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GMC Administration has released four possible plans for learning in the 2020-2021 school year.

The first of these plans is the "Low Infection Rating," which would allow students to come in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with eLearning on Friday. Extra office hours and appointments would also be held Friday.

For the "Moderate Infection Rating," or the "50%- 50% split" plan, students will attend school either Mondays and Tuesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays based on their last names A-L and M-Z. For the days not required on campus, students will complete and attend virtual classes. The teacher would decide the method of virtual instruction. Fridays will be virtual class days, but special education students will be permitted to come to the school by appointment to receive extra assistance.

There will be three different lunch sessions.

The "High Infection Rating" or "Online Option" plan will require students to continue their A/B schedule during regular class time with virtual instruction. If a student is sick and is unable to attend the livestream, a recording will later be posted by the teacher.

Another variation of the High Infection Rating plan is the Virtual Online Option, which would require students to create an APEX account, and students would take all classes through this online learning platform.

The following details apply to both the Low and the Moderate Infection Rating plans:

Students will also be required to bring a mask to school every day. Students will be given a mask at the beginning of the school year, but if a student does not bring a mask to school, he or she will need to pay for another mask. Students will also take a 5-minute "breathing break" in each of their classes, in which they will go to an open area, six feet apart, and they can take off their masks. Other than this, students will need to wear a mask in the hallways, bathrooms, locker rooms, lunch lines, and instances where students cannot remain six feet apart.

Students' temperature will be taken when they come to school each morning, and if it is 100.4 degrees or above, they will be required to leave campus, as well as any other people who rode in the car with them.

Lunch will have four different sessions, and the tables will be distanced. The number of students allowed to sit at each table will be restricted, and the tables will be sanitized between each lunch session.

Two health rooms will be available: one health room for students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above and one health room for regular issues. Students with a fever of 100.4 will be required to stay home for 72 hours with a temperature below 100.4 before they are permitted to return to school

Students will leave the building immediately for dismissal, and car riders will wait in their 4th period class until their ride has arrived.

Office Hours will be held virtually in different time slots.

If a student or someone who lives with a student tests positive for the Corona Virus, the student will need to quarantine for two weeks before coming back to school. In the case that a student contracts the illness, a parent or guardian will be required to inform the school as soon as possible, and the student will continue instruction online while they are ill until their parent or guardian provides the school with a negative Covid-19 test for their student.

The building may close if there is a spike in cases.

A survey was recently sent to GMC parents to specify which method they would choose for their child if possible.

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