Victor Ornelas Elementary School will be moving down to Level 5 Hybrid Learning, from the district’s operational plan, starting on Monday, November 16th. Monday will be Day A (last name A-L attending school) and Tuesday will be Day B (last name M-Z attending school) using the (A/B) calendar. The school has been operating at Level 6 Remote Learning since November 5th.
Operation Level 5 is Hybrid Learning that helps to ensure total social distancing with only half of the student population allowed on-site at a time. The other half of the students will be remote with alternating days using the (A/B) calendar. Enhanced protective measures include: daily symptomatic screening by teachers; masks required; hourly hand sanitizing; school libraries closed; no indoor PE unless with same classroom group or social distancing can be maintained; desks/tables must be spaced six (6) feet apart; no large group activities: concerts, assemblies, family engagement nights; school playground equipment closed; before and after school academic-focused clubs or activities allowed with social distancing and masks required (Ex. Sign choir, robotics, etc.); and modified lunch schedules.
The top priority of Garden City Public Schools is the safety and health of students, staff and the community. The district asks families to continue to be vigilant and help decrease the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask, washing hands, social distance by at least six feet or more when in public places and stay home if you are not feeling well.
For more information about the Operational Plan and the school and classroom status, go to www.gckschools.com.