Health and Instructional Plans for Reopening
COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan
Per an order of the State Health Commissioner, every public and private school in Virginia must submit a plan to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) outlining their strategies for mitigating the spread and public health risk of COVID-19. Plans must be consistent with the mitigation recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Plans must also include policies and procedures for the use of face coverings; health screenings of staff and students; physical distancing measures; enhanced hygiene practices for staff and students; isolation of symptomatic cases; and cleaning and disinfecting procedures and other topics as outlined in the Phase Guidance for Virginia Schools.
On September 1, 2020, ACPS submitted a COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan to fulfill this requirement. The plan is structured according to the Phase III Health Plan Guidance/Template Document (Word) provided by the Commonwealth.
The ACPS COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan is also accessible in Google.
Instructional Plan for 2020-21
In addition to a health plan, public school divisions are required to submit a plan for providing new instruction to all students in the 2020-21 academic year. This plan must include strategies to address learning lost due to spring 2020 school closures as well as a plan to conduct fully remote instruction should public health conditions require it.
The ACPS Instructional Plan for 2020-21 is also accessible in Google.