COVID Response: On-Campus and Remote Instruction

Updated 2/9/2021

2021 COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
NCHS Covid Safety Plan (2/11/2021): View the North Hills Health & Safety Plan for On-Campus Instruction.

ON-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION > Objectives and Expectations

Why does NHCS provide On-Campus instruction?

NHCS is committed to provide a quality Christian education; empowering students to make life choices with a biblical worldview, by integrating God and His Word in their lives as a baseline for understanding truth. Our motto is Love God. Serve Others. Change the World!

A Christian educational environment provides a safe, loving, academic place for students to grow into mature future leaders. On-Campus instruction provides value through the impact of community, loving teachers, and lasting friendships with peers.

Who can participate in On-Campus instruction?

Any student who is enrolled at North Hills Christian School may attend On-Campus instruction once Solano County Public Health approves campus opening.

What curriculum will be taught?

Elementary (K-5th):

  • Students are provided with access to the NHCS full curriculum plan.
  • K-5th grade teachers schedule sessions throughout the day with instruction and activities as well as provide times for breaks, lunch, and outdoor play time.
  • Small group time with 5-8 students is another component that teachers use to differentiate learning.
  • Wednesday is a modified day. Classes receive links to chapel for participation at 11:15 AM - 12 PM. Dismissal is at 12 PM.
  • Friday is a No-Screen Afternoon. Students are dismissed at 12 PM to engage in screen free activities.

Middle/High School (6th-12th):

  • Students meet on a 6 period schedule (8:15 AM – 3:15 PM) M/Tu/Th/F.
  • Wednesday is a modified day with classes from 8:15 AM – 12 PM. Chapel is held from 11:15 AM – 12 PM.
  • Teachers provide instruction using assigned curriculum during each designated class period.
How will NHCS implement Solano County Public Health Guidelines?

Arrival / Departure:

  • Multiple entrances for morning arrival to mitigate crowds
  • Temperatures and Health Screening questions on arrival
  • Parents are responsible for making sure student is healthy before entering buildings
  • Classes of students monitored by NHCS staff at departure to ensure social distancing

Classroom implementation:

  • Social distancing (6 ft apart) of students through strategic placement of working spaces
  • Masks required for 3rd grade and above as well as all staff
  • Classes will be organized into stable cohorts. Size will depend on square feet in the classroom (usually 13 – 16 per classroom)
  • NHCS full curriculum Instruction of all core subjects as listed on the NH website
  • Lunch/recess/breaks outside observing social distancing and maintaining integrity of cohorts
  • Students will be assigned to a classroom and, when needed, teachers will move between classrooms

Facilities:

  • All facilities are cleaned/sanitized daily
  • Every classroom is equipped with supplies for maintenance cleaning including COVID rated cleaning solution, wipes, gloves and towels. Teachers will be responsible to monitor and wipe down highly touched surfaces throughout the day


REMOTE INSTRUCTION > Objectives and Expectations

Why provide Remote Instruction?

NHCS recognizes the need for a remote instruction option to serve parents who are not ready to send their child to school. As of July 17, 2020 Governor Newsom ordered all schools, public and private, in counties on the watch list, to begin school through remote learning. NHCS launched Remote Instruction on August 17.

Who can participate in Remote Instruction?

Any student enrolled at NHCS can choose Remote Instruction. All students enrolled are placed on a class list (K-5) or are assigned to classes on the 6-period schedule (6th – 12th).

When will Remote Instruction end?

In our continued effort to serve families, North Hills will continue to offer Remote Instruction through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

What is Remote Instruction?
  • NHCS Remote Instruction provides the same high academic standards that parents have come to expect, just in a different location – on computers at home!
  • NHCS curriculum which is taught in On-Campus instruction is used for all Remote Instruction.
  • Teachers at all grades, K-12, present daily instruction in real time streaming using an online platform.
  • Students in 4th – 12th grades also communicate with teachers and submit work using Google Classroom.
  • For students who do not have access to a device at home, Chromebooks are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis.
How does Elementary (K-5th) Remote Instruction work?
  • Students are provided with access to the daily streaming schedule based on the student’s school day.
  • K-5th grade teachers schedule sessions throughout the day with instruction and activities as well as provide times for breaks, lunch and outdoor play time at home.
  • Wednesday is a modified day. Classes receive links to chapel for participation at 11:15 AM - 12 PM. Dismissal is at 12 PM.
  • Friday is a No-Screen Afternoon. Students are dismissed at 12 PM to engage in screen free activities.
  • Small group time with 5-8 students is another component that teachers use to differentiate learning.
  • Teachers publish office hours so students and parents can reach out for help.
How does Middle/High School (6th-12th) Remote Instruction work?
  • 6th – 12th grades meet on a 6 period schedule (8:15 AM – 3:15 PM) M/Tu/Th/F.
  • Wednesday is a modified day with classes from 8:15 – 12:00 PM Chapel is held from 11:15 AM – 12 PM
  • Teachers provide instruction using assigned curriculum during each designated class period.
  • Teachers publish office hours and utilize Google Hangout so students and parents can reach out for help.
NHCS Goals for Remote Instruction
  • Ensure integrity in all instructional practices so that students can successfully achieve content mastery
  • Maintain community and partnership between teachers, students and parents
  • Provide students with direct access to teachers for guidance, feedback, and answers to questions
  • Offer spiritual support for families while sheltering-at-home