COVID-19 Academics & Remote Learning FAQs

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    Quarantine & Isolation FAQs: Supporting Students Learning from Home Due to COVID-19 Exposure

    Columbus City Schools continues to remain proactive in its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of students, families, teachers, and staff. With the 2021-2022 school year underway, one of the District’s top priorities remains safely engaging all PreK-12 students in five days of in-person learning each week. Students benefit cognitively, emotionally, and developmentally from in-person instruction.

    The District also recognizes COVID-19 remains a threat in the community. As an additional layer of safety, as well as to ensure students continue to have access to high-quality instruction, the guidance below can be used to address questions families may have regarding isolation/quarantine protocols and learning options for students who have been exposed to COVID-19.

  • WHAT WERE THE NEW PROTOCOLS ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 28, 2021?

  • If my student is required to quarantine or isolate, will they be marked absent?

  • Will students have access to district-issued devices, or will they be required to utilize personal devices while learning from home?

  • Will technology assistance be available to students learning from home during quarantine or isolation?

  • What if students don’t have access to Wi-Fi?

  • Will students have access to the same content and assignments from their current teacher(s) during quarantine or isolation?

  • What happens once my student completes their required quarantine or isolation period and is able to return to in-person learning?

  • After their 10-day quarantine or isolation, will students be required to show a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school?

  • What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or begins showing symptoms before they end their quarantine or isolation period?

  • How do I notify my student’s school and the District if they have tested positive or were directly exposed to COVID-19?

  • Can parents/guardians request to transition from in-person learning to full-time BlendED Learning?