Students and staff in grades K-2 began their first week of hybrid learning on Tuesday, October 6. Under the hybrid model, students attend school in-person for two days, with three days of asynchronous virtual learning. Students with last names beginning with A-L attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays, and those with last names beginning with M-Z attend on Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, students have a virtual morning meeting with their teachers, then complete assigned work on their own, while teachers meet, plan, and learn together.
“We acknowledge synchronous virtual learning would be preferred, but the trade off is necessary to hold face-to-face classroom instruction and accommodate the necessary social distancing precautions and cohorting of smaller student groups,” said Superintendent Eric Runez. “The hybrid model better supports teacher and peer relationships, direct instruction, and in-person engagement.”
Identified groups of students with IEPs began attending in-person the week of September 21. Virtual instruction continues for students in grades 3-12. Students in 4K community-based sites will begain a hybrid schedule, similar to the K-2 model, on Monday, October 12.