Parents Given Option to Choose Hybrid or Onsite Learning
Message from Superintendent Dr. Vickie Murillo:
I want to thank you for your patience as we have reviewed the input and feedback from our parents and teaching staff as we considered changes to the current Hybrid Phase of our Return to Learn Plan.
Most of our parents who have students in the Hybrid schedule were in favor of returning to Onsite learning five days per week. We recognize we also have many parents who would feel more comfortable at this time having their children remain in Hybrid, attending school 2-3 days per week.
I have heard passionate opinions from parents and staff about options to consider. After listening and considering many opinions, I have decided that it will be each parent’s decision whether to keep their children in the Hybrid phase, or have their children return to Onsite learning five days per week, beginning on October 12th.
Under this plan, we will likely have daily classroom capacity at about 60-80% depending on how many choose to remain in the Hybrid phase. We will plan to physically distance to the maximum extent possible and will continue to provide cleaning supplies and sanitizer, and expect the use of face masks that have proven to be an effective part of our overall mitigation protocols. The number of cases in our school community has remained low, and we will continue to monitor school attendance, school community positivity rates, and local positivity data to determine future plans.
This recommendation gives parents a choice that takes into consideration the concerns parents have expressed, while balancing the educational, health and safety needs of our students.
As a reminder, there will be no in-person school on October 5th so that teachers and staff can prepare for a smooth transition of having more students in class daily. Teachers will be providing classwork to students to complete at home that day.
Please take a few moments to complete this enrollment option form by the end of the day on October 5th to indicate whether each child will remain in the Hybrid schedule or return to Onsite learning five days per week, beginning on October 12th. We will require this form to be completed for all students.