Choose your 2nd semester learning model now!

Choose your 2nd semester learning model now!
Posted on 11/02/2020
November is here, and that means we’re already planning for the 2nd semester! In August, we asked families to commit to their learning model for the full first semester, and we will now give you the opportunity to select your learning model choice for the remainder of the year.

Will your student learn in-person or 100% virtually via Arlington Online?

With social distancing guidelines still in place and the recent rise of COVID-19 cases in Shelby County, there are no plans to change the current learning models. We will continue to offer 5-day-a-week in-person learning in grades K-8, the hybrid model in Grades 9-12 and Arlington Online during the 2nd semester.

Select Your Learning Model Now!

All families must select the learning model their children will attend by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal (click here) by the end of day on Monday, November 9th. Submission of your choice is critical as we determine student schedules, teacher assignments, and ensure adequate social distancing at each school site.

When you login to PowerSchool, select the top icon in the left corner labeled “2nd Semester 20-21 Parent Choice for Student Learning.” If you need help logging into PowerSchool, please email the Registration Help Desk by clicking here.

Before deciding your learning model, it’s important to note:

The district’s current mask protocol and social distancing practices will be continued 2nd semester. View the Reopen ACS website for more information.

It is possible that teachers and/or schedules may be adjusted depending on the overall enrollment numbers for each learning option.

Virtual Hubs may be utilized within any grade band to ensure social distancing is taking place. Virtual Hubs are currently used at Arlington Middle School. Depending upon the number of students who elect to return to in-person learning, virtual hubs could be expanded to any grade band. Review page 5 of the Reopen ACS FAQs to learn more about Virtual Hubs.

Some courses are not offered in Arlington Online. If you are currently in-person and decide to switch to Arlington Online, know that some courses may not be offered. View the Arlington Online course catalog by clicking here.

Like 1st semester, families must commit to their selected learning model choice; changes will not be accepted after the survey window closes.

Please complete the learning model survey in the PowerSchool Parent Portal by Monday, November 9th so our schools, administrators and guidance counselors can better prepare for 2nd semester.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, November 2nd – 2nd Semester Learning Model Choice Survey Opens

Monday, November 9th – 2nd Semester Learning Model Choice Survey Closes

Friday, December 18th – End of 2nd Quarter

Monday, December 21st – Friday, January 1st – Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021 – School Returns for 2nd Semester

Please contact the Reopen ACS informational line if you have additional questions.