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2530 Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Springfield Ball Charter Hybrid Model Reminders

February 10, 2021

If you have been following our metric tracker, you know that Ball Charter is now moving to a hybrid model. This will bring about several changes. 


1. Beginning on Tuesday, February 16th, the school day will begin from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and then 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. 

2. Student schedules are different at each team level. You will receive this schedule from your child's classroom or 1st hour teacher. Our schedule has been designed to offer the most equitable practices to meet the needs of both remote and in-person learners. The two-week rotation helps to build routines and adds additional instruction every other Monday for the remainder of the school year.

3. Hybrid A students will attend school from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM for nine consecutive school days. Hybrid B students will begin on March 9th, after spring break. In person learners will receive breakfast and lunch. 

4. Do not send your student to school with any COVID-like symptoms.  Students will be screened and temperatures taken upon arrival. Symptomatic students must be picked up from school and provide documentation that they are not COVID positive before returning. 

5. Students must wear masks on the bus and at school. We encourage you to send additional masks in a plastic ziplog bag to be kept in your student's bookbag. 

6. If your student has pre-existing conditions that may cause them to display symptoms, provide documentation from your physician to our school nurse, in advance, to ensure they are not sent home from school.

7. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person learners. Remote learners can still pick up breakfast/lunch from Southeast High School between 7:00 and 8:00 AM. Visit the District 186 website for other food distribution locations closer to your home.

8. Busses will run the full route every day for consistent timing. Your student may only attend school on their assigned hybrid days unless told differently by their classroom teacher. Don't be confused by a passing bus if it is not your turn.  Contact Ms. Marquiss at cdalton@sps186.org with any questions regarding transportation. 

9. Your child's hybrid assignment can be located by logging into their cumulative folder and looking just below their picture. Contact Mrs. Borah at safloyd@sps186.org with any questions regarding Hybrid A or B. 

10. Remember, there is no school this Friday, February 12th due to teacher inservice and no school on Monday, February 15th as we recognize President's Day.  

11. We have updated and attached our school calendar to indicate Hybrid A, Hybrid B, and Remote Learning Days.  Visit our homepage to view the pdf.