Should those prerequisite conditions be in place for the phased reopening of in-person learning, Urban Discovery Schools are committed to an equity and access model. This model is based on the diverse needs of our community. As an inner-city school system in a densely populated area, we acknowledge that this pandemic has disproportionately impacted our communities, those at higher risk, and those that are caregivers for those at higher risk.
Our equity and access model considers the following student attributes:
- 504 plans;
- Individualized Education Plans;
- Learning Loss;
- Foster Youth;
- Homeless Youth;
- Credit Deficiency;
- All factors from students designated by the state as being "high needs."
Our model for any in-person learning will conform to the following practices:
- Social distancing restrictions until such time that a vaccine is in place;
- Daily health certification checks via our online application;
- Research defined and school system approved face coverings and other protocols;
- Permits distance learning to continue for community members that are at risk;
- Accounts for limited cohort/team-based interactions with student teams limited to eight (8) students per-team models with one lead instructor and one supplemental service provider for a grouping of no more than 10 people at a time and;
- May have alternative schedules and school times, while taking a phased opening approach.