Safe Return to School FAQs

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Reopening Details

To ensure that schools maintain the health and safety of all students and staff, the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority is currently allowing up to 25 percent of students to return to in-person learning. For our schools, this means early learners in grades kindergarten through first-grade are now eligible to return to campus!

A return to full in-person learning for all students is still delayed. Only students in kindergarten through first-grade may attend in-person. All other students will continue with online learning.

No. Families retain the choice to continue online learning even if your child is eligible to return to campus.

We expect to announce when additional grades will be allowed back on campus in the coming weeks, in accordance with the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority.

All students (regardless of whether they would be exempt from a face covering ordinance based on their age) and all school staff must wear cloth face coverings (no respirators or vents) while on campus, when 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible, in accordance with NDHS requirements. This includes wearing face coverings in classrooms and hallways.

If the authorities lift this restriction, face coverings will then become recommended but optional.

If a student with a disability needs consideration of accommodations, parents should contact the school’s principal.

Clear face shields are not substitutes for face coverings, but may be worn in addition to a face mask.

It depends on which group they are assigned to.

Kindergarten-grade 6 classes and junior high grade levels will be grouped with their siblings into one of two tracks.

Red Track students will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays and receive online instruction from their homes on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Blue Track students will attend school on Wednesdays and Thursdays and receive online instruction from their homes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

All core classes will be available online on days that students do not attend school in-person. On these days, students will use the online Schoology learning management system to access curriculum and instruction.

If you want to change your family’s track assignment, you may request a change. Please note that to ensure we follow physical distancing mandates from the state, your request might not be granted.

Not at this time. We are going to place siblings in the same group and prefer to keep families together.

Yes. Students can now change their learning selection at any time throughout the year.

Fridays will continue to be spirit days. Your child can wear their spirit attire at home and post pictures on their campus Facebook page.

Selecting My Child's Learning Option

Yes. All students will have two options. They can choose to attend online school for the full year, or they can choose a blended learning option, where they will return to the traditional school environment 50% of the time and receive online instruction 50% of the time.

If a situation arises where it is unsafe for the campus to operate, the school will transition to online learning, using the Schoology online learning management system.

You will be prompted to select your child’s learning option as part of the enrollment process.

Yes. Students can now change their learning selection at any time throughout the year.

Not necessarily. The child will be assigned to the classroom with the lowest number of students for health and safety reasons.

Blended Learning

Yes. Classrooms will only be filled to 50% of capacity, so students will attend school in the brick-and-mortar setting on alternating days.

Kindergarten-grade 6 classes and junior high grade levels will be grouped with their siblings into one of two tracks.

Red Track students will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays and receive online instruction from their homes on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Blue Track students will attend school on Wednesdays and Thursdays and receive online instruction from their homes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

All core classes will be available online on days that students do not attend school in person. On these days, students will use the online Schoology learning management system to access curriculum and instruction.

Yes, if your child returns to campus with the blended learning option, they will receive instruction Monday – Friday during regular school hours. However, their schedule will alternate between in-person learning and online learning. Depending on which group your child is assigned to, they will have one of the following schedules:

1) Red Track: Attending school in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and receiving online instruction on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

2) Blue Track: Attending school in-person on Wednesdays and Thursdays and receiving online instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

No. Campuses will be open on Fridays for tutoring sessions and other services for students as needed. Faculty and staff will also be on campus teaching students online, closing out the week and preparing for the next week of learning.

The campus facilities team will oversee cleaning and sanitizing efforts throughout the campus for daily routine cleaning, sanitizing of high touch surfaces, and deep cleaning after large group gatherings. They will wear gloves while cleaning and wash their hands afterwards, using hand washing and hand sanitizing procedures.

If there is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 within the building, a deep cleaning protocol will be initiated.

If a classroom is implicated, efforts will be made to move students to another room. If another room is unavailable, students may be asked to stay home for the day and participate in online learning while the room is sanitized.

As required by state/local authorities, students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings while on campus when 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible. This includes wearing face coverings in classrooms and hallways. If the authorities lift this restriction, face coverings will then become recommended but optional.

If a student with a disability needs consideration of accommodations, parents should contact the school’s principal.

Staff and students may remove their face coverings for PE classes when outdoors and when observing physical distancing of 3 feet.

Students will need to wear a face covering during band class and will not be able to play instruments at this time. Band class will consist of general music instruction until further notice. When face coverings are no longer required by state and local authorities, band class may resume as normal.

Choir classes will be held as scheduled. Face coverings will be required while singing unless there are changes to municipal, county or state mandates.

No, please provide your child with their own face covering.

No. But please consider the school setting and ensure that symbols, brands and statements are not controversial, advocacy or promotionally oriented.

Capacity limits will be set for all rooms on campus and the limits will be enforced at all times.

Classrooms: Only students enrolled in each class will be allowed in their respective classrooms. Students may not visit classrooms they are not assigned to throughout the day.

Gymnasium: No more than three classes of students at a time will be allowed in the gymnasium.

Cafeteria: No more than three classes of students at a time will be allowed in the cafeteria. Tables will be set up single-sided and students will sit with a maximum of four students per bench.

