As the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year begins, the Cheatham County School District has some important announcements regarding attendance.
Elementary and middle school students are scheduled to attend school five days a week – either all-virtual or traditional (in-person).
High school students are scheduled to attend school five days a week – either all-virtual or hybrid (a combination of in-person and remote learning).
High school students are expected to attend school on their required in-person days (Monday and Tuesday with last names of A-K or Thursday and Friday with last names of L-Z) or they will be counted absent.
There will be no switching back and forth this quarter between all-virtual and in-person learning unless approved/requested by the school administration.
Students who have been quarantined are expected to work virtually from home as long as they are physically able to.
Additionally, here’s some other guidelines the district has in place regarding virtual students:
• Virtual students will not be given credit for a full day’s attendance unless they attend ALL classes virtually.
• Virtual students will be marked absent in any class they fail to log in to during the designated time.
• If a virtual student logs out of a class without permission before the class ends, they are to be referred to the administration for discipline purposes.
• Virtual students who fail to log in to a class at the designated time yet complete all assignments later in the day will receive credit for their assignments, but they will be marked absent for that class. They will not be given credit for attendance if they did not log in during the class period.
• Virtual students are required to attend all classes in order to remain as a virtual student. The virtual contract can be revoked for any virtual student who habitually continues to miss classes without a valid reason. The virtual contract can be revoked by the school administration.
• If a student was signed up to be a full-time virtual learner, but claims they have no Internet, they must return to school as a traditional student. The virtual contract can only be in place for students who have access to Internet services.
• Virtual students whose virtual contracts were voided in the first semester of the 2020-21 school year due to poor attendance/grades can be reinstated as a virtual learner in the second semester if attendance/grades have improved. This decision will be made on an individual basis and will be decided by the school administration.
• Students who start the second semester of the 2020-21 school year as a virtual learner will be required to stay a virtual learner for the remainder of the year. Any student who wishes to return as a traditional student must do so before the beginning of the second semester. The only exception to this is if the school administration voids the virtual contract due to poor attendance/grades.