Hybrid proposal for second semester:
Next week, students do not have school on Monday. They will resume school via distance learning Tuesday through Friday of next week. This will be asynchronous learning, which means your students will be able to complete their work on their own schedule not at a specific time. Your teachers will reach out to you Monday with information about activities the students can complete at home next week.
On Tuesday, Jan. 5, our School Board is scheduled to discuss a hybrid schedule proposal that would begin on Monday, Jan. 11.
We previously announced this proposal before winter break, and we have been reviewing various options since then. But in summary, the proposal calls for students to attend school on alternating days depending on their last name for those in grades 7-12. We are also considering adding sixth-grade to the alternating schedule so that middle schools will operate on the same schedule for all grade levels.
The current proposal that will be considered by the school board calls for students in each group to attend school on the same days each week to help parents with planning.
The reason we are considering a hybrid schedule is because there is an urgent need to reduce the number of students within school buildings at the same time. By doing so, it will increase our ability to social distance our students, thereby reducing the number of quarantine situations and hopefully reducing how often we must close an entire school to in-person learners.
Once a final decision is made, we will communicate the details to parents. We know this has been a frustrating season because of the pandemic, but we appreciate all the sacrifices everyone is making and we hope you have a happy new year.
Synchronous vs Asynchronous