• In-Person Hybrid Learning

    ELEMENTARY FAMILIES:

    Elementary Families: Important reminders for Jan. 19 

    Students in the In-Person Hybrid model have been divided into two groups with start dates based on group and grade. In-person start times will follow your school’s regular school day schedule. The District sent all families confirmation about their child’s learning model with their group. You can also find this information online by logging into Family Access.

    In-Person Hybrid Groups
    Students attending school in-person have been divided into two groups: Hybrid Group A and Hybrid Group B. The District has scheduled families with multiple children in the same group throughout elementary, middle and high school.

    • Hybrid A students will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
    • Hybrid B students will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

    In-Person Hybrid Start Dates
    All K-5 students will begin in their new classrooms on Jan. 19. Below is the first day when students will physically return to the building for in-person learning by group and grade. 

    • Jan. 19: Grades K-2, Hybrid Group A
    • Jan. 20: Grades K-2, Hybrid Group B
    • Grades 3-5
      • To be determined (based on COVID-19 case counts

    By now, families of students who have a new teacher should have received a call from both your child’s current teacher and new teacher giving you details about this change.

    Complete Attestation Form
    With our expanded return to in-person learning, health and safety is our top priority. Families have an important role in helping ensure the safest environment possible for students and staff.

    It’s critical that all families with students in the In-Person Hybrid Learning model complete an attestation form for each child once every quarter. Completion of this form is required before entering the school building. The preferred and most efficient method to fill out the form is through Family Access. You may also download and print a hard copy of the form (English) (Spanish) and bring it to the school. Forms are not needed for students in Full-Time Distance Learning.

    The quarterly attestation form affirms that the parent/guardian will check their child daily for all symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms listed on form) and agree not to send their child to school if the child has any symptoms, has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or has been told to self-monitor, quarantine or isolate. They also attest to report any signs of illness or contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 to the school.

    Please complete this form in Family Access prior to your child’s first day of in-person learning. If you have questions or need assistance completing the form, please call your school.

    Find your child’s bus stop information online
    Will your child ride the school bus? Find details about their bus stop, number(s) and times using our online bus stop search tool.

    Just as at the beginning of a regular school year, there might be learning curves in starting bus service regarding routes, times and a continual adjustment of bus driver staffing levels. Here are some important items to note when looking at your child’s bus information:

    • Due to a shortage in bus drivers, it’s possible your child will ride two different buses — one bus in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. This means a different bus number and a different bus driver.
    • Pick-up and drop-off times could vary and may not always align exactly with school start and dismissal times. For example, due to the bus driver shortage and the need to double-up on bus runs, your child could be picked up earlier or later than when school begins. Another possibility is that your child might need to wait (supervised) at school for a bus to pick them up.
    • As a last resort, when no bus drivers are available, it’s possible we may not be able to provide bus transportation for some routes on any given day.

    If you need assistance with the online bus stop search tool or have other transportation-related questions, please call the Transportation Department at (253) 891-6400.

    In-Person Hybrid Instruction Schedules
    For details of the A/B instructional model, watch this video and view an at-a-glance guide to learn what in-person learning days will look like and what to expect on the asynchronous days when your child is working remotely.

     

    Health and Safety Resources

    • Back-to-building video (safety measures and procedures) 
    • Safety plan (screening protocol, face coverings, meals, transportation, cleaning, etc.)
    • FAQs (instruction, health, operations)

    Thank you for your continued patience and support as we move into this next phase of learning models for what we hope is the very best experience for your child — academically, social and emotionally. We’ve implemented health and safety protocols that adhere to the state’s strict standards in order to keep our students and staff safe while inside our school buildings.

    The hybrid model combines both in-person learning and distance learning. It consists of a schedule where students attend school in a face-to-face model (2 or more days per week) and learn from home in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning modalities the remainder of the week. When students attend class in-person, teachers will provide new instruction, practice opportunities for new skills, and guidance on what is expected of students on their distance learning day.  Students are expected to engage in learning each day following the same guidelines listed above in the Distance Learning model. Teachers in the Hybrid Model are available for Zoom office hours and support on Mondays.


    Elementary Hybrid Model Schedule Highlights:

    • In-person 2 days per week, distance learning 3 days per week

    • Students prepared for distance learning days when they attend in person

    • Students will have specialists in person (PE, music, STEM)

    • Distance learning days – Still do SEL Zoom with whole class – Access learning activities through Google Classroom

    • Monday Zoom office hours for questions & support


    Secondary Hybrid Model Schedule Highlights:

    • In-person 2 days per week, distance learning 3 days per week

    • Students attend all 6 periods

    • Students prepared for distance learning days when they attend in person

    • Distance learning days – Asynchronous work provided through Google Classroom

    • Monday Zoom office hours for questions & support

Attestation Form - English

If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.
If you are having trouble viewing the document, you may download the document.