AACA WH Campus Plan for Reopening Together
On 9/2/2020 Los Angeles County Department of Health announced specific guidelines for the safe reopening of campuses for in person learning for special education. AACA WH intends to open its doors for in person learning sometime during the next few weeks. Because we are still in the midst of a Global Pandemic, and the threat of transmission of COVID19 remains a big concern; our framework will not look the same as it used to.
When AACA West Hills returns to on campus learning, it will be utilizing a hybrid model. Returning AACA students will be divided into 2 cohorts with one group meeting from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays and the other meeting during those same hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When it is your student’s “home days”, AACA teachers and support staff will be working with your student remotely to focus on assignments and projects that are being taught during on campus instruction. Fridays will not offer remote teaching instruction as Fridays will be reserved for teacher’s “office hours”, additional breakout sessions with para-professionals, or any other support services your student may have outstanding for that week. Monday through Thursday, clinicians will be on campus to provide individual services to the cohorts who are on onsite. This way all students will have a true mix of in person and remote programming.
While AACA intends to open with this unique program, it is our plan to return to full week in-person instruction when we are able to do so safely; with total compliance. Right now, there are so many concerns regarding safety we want to begin our return to campus by providing staff and students the highest level of protection in order to ensure that everyone has a feeling of comfort about being in person.
We hope you will all bear with us during this transition so that it can be executed as smoothly as possible. If your 2020-21 Student packet has not been turned in to AACA administration, your student will NOT be able to return to on campus learning at all. Our new guidelines specify that we MUST have all our student packets reflecting new items and the updating of older ones for any students who are currently enrolled and attending AACA for any type of instruction.