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Hybrid Learing Hub

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present the most serious public health crisis the world has experienced in generations, our ASFM educators (with the wonderful help of parents) are doing an amazing job meeting the needs of our online learners from grades Nursery through 12.  As we prepare for a possible transition from our DLP 2.0 to a Hybrid Learning Scenario, we must use a pathway for reopening our campus safely with the health and wellbeing of our entire community in mind at all times. 

If and when we receive the authorization to open in a Hybrid mode, we will do so over a gradual 3 week period and in a way that meets the needs of our learners and of our community. The ASFM Hybrid Learning scenario is guided by the assumption that a vaccine will not be available for another 6-18 months, which means ASFM needs to be able to respond quickly to circumstances in its own school community as well as to conditions in Mexico. As we prepare for this possible transition to a Hybrid Learning mode, we know we may need to close it again with very little advance warning. This means ASFM must be prepared to “toggle” between different learning scenario models designed to fit a variety of circumstances and drivers.

As was clearly stated within the Roadmap 2.0, our potential transition to a Hybrid model of learning is completely dependent on the State of Nuevo Leon’s authorization and stoplight system. As we all know, based on State regulations, all schools are still under restricted conditions and as such we will need to continue with our DLP 2.0 until further notice. Only with a GREEN light from the state will we be able to begin our transition to the Hybrid Learning scenario. 

Please note that specific details of any and all parts of our Hybrid Learning Scenario are subject to change at any moment based on the decision making drivers mentioned below. 

Thank you for your trust and dedication. 

In learning, 

Dr. Michael W. Adams
Superintendent 

ELEMENTARY HYBRID PROTOCOL

Elem Hybrid Protocol

MSHS HYBRID PROTOCOL

MSHS HYBRID SCENARIO
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Hybrid Scenario
Guiding Principles
LEARNING
OPERATION

Containment Plan
ASFM Contact Information
NUEVO LEON REGULATIONS
ASFM INFORMATION
Hybrid learning scenario definition

In the ASFM Hybrid Learning Scenario, students experience a modified schedule with limited onsite days and access learning experiences both on and offline. This scenario aligns with the Mexican Secretary of Education’s initial plan for reopening schools that calls for a reduction in the number of students per classroom, a rotation based on last names, physical distancing, the use of face masks and specific hygiene protocols. 

Within this scenario, students will be learning “physically on campus” 2 days a week and at home in a modified “distance learning” setting the other days. Some students may be provided a possible, occasional 3rd day a week on campus on Fridays depending on their needs and circumstances. On campus learning will involve direct engagement with staff, and at home learning will involve independent, asynchronous learning for students.  ASFM believes learning should be an active, contextualized, and constructive process for students that allows them to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We believe that learners construct knowledge through experience and social mediation and that the essential purpose of school is to provide “supportive environments rich in engagement, social interaction, and feedback.” Relationships play an essential role in every student’s school experience; these connections make us human. Accordingly, ASFM is highly motivated to continue with learning in a Hybrid mode and provide students with opportunities to learn in both an onsite environment and online in both synchronous and asynchronous modes. 

The administrative teams, curriculum departments, and teachers have developed new concepts and plans that align to the Hybrid scenario. We will continue with the training of staff to help them better understand more effective and efficient ways to address whole groups, small groups and individualized learning in this new mode of learning. Adapting to a new way of thinking about learning is important for all stakeholders. Professional development has focused on student ownership of learning, student agency, essential skills, viable assessment, and asynchronous / synchronous instruction.

Guiding Principles

Learning Scenarios Planning Team and Process

The realities and needs for the 2020-2021 school year are being researched and developed by a team of ASFM leaders and educators and are based on best practices from around the world, trends and plans from other schools, experience from the past months in distance learning, and effective pedagogy for learners in grades nursery through 12. This team has been working on details, policies and procedures within the following areas:

  • Learning Transitions
  • Learning Design 
  • Health, Legal and Safety 
  • Operations

ASFM has established this planning team to develop and maintain a re-opening strategy that allows for flexibility, transparency and prioritizes the health and safety of our community, while supporting our mission to provide a quality education to our entire community. Through regular and ongoing meetings, the team is committed to maintaining awareness of global best practice in the management of COVID-19 while providing quality education in the international school context. This team also monitors all recommendations and guidelines that come from the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and the Mexican authorities. 
 

Learning

Students will initially be divided into two groups to allow for 50% of students to attend school each day; creating groups of approximately 10 to 14 students.  Students will be grouped by the last name with which they are registered. The specific schedule for each group can be found below in the Schedule section.  The groups are:

  • Eagles Red: Students with last names that begin with the letters A to G.
  • Eagles White: Students with the last names that begin with letters H to Z.

It is our intention to allow for all members of the same household to attend on campus learning on the same day.  If students from the same household are in different groups, please contact the divisional administration to allow for all household members to attend on campus learning on the same day. Special requests will not be considered unless the request relates to your immediate family who live within the same household. 

Operation

Containment Plan

Health, safety and security are of utmost importance to ASFM and as we have stated before, we will do our best to protect the ongoing welfare and safety of our students and staff while they are on the school campus during this pandemic and during the possible Hybrid Learning scenario. The following statements, recommendations, expectations and/or actions are shared with you as examples of all we are doing and asking of you as a community to ensure ongoing health and safety: 

Contact information
ELEMENTARY
ELEM Main Office 81-50-00-44-00
ELEM Preschool 81-50-00-44-21
ELEM K-2 81-50-00-44-26
ELEM 3-5 81-50-00-44-38
MSHS
MSHS Main Office 81-82-88-44-00
CAMPUS CONTACTS
CASHIER 81-21-87-01-16
ATHLETICS 81-50-00-44-39
SE LIASON 81-50-00-44-41

Nuevo Leon Regulations

The Mexican government continues to use the national stoplight system introduced on June 1 to gradually phase-in additional economic activities in states and municipalities.   The four metrics to determine the colors in the Mexican government’s stoplight system are the trend in numbers of new cases, hospital occupancy trends, current hospital occupancy rates, and percentage of positive cases.

As was clearly stated within the Roadmap 2.0, our potential transition to a Hybrid model of learning is completely dependent on the State of Nuevo Leon’s authorization and stoplight system. As we all know, based on State regulations, all schools are still under restricted conditions and as such we will need to continue with our DLP 2.0 until further notice. Only with a GREEN light from the state will we be able to begin our transition to the Hybrid Learning scenario. 

Regulations as of April 9, 2021 (right)

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