state/district guidelines.
  • Contact the local school regarding the need for Internet accessibility.
  • Google Classroom Student Management System will provide access to all curriculum.

Interventions and Assessments

  • Early inventory of student skill/knowledge deficits.
  • Intervention plan and instructional pathway developed and implemented.
  • Formative and summative assessments administered.

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