Contingency Plan

Content on this page updated: July 26, 2020


The Roger Bacon Academy family of charter schools has created this webpage to house Comprehensive Contingency Plans for any event that requires school closure or a major adjustment to the standard course of operations that prevents or decreases the capacity of in-person instruction. On this site, you will find information on online learning, student and staff expectations, educational technology assistance, special services, and food services.

Comprehensive Contingency Plan Overview:

The Roger Bacon Academy is committed to ensuring that all students have access to learn as we enter the 2020-21 school year under updated restrictions. The "Lighting Our Way Forward" guidance is a comprehensive document being followed by all public schools in NC which outlines Plans A, B, and C for reopening schools.

As announced by Governor Cooper on Tuesday, July 14th, all NC public schools, including charter schools, will be operating under Plan B to start the 2020-21 school year.

  • Plan A: All students in school with minimal social distancing

  • Plan B: Limit student density in facilities to no greater than 50% capacity with moderate social distancing

  • Plan C: No students in school buildings - online learning only

Frequently Asked Questions

Full classical curriculum will be available for either on-campus or on-line attendance for 2020-21!

The success of our condensed live, face-to-face on-line delivery last spring and its demand from many of our parents convinced us to expand the live on-line offering to encompass the full curriculum for the upcoming school year. New applications for enrollment for both on-campus and on-line instruction are being accepted at, subject to availability.

Our leadership team has been actively working over the summer break to prepare for Plan B ensuring 50% capacity in our classrooms with 6-foot distancing between desks. The following is an overview of the steps being taken to prepare for our staff and students safe return to school on August 6, 2020:

Stage 1: Gather Data

  • May 15 - Year-end Survey to Instructional Staff for Online Learning Feedback

  • May 26 - Returning Student Re-Enrollment Survey to families

  • June 26 - Learning Delivery Method Survey to families (Choose On-Campus or On-Line Instruction)

Stage 2: Preparation for Back-to-School

  • June 25 - Update 2020-21 Academic Calendar to reflect delayed year-round start and five state-required Remote Instruction Days (Link to Calendar)

  • July 1-31 - Prepare campus and classrooms for 6-foot distancing and all required Personal Protective Equipment and Screening guidelines (Helpful FAQ Document for NC Schools: Link; DPI Screening Reference Guide for Suspective, Presumptive, or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: Link)

  • July 18-20 - Provide currently enrolled students official learning delivery assignments (On-Campus or On-Line)

  • July 23 - 8:00AM Deadline to communicate change requests for On-Campus or On-Line assignments

      • Charter Day School Change Request Form: Link

      • South Brunswick Charter School Change Request Form: Link

      • Douglass Academy Change Request Form: Link

      • Columbus Charter School Request Form: Assignments and Form available on Monday, July 20

  • July 23-August 5 - Conduct Professional Development for Instructional Staff

  • Week of July 27th - Parents & Students receive communication from homeroom teachers

  • August 3-5 - Parent/Student Orientations by grade via Zoom (days and times to be determined)

Stage 3: On-Campus & On-Line Learning Begins - All Grades K-8

  • August 6 - Students return to school for on-campus or on-line instruction

    • For Grades 3-8: On-line classes will be delivered concurrently with on-campus classes and will follow the same curriculum and daily schedules (See Schedules page, Coming Soon)

    • For Grades K-2: On-line classes will be taught separately from on-campus classes offering the same curriculum with individual schedules (See Schedules page, Coming Soon)

Questions and Contact Information:

If you need further clarification on items contained within this site, please contact your school administration via email.

Charter Day School:

Headmaster - Laurie Benton,

Assistant Headmaster - Jourdan Crawford,

Columbus Charter School:

Headmaster - Steve Smith,

Assistant Headmaster - Kaitlin Warren,

Douglass Academy:

Headmaster - Nikki Chaney,

South Brunswick Charter School:

Headmaster - Dawn Ivey,