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Update: In-Person Preschool Services Start November 2

 

Although the current “high” activity level of COVID-19 in our region has stalled our plans to reopen in person for most grade levels, Public Health guidance recommends school districts prioritize limited in-person learning for highest need students, including students with disabilities and our younger learners.

 

We are pleased to report that in-person support for elementary and middle school students in specialty programs, which began last week, has been going well. In fact, our middle school Life Skills classes will expand to four full days a week, instead of half days, also starting Monday, November 2.   

 

Additionally, our district will begin offering In-person Preschool on Monday, November 2, on a Hybrid AM/PM Model. This schedule will involve half-day learning two days in person and two days remote learning, between two cohort groups, as follows:  

  • AM Session/Morning group will learn in-person M/T and remotely Th/Fr -- 9:15-11:45 a.m.
  • PM Session/Afternoon group will learn remotely M/T and attend in-person Th/Fr -- 12:50-3:20 p.m.
  • There is no preschool on Wednesday.

At the same time, some preschool families have chosen to remain fully remote.

 

Given the small number of students in these special education programs, we are ready and excited to serve these students in person – all while taking care to following required safety measure, as outlined in our online Family Return-to-School Safety Handbook.

 

The District is continuing to monitor COVID cases in our region and public health guidance, for when we can safely bring more students back into classrooms on hybrid learning schedules.  We will continue to provide update as more information become available.