The committees have prepared three models for instruction 100% Distance, Hybrid, and 100% In-person that may be implemented during the school year. All three models are described below.
As the public health conditions continue to evolve over the next several months, the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District staged system (shown below) will be a regular part of our guidance as we may have to move back and forth from stage to stage throughout the year. This information will be updated should new data and guidelines become available prior to the start of school.
Get to Know Each Model & Stage
Stages for learning models allow education to pivot at any time between distance, hybrid and in-person instruction. These stages will be determined by the impacts of a changing health situation, available resources, and direction from OSPI, our Governor and our Health Department(s). As the public health situation continues to evolve, the District and the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Association will continue to work together to refine and implement these models.
100% Distance Learning: Stage 1
All students participate in distance learning provided by SBLSD District staff. School buildings closed for access.
100% Distance Learning: Stage 2
All students participate in distance learning provided by SBLSD District staff. Staff will have limited and monitored access to school sites for the purpose of planning and delivering online instruction.
EXCEPTION : Schools may provide instruction to students who need additional intensive learning support remotely if possible, or in-person when that is the only effective delivery method as determined by an individualized education plan (OSPI Memo 7/22/20).
Hybrid Learning: Stage 3
Students in greatest need of additional support participate onsite with in-person instruction or support two (2) or more days a week as determined by set criteria. All other students participate in distance learning provided by SBLSD District staff. Staff are able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
Hybrid Learning: Stage 4
All students from Stage 3, as well as all K-3 students 2 days per week onsite. All other students participate in distance learning provided by District staff. Staff are able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
*K-3 families wishing to remain in the distance learning will have the opportunity to continue using services provided by a 3rd party online provider.
Hybrid Learning: Stage 5
K-3 students onsite at least 2 days per week. Students in grades 4-12 participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
*4-12 families wanting to remain in the distance learning model will be given the choice to transfer to an online program delivered by an online 3rd party service provider. Admission into the online program can only happen at semester. Before high school students transfer to the online 3rd party service provider program, they will need to meet with their guidance counselor to make sure classes and credits are aligned to the student’s High School and Beyond Plan.
100% In-Person Learning: Stage 6
All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction five (5) days a week.
K-12 students who have previously selected the online 3rd party vendor program must continue in this model through the end of the school year.