On November 11th, during the Board of Education meeting, the members voted to continue with the small group hybrid/blended learning model with a combination of both in-person and virtual learning. The original plan of increasing the 50% hybrid learning model remains paused until January as originally planned. The decision was based on the current health metrics and trends for Queen Anne’s County, upcoming holidays, and community exposure along with staffing concerns. As the local public health metrics increase we are committed to continuously seeking improvements to students’ learning experiences by attempting to increase face-to-face small groups, of course, the safety and well-being of all students and staff is a priority.
We need everyone’s help, the spread in schools is increasing as outside influences directly impact the school with rising cases and outbreaks. Please discontinue community gatherings! Just this week there has been an increase in “probable” and “active” cases in our system. The metrics for the county are 885 confirmed cases, the 7-day rate at 6.2%, and the 7-day case rate of 13.6%.
We look forward to reopening schools to the 50% hybrid model in January with the promise that conditions will change to welcome all students’ return to the classroom soon.
Please know the safety and the well-being of all students is of utmost importance. We are grateful for your ongoing support.
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education, QACPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing educational programs and service, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. QACPS operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. • Employee inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Vanessa Bass, Director of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. • Student or parent inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Matt Evans, Director of Student Services, email@example.com or 410-758-2403 ext. 154. • Inquiries regarding ADA and Section 504 should be directed to Joeleen Smith, Supervisor of Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 131. • Inquiries regarding Title II should be directed to Vanessa Bass, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. Inquiries may also be addressed in writing to the appropriate office at Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, 202 Chesterfield Ave, Centreville, Maryland 21617.