Moncure Elementary School 2021-2022 School Year Q & A Return to Learn
We are excited to return to full-time instruction for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Year. We have created a Q & A Return to Learn document in an effort to provide timely and accurate communication. Keep in mind that Moncure’s School Administration are available to answer questions at any time.
Questions & Answers
Q: What is the first day of school for the 2021-2022 School Year?
A: The first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year is Monday, August 9, 2021.
Daily Schedule Information
Q: What are the arrival and departure times?
- A: Schools on Shift #1: Students should arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. and will start at 7:45 a.m. with an end time of 1:55 p.m.
- A: Schools on Shift #2: Students should arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and will start at 8:15 a.m. with an end time of 2:25 p.m. (Moncure will be shift 2 for the 2021-22 School Year)
Q: Why will some elementary schools begin earlier than other elementary schools?
A: By staggering start and ending times, we are able to maximize operational efficiency which:
- Reduces Late Buses and Disruptions
- Eliminates Double Runs
- Ensures that students arrive on time with minimal disruption
Q: Will before and after childcare be provided?
A: Yes, SCPS will be partnering with the YMCA to provide before and after-school School-Aged Child-Care, as they have in prior years.
Q: Will students have recess?
A: Yes. SCPS will continue to collaborate with the Virginia Department of Health to determine the COVID Mitigation protocols to establish for the 2021-2022 school year.
Q: What are the components of the In-Person Instructional Day?
A: Students will receive 6 hours and 10 minutes of instruction daily. The daily schedule will incorporate the following:
- Morning Meeting (15 minutes)
- Social Studies/Science (60 minutes)
- Language Arts (120 minutes)
- Math (90 minutes)
- Specials (45 minutes)
- Lunch/Recess (40 minutes)
*Times are an approximation based on individual school schedules.
Q: When and How will I be able to update my transportation preference (bus, car rider, walker, daycare, etc.)
A: All families will be asked to update this information prior to July 1st in order to plan for a full return to school in the fall. More information will be publicized regarding how to complete this task.
Q: When and How do I find bus transportation information?
A: Bus information, to include bus number, bus stop, and pick-up/drop-off times, will be published no later than Thursday, August 5th. Additionally, bus information can be accessed through the Versatrans E-Link https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/16429.
Q: Will breakfast and lunch be provided free of charge?
A: YES, all students will be offered free breakfast and lunch next school year.
Q: Do I need to complete a Subsidized Meal Application?
A: Free and reduced applications are not necessary to receive free meals next school year. However, they are strongly encouraged for families wishing to receive additional benefits such as Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).
Technology Utilization and Support
Q: Will students have continued access to technology?
A: All students will be provided with a Chromebook. Schools will work with families to find solutions for Internet access for those families who don’t have access.
COVID Mitigation Strategies
Q: Will masks be required and monitored?
A: SCPS will continue to collaborate with the Virginia Department of Health to determine the COVID Mitigation protocols to establish for the 2021-2022 school year. Schools are hosting vaccination clinics for any students 12 and up whose parents would like to receive the vaccination. Filling out this interest form is the first step to registration.
Virtual Option Information
Q: Who will provide K-5 Virtual Instruction?
A: All Virtual core academic classes will be provided by K12 Inc./Stride. Teachers in the K12 Inc./Stride program will not necessarily be employed by SCPS.
Q: What support services will be provided for my student?
A: See Below
Special Education Services: If your child has an IEP, 504, or is in the evaluation process your child’s IEP or 504 teams will convene to discuss what services and accommodations will look like if you chose the virtual option. Special education services will be provided outside of the virtual schedule and therefore may be reduced to an appropriate amount for your child to access instruction.
Focus/Gifted Services: Gifted services will not be provided by K12/Stride; therefore, SCPS gifted services will be very limited.
English Language Services: EL services will not be provided by K12/Stride; therefore, SCPS services will be limited to scheduled sessions with an SCPS ESOL specialist to address language acquisition needs in relation to the content material.
Q: What is the commitment on behalf of the family?
A: Each student will need to have a designated Learning Coach provided by the family. Use the following link to learn more about the role of the Learning Coach: https://www.k12.com/parent-student-resources/succeed-with-online-learning/learning-coach.html Additionally, families will need to commit to a quarter (9 weeks each) so that transition to in-person learning takes place during a natural transition period within the school year.
Q: What will be required for a student to remain virtual?
A: Families of those students applying to remain virtual must:
- Provide proof of residency
- Indicate a specific medical, emotional, or adjustive need – (Professional documentation is required)
- Other valid need – (Documentation of the valid need is required)
Q: What is the timeline for virtual K-12?
A: Parent Information Sessions will be held June 1st at 3:30 PM and June 2nd at 6:00 PM Registration will open the week of June 7th.
Q: Who do I contact to enroll my child in virtual learning?
A: Contact Moncure’s child’s school registrar, Mrs, Sutphin at 540-658-6300
Thank you for your partnership as we look forward to welcoming you and your students to the 2021-2022 School Year!