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Roadmap to Reopening Q&A

General Information

Per the governor’s executive order 20-59, all people inside school buildings will be required to wear masks. We will adhere to that policy with the exceptions laid out in the executive order.

Yes, we are asking students to either choose Andover eCademy or in-person learning at the elementary level, or Andover eCademy or a hybrid model at the middle and high school level, and stay with that choice for the 2020-21 school year. 

The district has opened the option of eCademy enrollment to all families due to safety concerns with Covid. Most years, eCademy enrollment would be closed by this time, based on staffing capacity. The additional eCademy slots that we have made available are full-time virtual, without the option of taking classes at a brick and mortar school. Thus, students new to eCademy in 2020-21 WILL NOT be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at AHS, ACHS, AMS or ACMS. Per our handbooks, to be eligible for extracurricular activities, an eCademy student would be required to take a class at the brick-and-mortar school. This would have significant funding, staffing, and scheduling implications, which is why the eCademy option is virtual only.

Those who attended eCademy in previous years will be grandfathered in and allowed to participate.

Yes, secondary students in the same family will be allowed to attend on the same days, no matter their last name. You will need to email the principals at each of the schools where your children attend to let them know of your desire to have them attend on the same day, and we are happy to accommodate that request.

Yes, those seniors will be allowed to participate in graduation at AHS or ACHS.

Yes, the Andover Board of Education approved a provision allowing flexibility for students with IEPs, English language learners and others who need additional time in person. Please contact your child’s school to make arrangements.

If you own the device, you do not have to pay the fee. If it is a Chromebook from one of the high schools, you do have to pay the technology fee.

We are expecting guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on this. We will update when more information is known.

Lunch will be different at each school. In general, though, students will spread out in the lunchroom and also utilize other spaces, including classrooms or the gym. Lines will be socially distanced. Students will use barcodes instead of entering their ID number on a keypad. Also, no cash will be accepted during lunch. Students will still have a choice of lunch, but all food will be individually boxed.

In most cases, classes such as library, art, PE and music will be conducted in the child’s primary classroom.

Yes, prepaid Pre-K tuition will be refunded if you choose to withdraw your child. The non-refundable $50 deposit will not be refunded. Please contact your child’s school to begin the process.

Gifted services are offered at each of our schools and personnel are assigned based on caseloads. The specific gifted teacher who provides services for students who are transferring to eCademy will be determined by eCademy administration.

We are not as of now. Possible restrictions on the number of spectators attending an event could affect the number of passes distributed.

COVID positive case reports

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