Update for all secondary HYBRID learning families
The following message was sent to all secondary (middle and high school) families on 1/25/21 who have selected the hybrid learning model:
We thank our families who responded to the Learning Model Selection survey earlier this month. We were able to honor all learning model selection requests for either In-Person Hybrid or Full-Time Distance. If we did not receive your selection, your child was automatically placed in In-Person Hybrid.
This message outlines these important items that are specific to your child:
- Learning model: In-Person Hybrid or Full-Time Distance
- Learning group: A or B
- Second semester schedule: Begins Feb. 2 regardless of pause of in-person learning
While we are temporarily pausing the implementation of in-person learning at the secondary (middle and high) level, we will still make routine semester schedule changes. Second semester begins Feb. 2. View your child’s second semester schedule in Family Access.
NOTE: Until the District is able to begin In-Person Hybrid learning at the secondary level, middle and high school students will continue with Zoom sessions for periods 1, 3, 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and periods 2, 4, 6 on Wednesdays and Fridays. The times remain consistent at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. each day. Office hours will continue in the afternoons as well. Students can find links to Zoom sessions in Google Classroom.
Your email will have specified your child's group -- either A or B. To find out your child's group, log into Family Access.
Your student is confirmed for Hybrid In-Person Learning Group A. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 case counts, we are unsure when we will be able to begin in-person learning. At this time, all middle and high school students will begin their new second semester class schedule in a distance learning format on Feb. 2.
Your student is confirmed for Hybrid In-Person Learning Group B. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 case counts, we are unsure when we will be able to begin in-person learning. At this time, all middle and high school students will begin their new second semester class schedule in a distance learning format on Feb. 2.
NOTE: The following goes into effect only after the District is able to begin Hybrid In-Person learning at the secondary level. To remain “hybrid-ready,” we’re sharing this information now to help families and students prepare for a return to the building.
In-Person Hybrid Groups (applies once in-person learning begins)
When the District moves to in-person learning at the secondary level, the weekly schedule will change. Below is the schedule for when students will attend school in the school building. The days students are not in the building, they will have asynchronous learning. Teachers will prepare students for their asynchronous work while they are in class.
- Hybrid A students will attend all six classes in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Hybrid B students will attend all six classes in person on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Secondary Bell Schedule / Support Hours (applies once in-person learning begins)
- Bell schedule: 7:25 a.m.-1:35 p.m.
- Academic support: The school day ends at 1:35 p.m. in order for teachers to provide additional academic support. Teachers will be available for a 45-minute Zoom session to answer questions and offer additional support at the end of each day Tuesday-Friday. Links to this session will be available through each teacher’s Google Classroom.
- Monday office hours: Teachers will have an hour of office support each Monday. Links to these sessions will be available through each teacher’s Google Classroom.
- Advisory: Students will have a 30-minute live Advisory period each Monday morning. Students should look for a Zoom meeting link from their advisory teacher. Each school will send more information on the scheduled time for Advisory.
Schools have worked to have balanced A and B groups to ensure classrooms stay under their maximum capacity. One of our primary goals was to keep families who have students at multiple schools together. Due to these complexities and space, we are unable to accommodate requests for changes to a student's A/B group status.
We appreciate the patience and support of our families. Our top priority remains the safety of students and staff, with a commitment to complying with state guidelines. On a weekly basis, we will continue to monitor metrics closely and reassess our ability to bring back middle and high school students. We will update families every Thursday on our ability to implement in-person learning at the secondary level. Our next update will be Jan. 28 to let you know if we can begin on Feb. 9.
If you have questions about your child’s learning model or second semester schedule, please contact your school.