Students will be divided into small groups to accomodate for appropriate cohort sizes. Schools will strive to coordinate attendance groups so students from the same household attend school on-site the similar days.
Students will engage in learning five days a week, potentially with shortened school days.
During the days that students are not attending school on-site, they will receive education and support from teachers remotely. The remote learning in the coming year will be notably different and more robust than the short-term emergency learning students engaged in last spring.
Many details of the blended model are still being finalized as the district works with teacher workgroups to plan details and with state education leaders to navigate an ever-shifting situation. There will likely be adjustments to transportation options, school start and end times and other aspects of in-person learning.
What we know now is that blended models will differ by level but each level will be consistent across our district.
Starting April 1, we will begin transitioning grades 4-8 to on-site learning two days a week.
April 1: 4th grade/6th grade
April 8: 5th grade/7th grade
April 15: 8th grade
Grades 4 – 8:
Students in grades 4 – 8 will attend on-site learning two days a week and will learn remotely the remaining days. Each grade will be split into two groups to limit the number of students on site at any one time, in compliance with public health recommendations regarding physical distancing and group sizes. Families can expect a follow up communication from their school, to learn individual student schedules. The on-site learning schedule for grades K-3 will remain the same.
Grades 9 – 12:
Following the successful return of our 4th – 8th grade students, our high schools will transition to on-site learning at the beginning of the fourth quarter on April 19. Thurston, Springfield, and Gateways high school students will follow their current schedule (same day, time, class schedule), attending on-site four days a week - either AM or PM classes. A3 high school will transition to on-site learning until the next term begins on May 17.