Playground: Only one grade level will be at recess at a time. Campus administration will create a staggered schedule for their school.

Schools remain closed to all parents, visitors and guests, with the exception of parents picking up a child from school early or dropping off a child late.

Before entering the office, parents must read all signage and be prepared to comply with active municipal, county or state mandates related to face coverings. If a mandate is in place and a parent does not have a face covering, entry will be denied.

With the current COVID-19 situation, we will be erring on the side of caution when children are showcasing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19. So, children will get sent home for symptoms that may seem like everyday illnesses, but could be linked to COVID-19. Those symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea

If a student or staff member has been required to stay home from school: (a) following a positive test for COVID-19; (b) after showing symptoms of COVID-19; or (c) after recent close contact with a person with COVID-19, the school will implement the following mitigation strategies related to re-entry on the school campus. Such individuals will be permitted to return to school for on-site support services or in-person instruction, upon compliance with CDC and local health official guidelines, which currently provide:

  • Following an Illness Suspected or Confirmed to be COVID-19: After …
    • At least 10 days* since symptoms first appeared; and
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without use of fever-reducing medication; and
    • Symptoms (such as cough or shortness of breath) have improved.
      *20 days if severely ill or immunocompromised.
  • Following a Positive Test for COVID-19 but without Symptoms: At least 10 days have passed since the positive test.
  • Following Recent Close Contact with a Person with COVID-19: 14 days after the exposure.
  • Following a Negative Test but with Symptoms:
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without use of fever-reducing medication; and
    • Symptoms (such as cough or shortness of breath) have improved.

Student Health Services personnel will be available in front of the school to receive student medication during your campus’ back to school event. Parents will need to drop off medication in original prescription bottles and adhere to the medication policies in the Student Handbook.

Students in K-6 grades will alternate between eating in the cafeteria and eating in the classroom to decrease the size of group gatherings.

Students in 7-8 grades will eat in the cafeteria daily but will alternate meal and recess times to decrease group gathering size.

There will be no more than three classes of students in the cafeteria at a time. Cafeteria tables will be set up single-sided and students will sit with a maximum of four students per bench.

For students eating in the cafeteria, only cold lunch will be served from the counter. A salad bar will not be offered.

Markings will be placed on the floor to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while in line.

Students will not touch a device to type in their number to pay for lunch, only staff members will.

The campus facilities team will oversee cleaning and sanitizing efforts throughout the campus for daily routine cleaning, sanitizing of high touch surfaces, and deep cleaning after large group gatherings. They will wear gloves while cleaning and wash their hands afterwards, using handwashing and hand sanitizing procedures.

If there is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 within the building, a deep cleaning protocol will be initiated.

If a classroom is implicated, efforts will be made to move students to another room. If another room is unavailable, students may be asked to stay home for the day and participate in online learning while the room is sanitized.

Staff and students are required to wash their hands every two hours with warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Grades K-5 students should wash their hands when entering class each morning, at 9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.,1:30 p.m., before and after all special area classes, when leaving the room, before and after lunch, before and after recess, and before and after leaving class to use the restroom.

Grades 6-8 students should wash their hands when entering class each morning, when entering each new class of the day, before and after lunch, and before and after leaving class to use the restroom.

Students leaving class for any outside services should wash hands before and after leaving the classroom.

Hand sanitizer will be available in the office and classrooms to be used throughout the day. Staff and students are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer as well.

Yes. All students will be required to wash their hands before and after lunch.

Yes. Shared playsets, swings and balls will be cleaned using sanitizing/disinfectant spray between each lunch or recess period. Playground aides will assist with this process.

Students and staff safety is a priority. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, then the principal will consult with the District COVID Task Force to determine if it is safe to continue operating the school, or portions of it. The Task Force will determine whether or not an interim closure should be implemented.

Additionally, if there is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, the school will issue a notification to the parents of students who have affiliation to the individual who tested positive in alignment with county and state health regulations.

Yes. In the event that a student is displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the student can transition to interim online learning. During this time, students will receive access to core academic instruction, as well special education and related services, as appropriate. To the extent possible, access to learning opportunities will also be provided for special area classes.

The same policies apply in the event that school operations are determined to be unsafe. Notice will be provided to parents and all students will convert to an online learning environment until it is safe to return to the school building.

Online Learning

Yes. Students who learn online will be taught core course content (math, reading, science and social studies) through Schoology (which is replacing Google Classroom) using Legacy’s curriculum.

The only difference is that specials classes will be limited for students who choose online learning for the full year and special area teachers will teach in-person only for students who selected the blended learning option. Spanish and art electives will alternate per semester instead of per week.

Online learning will include two live tutoring sessions a week where students can interact with teachers and ask questions. No live teaching will take place but students and teachers will be able to interact daily through Schoology discussion boards using text, audio or video messages. Lessons, discussion posts, assignments, quizzes and tests will be mapped out in advance for families at the beginning of every week.

The method for grading students who are learning online will be similar to the method for grading students who are learning in-person. When participating in online learning, students will receive feedback on individual assignments in Schoology. However, all final grades will be posted in Infinite Campus.

