Secondary Learning Models to Remain in Place as Cases Rise
As elementary schools prepared for what will hopefully be the last learning model transition of the year next Monday, our secondary staff at Roseville Area Middle School (RAMS), Parkview Center, Roseville Area High School (RAHS) and Fairview Alternative High School (FAHS) looked closely at options for switching to a one-cohort model where students are in-person four days a week.
Unfortunately, with COVID-19 case rates at their highest point since the peaks in November, we’ve determined that changing to one cohort for secondary grades would be unwise. District staff met with the state’s Regional Support Team this week, a group of public health officials who advise districts during the pandemic, and they felt our decision was prudent. They have seen a number of districts that have made such a change switch back to blended learning models, causing further disruption to teaching and learning. The potential benefit of 12 additional days in-person is offset by the likely increase in students and staff entering quarantine or isolation from COVID-19 exposures in buildings.
Beginning April 29, students at FAHS will have the option of additional in-person learning on Thursdays.