Select Learning Model Preference | School Board Meeting Highlights | Webinars

Posted by SBLSD on 9/18/2020

District planning for transition to in-person learning; student learning model selection due Sept. 22

With a drop in COVID-19 cases and a move from the high level to the moderate level of infection, we’re planning to transition to in-person learning. View the plan that was presented to the School Board on Sept. 16.

Families should have received information from their school about a survey asking you to select your preference for either continuing with distance learning or transitioning to in-person hybrid learning.

Tentative dates for beginning in-person hybrid learning is Oct. 13 for students in grades K-5. Students in grades 6-12 are slated to begin in-person hybrid learning on Nov. 3. These dates are subject to change barring changes in COVID-19 activity and recommendations from health authorities.

As we plan for a transition to in-person instruction, we’re reconnecting with families through a survey to determine your preference in a learning model. We are striving to meet the request of all families across the district. Find details on the learning models and instructions for completing the survey here. Please select your learning model by Sept. 22.

Find information about learning models and stages, health and safety protocols for students and staff, and more in our 2020-21 School Year section of the website.

Sept. 16 School Board meeting featured plan for transition to in-person learning

Highlights from the Sept. 16 School Board meeting included these presentations:

View a recording of the meeting (passcode: UT*E2VSY). We invite the public to attend School Board meetings, which are, for the time being, held virtually. The next School Board meeting is Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. A link and passcode to the meeting will be posted on our website the day before the meeting. Audience comments are welcomed through an online submission form submitted by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting. 


New dates for webinars: Social Emotional Well-Being and School Sports

  • Social Emotional Learning & Well-Being: Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
    SBLSD focuses on more than only academics. We believe it is our responsibility to educate the whole child for success in school and their future. We incorporate Social Emotional Learning into students’ daily learning, even during this distance format. Dr. Jeannie Larberg, Director of Whole Child, will provide an overview of Social Emotional Learning that includes why it’s important, and how it’s integrated into the curriculum at each grade level. Families will also learn about resources offered at school as well as strategies to use at home. Webinar Link:  (passcode: 717090).

  • School Sports: Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
    Are you curious what school sports will look like this school year? What about other extra-curricular activities? Tune in on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. for a School Sports webinar hosted by SBLSD Athletic Director and WIAA Board President Tim Thomsen, who will give an overview of the state of our District’s sports program and touch on related student clubs and activities. Webinar Link: (passcode: 908005).