Legacy campuses will be using Schoology instead of Google Classroom as an online learning system for the 2020-21 school year. Students will submit assignments through Schoology. Specific details about submitting assignments will be communicated to you by your child’s teacher.

Yes. All students will have the same learning options and support. Virtual ESS services will be provided based on each individual student’s IEP status. Feel free to contact your campus administrator for additional information.

Students who choose to participate in online learning for the full year are expected to be online daily.

Students who choose the blended learning option are expected to be online 3 days a week (the specific days will vary depending on the group they are assigned to). Your child’s teacher will ensure that each student knows specifically which days they will participate in online learning.
See our Online Learning Attendance Policy >

Attendance will be taken when students log in to Schoology each day to participate in assignments. See our Online Learning Attendance Policy >

Students who are in kindergarten – grade 2 will need significant support from their parents when completing online classes. While the content developed is age appropriate, navigating through an online class requires parental support. While, of course, we want to encourage independent learning, parents should be actively reviewing participation and completion of online course material for all students.

This may vary based on the student’s grade level and the number of students enrolled in each online classroom. All students will have multiple online courses to complete including math, language arts, science and social studies. Due to this, it is likely that grade 6-8 students may have different teachers for each subject.

 

Students will be able to interact with their classmates through Schoology discussion boards using text, audio or video messages.

Additionally, campuses may choose to offer virtual clubs and teachers may choose to offer virtual field trips to enhance socialization and learning.

If your child selects online learning, they will need a device to complete their schoolwork. Due to this, you will need to provide a tablet or laptop for your child to use. If your family is unable to provide this, you will have the option of borrowing a device from your campus for the duration of the school year.

If your child is participating in online learning, we encourage you to consider what your backup plan could be in the event of a temporary internet outage. Could you visit a friend or family member’s house to use their WiFi, could you use an internet hotspot from a cell phone, could you visit a nearby location that provides WiFi to the community or customers? Keep in mind, there will be flexibility on the time of day that students can participate in remote learning, so in most cases, a temporary outage will not derail a full day’s work. However, if your wifi and backup plan fall through, reach out to your child’s teacher to discuss the possibility of an accommodation.

The time will likely vary for each child. However, we estimate that it will take an average of four hours to complete online learning daily.

No. All content will be available through the Schoology platform.

School Supplies

You can find school supply lists here. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see school supply lists organized by grade level. Please click on your child’s grade to view the appropriate list.

Students participating in online learning during the first quarter will need basic school supplies, such as paper and pencils.

Legacy Kids Care (LKC) & Extra Curricular Activities

No. Students will only be able to attend LKC during the days they are learning on campus.

Yes, Legacy Kids Care will be open.

Legacy Kids Care administrators will assign classrooms to be utilized for homework times according to grade level. Gym, cafeteria, and outside time will be on a rotation with assigned homework classroom times, to ensure that groups are never in one area at the same time.

Legacy Kids Care drop-off procedures will be sent to those enrolled in a separate communication.

Sports will be taking place this year.

Only athletes and coach will be allowed at practices. Sports equipment will be cleaned after each practice and game.

Athletes will use hand sanitizer before and after games and practice. Water and personal athletic equipment will not be shared.

Only immediate family (parents and siblings) may attend games as spectators. Spectators are asked to adhere to physical distancing. Spectators must comply with face covering mandates in the municipality, county, or state in which the game is held upon entry and for the duration of the game. Face coverings will be required for athletes and coaches in alignment with active municipal, county, and state proclamations and executive orders.

After school clubs, field trips and musical performances are postponed until further notice.

General

It is an aspirational goal. We will be monitoring state and local governing guidance.

Yes.

If your child selected the blended learning option, you can contact your teacher like you normally would via email and phone.

If your child selected online learning, the teacher will be available online to answer questions for you and your child. You will also have an opportunity to speak with your child’s online teacher during live tutoring sessions twice a week.

A few Legacy campuses are offering tours at this time. Please click here to discover if tours are available at your campus.

Incoming students will have an opportunity to meet their teacher during their campus’ virtual Back to School event.

Loaner Laptop Program

HP Chromebook 11 G8 – Education Edition.

In the event that your loaner laptop gets lost or stolen, please reach out to campus secretaries.

In the event that your loaner laptop gets damaged, please reach out to campus secretaries.

If it is completely unusable, please reach out to campus secretaries. If it is usable, but there are issues, open a ticket with support.

Internet:
The online learning platform that we are going to use for the 2020-21 school year is Schology and in order to access it, your child will need access to the internet. Here are some things to consider regarding your internet set-up:

  • A minimum of 5 Mbps
  • DSL, Cable or Fiber Optic servicer preferred
  • Dial-up connections are not supported

Schoology will support any of the following web browsers:

  • Firefox (latest version recommended)
  • Internet Explorer 11+ (for Windows 7 and Windows 8)
  • Edge (for Windows 10 or higher)
  • Safari 10 and 11
  • Google Chrome (latest version recommended)

No, all assignments will be submitted electronically so you will not need to print anything off (unless you really want to).

Nevada Parent Submitted Questions

We’ve gone through all parent submitted questions and answered them in the link below:

Nevada Parent Submitted Questions