Why is CBHS following a Hybrid Learning Model?
Students will attend classes on campus two days a week with distance learning two days a week. Our hybrid learning model is meant to provide four days of instruction per week to each student and decrease by half the number of students on campus daily. Teachers will instruct students on campus while live-streaming the lesson to our students at home.
- Our existing technology, including equipment and access to our learning management system and Microsoft Teams, enables us to both share our in-class lessons with students remotely in real-time and actively engage all students during every class period.
- The last 10-15 minutes of each period will be “offline,” allowing our students at home to break from their screens while students on campus can wrap up the period with their teachers and begin sanitizing procedures prior to moving to their next class.
What will my son's weekly schedule be in this model?
Every student will receive an A-Day Schedule or B-Day Schedule assignment.
Students on the A-Day Schedule will attend on-campus Mondays and Thursdays and will learn from home on Tuesdays and Fridays. Conversely, B-Day Schedule students will attend class remotely on Mondays and Thursdays and will learn on-campus Tuesdays and Fridays.
What is the purpose of Wednesday "Activity Days?"
Wednesday "Activity Days" are designed to provide the full Brothers experience we are temporarily unable to provide on a daily basis, including dedicated time blocks for student support services (one-on-one academic, mental wellness, and college counseling; peer mentoring and tutoring; and teacher office hours), BLC and campus ministry activities, club meetings and other extracurricular sessions, guest speaker events, and regular check-ins between school leadership and parents/families.
These days off-campus also allow our custodial staff the opportunity to deep clean the building mid-week and give both our teachers and students an opportunity to decompress and dedicate additional time to their assignments, exam preparation, service hours, etc.
With both Activity Days and distance learning, we will regularly assess their efficacy and ask for feedback from parents, teachers, and students to improve upon the educational experience CBHS is able to provide.
Does my son have the option to attend school on campus all four days?
Our hybrid learning model (with half of the student body on campus at a time) provides four days of synchronous instruction each week while maximizing social distancing on campus. It is not possible at this time to allow students to attend on-campus all four days. CBHS will increase the number of on-campus days for students as the COVID-19 situation in Shelby County permits.
I have more than one son attending CBHS. Will they be scheduled to attend on the same day?
Yes, we are designing our A-Day and B-Day Schedules so that siblings attend school on campus the same 2 days each week.
Will we still have advisory? What is the daily schedule?
Yes. We will operate under a “normal” daily schedule with 45-minute classes and an advisory period every day students are on campus, following our Bell Schedule
When will student orientation take place? When is the first day of class?
We have plans to conduct on-campus orientations for each class with masks and social distancing strictly enforced. We will utilize advisories and advisors for much of the programming, reducing group size and limiting movement. More details regarding times and locations will be communicated via email as plans are finalized for orientation.
- Freshmen will experience a modified camp on Thursday, August 6, and orientation on Friday, August 7.
- The following Monday (A-Day) and Tuesday (B-Day) are the first days of school for Freshmen on campus, allowing the students to acclimate to campus, their transition between classes, and the hybrid learning model.
- The first day of school for all grades (A-Day) will be Thursday, August 13.
What is the procedure for families who choose to have their son(s) attend exclusively online?
The results from our parent survey will determine how many of our families are interested in choosing our distance-learning option. Additional details regarding this option are forthcoming.