John T Hoggard High School


Home of the Vikings


School Reopening 2020-2021


NHCS is operating under Plan B AA/BB schedule in all grades. Pre-K through grade 5 will transition to Plan A on Monday, March 8, 2021. Grades 6-12 will continue to operate under Plan B AA/BB schedule. 
Under Plan A, all elementary students will have the option to choose full-time in-person learning or full-time remote learning. Schools will be contacting parents to verify the attendance option they are choosing for their student.
NHCS families should verify PowerSchool contact information is current to receive Connect 5 phone, email, and text notifications from their schools and the district.

See the NHCS website for more information about school reopening.
School Arrival Traffic Patterns
  • The school traffic pattern is unchanged from previous years. There will be five screening stations as students arrive at school. Please, if at all possible, do not arrive at school prior to 8:10.  All students arriving at school prior to this time will need to enter through the bus drop off ROTC screening station and remain in the cafeteria until 8:10.  
    • Station 1: Main Entrance/Main office- used for car riders and walkers with classes in the main two buildings
    • Station 2: Bus Ramp ROTC- used for early arrivers, and bus riders wanting breakfast
    • Station 3: Art Courtyard Entry by room 110- used by bus riders
    • Station 4: Rear Building Drama Courtyard, by room 115- used by students who drive to school, enter around rear of cafeteria  
    • Station 5: Hebbe Gymnasium Forum Entrance- used by car riders and walkers with classes in the gymnasiums, or Science Building. 
School Arrival Health Screening Procedures
  • Students will be asked to socially distance as they line up to have their temperature checked. Once checked, they will receive an arm band indicating that they have been screened that day. This will need to be worn to enter their 1st block class. Students with symptoms of Covid-19, or with a temperature over 100.4 will need to return home or contact a parent to be picked up. If a student is unable to be picked up we have created a room on campus for students to safely wait for their ride to come.
  • Bus Routes
  • Families are required to have on file a Parent/Guardian Attestation form prior to utilizing bus transportation. The Parent/Guardian Attestation form can be found at Completed forms may be emailed to or turned in at your school. Schools are able to print forms for parents who are not able to.

  • Per the attestation form, temperature checks and symptom screening shall be done at home prior to the student leaving for the bus stop.

  • A face mask is required for all students riding the bus. There are no exemptions while riding the school bus.

  • Seating on the bus will be limited to one student per seat. Exceptions will be made for members of the same family.

  • Due to the reduced capacity of the buses, routes and stops have changed. Individual stops are combined into community stops.

Student Groupings
  • For Plan B, we will operate under the following Alpha Based Groupings:
    • Group A: Last Name Beginning With: A-K
    • Group B: Last Name Beginning With: L-Z
  • Students with siblings at the Elementary and Middle School Level will be contacted directly if their grouping changes.
  • Students with IEPs and ELL will still be offered the opportunity to attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Case managers will be reaching out to parents to confirm their decision. 
  • Virtual Academy students will continue to work from home for the remainder of the Semester.
Building Social Distancing Features/Expectations
  • Classrooms are set up with desks six feet apart for social distancing. 
  • Hoggard has also put in place one-way hallways, stairwells, and traffic patterns to aid in social distancing.
Bell Schedules
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
      • 7:30-8:00  |  Staff Screening
      • 8:10-8:30  |  Student Screening
      • 8:30-10:10  |  First Period
      • 10:15-11:50  |  Second Period
      • 11:55-2:00  |  Third Period
        • 11:55-12:15  |  A Lunch
        • 12:20-12:40  |  B Lunch
        • 12:45-1:05  |  C Lunch
        • 1:15-1:35  |  D Lunch
        • 1:40-2:00  |  E Lunch
          • All lunches will take place in the cafeteria
      • 2:05-3:40  |  Fourth Period
    • Wednesday Remote Learning Day
      • 8:30-9:30  |  First Period
      • 9:30-10:30  |  Second Period
      • 10:30-11:30  |  Third Period
      • 11:30-12:30  |  Fourth Period
      • 12:30-1:00  |  Staff Lunch Break
      • 1:00-3:40  |  Reserved for asynchronous & small group instruction
Procedures When a Student Becomes Ill at School 
  • If a student becomes ill they report to a separate facility on campus where they can await a ride home.
  • Parents/guardians will be notified by the school.
  • Students able to drive themselves home will be able to do so if supported by their parent/guardian.
Mask Guidance
  • Students and staff will be expected to wear masks at all times on campus, outside of specific course related exceptions in outdoor spaces, or during lunch.
  • Masks exception requests are available from the county but may result in remote learning as the only option for some students.
  • Students whose medical or sensory needs prevent a mask may necessitate an alternative, such as a face shield, or enhanced PPE for the teachers.
EC Daily F2F Guidance
  • All students with IEPs should have been contacted by their case manager to make a decision on F2F learning, remaining on Remote Learning rotation, or choosing Virtual Academy. They should also follow up with the Plan B Parent Intent Form which needs to be completed and returned to the school ASAP. 
  • Children who return to the building F2F will attend classes in the 4x4 block schedule with supports as listed in the IEP. 
  • Children who remain on Remote Learning will continue their remote instruction and attend during their assigned week. Case Managers will be the point of contact if you do not know your child's assigned group. Those remaining on Remote Learning will also shift to the 4x4 block schedule and will be expected to attend live sessions and participate in learning platforms daily. 
NHCS #ReadySetReturn Resources Page


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