School Reopening Plan
On July 20, the Board of Education approved our back to school plan: a phased-in approach starting with virtual learning.
What is a phased-in approach? A phased-in approach means we transition our students back into school buildings in phases. We began the year with virtual learning, and as our community becomes safer and we meet transition criteria, we plan to transition more students into our buildings. A phased-in approach means we simultaneously value safety and getting our students and staff back to school. It allows us to be flexible as the environment gets better or worsens.
Our phased-in approach means that the district does not support a drastic change for our staff and families, such as going from full virtual learning in K-12 to a full hybrid model. Instead, a phased-in approach looks more like:
Starting our grades K-2 in buildings
Moving to adding our grades 3-5
Then bringing in grades 6-12 in cohorts (groups) to lessen the amount of students in our buildings.
We do not have dates for these transitions at this time but are currently working through planning our grades K-2 transition to in person school. Our goal is to provide dates for transition as soon as possible.
- How will the decision to return to school be made?
- When students return, what are the safety measures the district will take?
- Now that we have the injunction, will we use PHMDC measures or SASD metrics? In either case, what are our SASD metrics?
- If we return, what will schedules look like for both in-person instruction?