- Students who attend school on-site will have as normal an experience as possible. Keep in mind, that changes to policies and procedures may be needed to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. LRSD is considering all options to create physical distancing and promote the use of handwashing, masks, etc.
- The district will be replacing itsLearning and Edmentum with Schoology . On-site classes will be taught normally with the addition of all teachers utilizing Schoology to enhance instruction. If we should be required to close schools again, the use of Schoology will allow staff and students to transition to full online instruction as seamlessly as possible while still allowing for student/teacher interaction.
- Students are encouraged to bring their own device (iPad, tablet, laptop, cell phone, etc.) to school daily. In the event a student does not have a device, the district will provide one.
- Currently the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is advising the use of cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus. It is the expectation that students and staff will wear masks where social distancing may be a challenge. This includes buses, hallways, and potentially, classrooms. This is an area where we wish we could be more definitive, but as has been demonstrated over the last week the “mask” issue continues to evolve. The use of masks is strongly recommended, especially when social distancing cannot be achieved. However, the District is still awaiting additional guidance from the State and the Arkansas Department of Health and will provide an update as soon as we get clarification.Meanwhile, LRSD encourages parents/guardians to send a face mask with their student to school that their child feels comfortable wearing. The District will have 3 ply disposable masks available along with hand sanitizer on campuses, as well. Ultimately, LRSD will follow the ADH guidance regarding face covering when school resumes on August 24, 2020.