Regional Continuity of Learning Plans

With guidance from the Virginia Department of Education, each school district in our region has created back-to-school/return to learn plans based on the needs of their community. Each locality’s “Return to Learn Plans” are a response to surveys, feedback and unique needs of each community. Localities are responding to the needs of their community by offering solutions like more internet connectivity options or creating virtual learning centers for families who need a safe place for their child to learn while parents are at work. Learn more about what is available in your area below.

Charles City Public Schools: Charles City Public Schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year following a distance learning approach. Select exceptional learners will have some in-person learning opportunities based on IEP team decisions.  

Chesterfield County Public Schools: Chesterfield County Public Schools will start the 2020-21 school year in a virtual learning environment. Students will begin the year learning from home, while the school division awaits scientific data and public health recommendations on when it is safe to return to in-person instruction. 

Colonial Heights Public Schools: Colonial Heights Public Schools’ Parents/guardians have a choice to allow students to attend traditional school in person or to participate in the online CHPS Virtual Academy.  

Goochland County Public Schools:Goochland County Public Schools will provide fulltime distance learning to all students. Their distance learning model will provide students in grades PK-12 with live, real-time (synchronous) direct instruction from their teachers and independent (asynchronous) learning opportunities every day, Monday through Friday. 

Dinwiddie County Public Schools: Dinwiddie County Public Schools reopening plans includes distance learning with full virtual instructional delivery for all students.  

Hanover County Public Schools: Hanover County Public Schools return to learn plan includes two options, full in person instruction or an online virtual option.  

Henrico County Public School:  Henrico County Public Schools HCPS will use a predominantly virtual start to the 2020-21 school year. The virtual model will be in place for at least the first nine weeks of the school year.  

Petersburg City Public SchoolsPetersburg City Public Schools will begin the school year with distance learning with Petersburg Virtual Academy.  

Powhatan County Public Schools: Powhatan County Public Schools will begin the first semester with virtual learning or the Hybrid Learning. Students in grades PK-3 will return to school for up to 5 days of instruction, most students in grades 4-12 return to their assigned school two days per week for face-to-face instruction. Each school’s grade levels will be divided into two groups. Group A will attend school on Monday and Tuesday and Group B will attend school on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be an intervention and support day. 

 Richmond City Public Schools:Richmond City Public Schools is offering all students a completely virtual option for the first nine weeks. #ReopenWithLove will consist of synchronous and asynchronous virtual instruction.

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