Clarification on blended learning model
In our message on Friday, the description of how blended learning will work in the secondary grades was confusing. In our blended-learning plan, students will attend school in-person a minimum of two days per week. Younger students and some students involved in special education programming may attend more often based on individual learning needs. Students in grades 7 – 12 will attend in-person two days a week, just as students in grades 2 – 6.
On days students are not learning in-person, distance learning activities will be provided. Classrooms will be limited to 50% capacity with physical distancing. As ordered by the governor, students and staff will be required to wear a face covering while at school, with some specific exceptions. Students will be able to wear their own mask, or a mask provided by their school.
- Pre-K, ECSE: Families with students registered for pre-K and ECSE will receive information directly this week about our pre-K program and options.
- Grades K – 1: Students in kindergarten and first grade will attend school in-person four days a week, and one day will be distance learning from home.
- Grades 2 – 6: Students in second through sixth grade will be divided into two groups and attend school in-person two days a week, and three days will be distance learning from home.
- Grades 7 – 12: Students in grades seven through 12 will be divided into two groups and attend school in-person two days a week, and three days distance learning. They will attend half of their classes on each of the two in-person days, with lengthened class periods to create an improved class experience and limit the times students are moving between classrooms.