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More Information about Elementary In-Person Learning

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This update is intended to supplement yesterday’s announcement: Safe Restart Plan & Timeline for Elementary In-Person Learning, sent January 7.  As announced yesterday, we are preparing for a cautious return of Kindergarten students who requested hybrid learning, to attend in-person four days a week (M,T,Th,F), in small cohort groups, either in the morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) – starting Tuesday, January 19.


One clarification from our previous announcement:  All elementary families were notified whether their student is part of the AM or PM group for their grade level in December, and any shifts in teacher assignments went into effect this past Monday, January 4.  This was the case for all students in Grades K-5, for both the hybrid and remote only learning models.


On January 19, the new AM/PM cohort schedule will go into effect for ALL elementary students in grades levels K-5; this will apply to both hybrid and remote learners. 


New K-5 schedules are coming soon… Each school will be sending families their new schedules next week, so they can prepare ahead for the transition on Tuesday, January 19. Additional information for students in the STREAM Program will be included.


Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 15, will be an asynchronous learning day for all K-5 students. Teachers will provide their students activities in advance of that day. This will include videos created to help teach students the many new safety rules and expectations required for in-person learning. On this day, Schoology will not be available to students, as teachers will be working to update their folders to support the new AM/PM schedule. Staff will also use this time to review all the new safety protocols and finalize details to be ready for the “new normal” ahead.
  • Monday, January 18MLK Holiday, no school
  • Tuesday, January 19 – New K-5 AM/PM schedule goes into effect, and Kindergarten hybrid students begin in-person learning.
  • Monday, January 25Professional Development Day, no classes for students
  • Friday, January 29 – If all goes well…we hope to begin in-person learning for 1st grade hybrid students, with a similar phased-in approach.
  • Next, we will consider returning Grades 2-5, in a similar phased-in approach, no sooner than February 8.

Watch for more details next week. In the meantime, please stay safe and enjoy your weekend.