Hybrid start dates for middle and high school students

As we approach the final quarter of the 2020-21 school year, we are excited to begin welcoming students in grades 6-12 back into our buildings for hybrid learning.

In hybrid learning, students will continue to have class periods on their cohort days, but they will attend classes at school. That could be on Tuesdays and Thursdays or Wednesdays and Fridays. Students will alternate between in-person learning in our school buildings and applied (independent) learning at home. Mondays will also be at home and will continue to be reserved for additional student support, family engagement and planning.

Students in the EDGE program will continue in remote learning through EDGE.

Starting in quarter four, students in middle and high school will begin returning to school buildings based on their cohort assignment on the following smooth start schedule:

Middle School Hybrid Start Dates

  • April 13 or 14: Grade 6
  • April 15 or 16: Grades 7 & 8

High School Hybrid Start Dates

  • April 13 or 14: Grades 9 & 10
  • April 15 or 16: Grades 11 & 12

In preparation for the launch of hybrid, the last day of quarter 3 has been adjusted to April 7, 2021. Students will not have classes on April 8 or April 9. This change does not apply to EDGE students.

Example cohort schedule for middle & high school students

On in-person learning days, students will participate in class periods at their school building. Periods will be approximately 50 minutes for middle school and 60 minutes for high school. Students will move between classrooms, but will not use lockers.

On applied learning days at home, students apply learning from their in-person lessons and work on assignments independently and on their own schedule. For both middle and high schools, student support on applied learning days will be available.

Image of example of middle school schedule Image of sample high school schedule

Learn more and view step-by-step instructions for how to find your student’s cohort.

Upcoming informational family sessions

Beginning the week of March 15, the district will host a series of live family events for specific population groups using Zoom. During these events, we will go over details about hybrid learning for secondary students while providing families the opportunity to ask questions and prepare to start hybrid learning.

  • English-speaking families: March 16, 5-6 p.m.
  • African American and Black families: March 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native families: March 31, 5-6 p.m.
  • Chuukese-speaking families: March 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Arabic-speaking families: March 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Spanish-speaking families: March 18, 6-7 p.m.
  • Russian-speaking families: March 19, 5-6 p.m.
  • Swahili-speaking families: March 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Marshallese-speaking families: March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Zoom links to access the event for your family will be emailed directly to you. If you have any questions about accessing the family session, please contact your school’s principal, HomeCoach support, or community school outreach coordinator (CSOC).

Remote learning

In December, families had the option of switching their child’s learning model to the EDGE online program, which guaranteed fully-online learning for the remainder of the school year. If your family circumstances require your child to remain in remote learning, please contact your school’s principal to discuss the best option for your child.