Stage 4 Instructional Planning Guide


In Stage 4 of our Return to School plan, all Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) students will be invited to return to school for face-to-face instruction with a modified schedule. Families will still have the option for students to continue with fully virtual learning. As students return to school buildings, we believe that our key instructional priorities should be at the forefront of planning and decision-making, as follows: 

  • All students will be making academic progress towards learning targets every day.
  • All students will have a full day of instruction each day.
  • All students, no matter their learning environment, will have equitable learning opportunities.

The Stage 4 Instructional Planning Guide is not intended to provide detailed guidance for each teacher; rather, its purpose is to provide a starting point for teachers. It is a framework from which teachers can begin to consider and navigate the various instructional opportunities and decisions involved in providing instruction when we move to Stage 4. 

This guide builds on our Return to School Planning Guide (June 2020), which will continue to inform our plans to provide a safe and healthy physical environment for both students and staff.

The Stage 4 Instructional Planning Guide, which was finalized on December 9, 2020, can be viewed as a printable PDF document or online using the Table of Contents below.

Table of Contents