Annie H Snipes Academy of Arts & Design


Home of the Shining Stars


School Reopening 2020-2021

NHCS is open under Plan C through the first grading period and will transition to Plan B  under the AA/BB model on October 12th.
Beginning on Monday, October 12 students in groups A and B will rotate in-person and remote attendance, with students in Group A attending on Monday and Tuesday and students in Group B attending on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students. Group assignments will be communicated at the school level. Families who still want a full remote option will be able to participate in a 100% remote learning option.

Students with an Individualized Education Plan or IEP, and English language learner students, identified by our ESL programs as newcomers with two years or less in the US, will be invited to attend school for face to face instruction on days A and B, attending school, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a day of remote learning for all students. 
Under Plan B, AA/BB schedule, there is no change to instruction for students enrolled in Virtual Academy. Families wanting to transition out of the Virtual Academy can do so at the end of the nine-week grading period for elementary and middle school students and at the end of the semester for high school students. 
School Arrival Traffic Patterns
Snipes students arriving via car will come through the carpool loop at the front entrance.  Students will be greeted by staff and be screened before exiting the vehicle.  If they pass the screening, students will be allowed to enter the building.  If not, they will need to return home.  Once they are in the building they will be physically distanced and will be escorted straight to class.  Breakfast will be provided in the classroom for all students.

 Snipes students arriving via bus will be screened upon exiting the bus.  in the event of inclement weather, students will be screened in the cafeteria.   If students' pass the screening process, they will line up physically distanced (6 feet apart) and enter the building.  Once they are in the building they will be physically distanced and will be escorted straight to class.  Breakfast will be provided in the classroom for all students.

Each student who is screened (bus and car riders) and passes the temperature check and screening questions will receive a purple wristband to wear into class.  The bands will be collected by teachers and will be disinfected for the next days use.  

 If a student does not pass the screening process, they will be taken to the nurse’s office and parents/guardians will be notified to come and pick their child up.  

School Arrival Health Screening Procedures

Each student will have their temperature taken upon arrival at school.  Students in cars will have their temperature checked while they are still in their vehicle.  Students will also be asked a series of questions to determine whether or not they have been exposed to anyone who may have Covid-19 before being admitted to their classrooms.  If there are any indications that a student may be infected with or exposed to Covid-19, they will be sent home or parent/guardian will be notified immediately and instructed to come and pick their child up.   

Transportation - Student Groupings

Snipes AA Bus Routes  (Monday Tuesday--In Person Instruction)

Snipes BB Bus Routes (Thursday Friday--In Person Instruction) 

Building Social Distancing Features/Expectations
Teachers will follow current CDC Guidelines with respect to social distancing.  As with the beginning of every year, procedures for lining up, transitioning to different classes, recess and the cafeteria will be taught and reinforced through our individual and class Positive Behavior Incentive Systems and student redirection when necessary.  


Procedures When a Student Becomes Ill at School 

Mask Guidance

EC Daily Face to Face Guidelines