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WHAT IS HYBRID LEARNING?
Hybrid Learning combines in-person instruction with at-home learning.
Our secondary hybrid learning model is structured so that students alternate coming to school two days a week and attending school online two days a week as part of an assigned cohort or group.
Your student will either attend school in-person on either Tuesdays and Thursdays or on Wednesdays and Fridays.
WHAT IS A COHORT? WHY ARE STUDENTS ASSIGNED TO COHORTS?
A cohort is a group of students that will attend school in-person on the same days.
- This supports contact tracing to ensure we maintain healthy learning environments.
FINDING YOUR STUDENTS COHORT THROUGH THE PARENTVUE APP:
FINDING YOUR STUDENTS COHORT THROUGH PARENTVUE ON A COMPUTER:
HOW WILL YOUR STUDENT STAY SAFE WHILE IN HYBRID LEARNING?
All students coming to hybrid in-person will:
- use hand sanitizer when entering the school
- wear a face covering
- maintain physical distancing
- frequently wash their hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day
Our school team is confident in following COVID-19 safety procedures because of our experience with limited in-person instruction, and athletics.
WHAT WILL HYBRID LEARNING LOOK LIKE?
Students will have a new bell schedule
- for days they are in-person.
- These days could be on Tuesday and
Thursday or Wednesday and Friday.
- Mondays will continue to be at home and reserved for additional student support, family engagement and planning.
AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT HYBRID LEARNING WILL LOOK LIKE:
IN PERSON DAYS:
- 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.
- Students will need to bring chromebooks/devices and chargers to school every day
- Families need to be sure that students fully charge their devices every night.
AT HOME DAYS:
- 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.
Q4 BELL SCHEDULE
4TH QUARTER CLASS SCHEDULES:
CTEC BUS SCHEDULE:
– Busses will be collecting our morning students from their neighborhood and bring them directly to CTEC. The specific bus stop/time information will be shared with each family.
– Morning Busses will arrive at CTEC at 7:45 am
– CTEC morning classes will be from 8-10:50am
– Lunch will be from 10:50-11:15am
– Morning busses will depart CTEC at 11:20 and take students to their resident high school
– Afternoon CTEC students will either be collected from their neighborhood or from their high school, depending on if they have any morning classes
– Afternoon busses will arrive at CTEC at 12:20
– Lunch 12:20-12:40
– Afternoon classes from 12:40-3:30
– Busses depart to take students to their neighborhood at 3:35
CTEC will begin Q4 classes on the T/W of next week (4/13 & 4/14), we are reminding families that there will be morning classes at CTEC, but no afternoon classes at resident high schools. We are encouraging any family that can, to have an alternative transportation plan for their first day of class. However, there is always the possibility that there will be a few students who will not have any other way to get home, until after the end of the day when busses collect the 9th-10th graders.
QUARTER 4 SCHEDULING ANNOUNCEMENT:
As we return to in person school for Quarter 4, we need to keep class sizes small and some adjustments have been made to ensure all student are placed in classes appropriately. Therefore, we will not be opening our Schedule Change Request System for Quarter 4 and we will not be able to accommodate preference schedule changes due to limited class options and space in classes. Thank you
FACE COVERINGS FOR IN PERSON LEARNING:
Q: Does the school provide face coverings for students?
A: If a student needs a face covering, the school has them on hand to provide for students.
Q: Does a face covering have to have straps around the ears?
A: Whatever is the most comfortable for the student, as long as it is secure over their nose and mouth.
Q: Is it required that students have face coverings that are double layered?
A: Yes. Students face coverings must be two layers or one thick layer (equals two) similar to the ODE white cloth face coverings that are available.
Q: Are gaiters, the face coverings that go around the neck that you pull up over the nose, okay for students?
A: Neck gaiters for kids would be acceptable as long as they are two layers or one
thick layer. Folding your mask to make it two layers is also acceptable.
CLEANING AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Students arriving to school will enter through one of four entryways. On the lower floor use the entries on either side of the office near the B and D wing, on the second floor enter through the two main doors off of the bus loop.
After each class, classroom furniture used by students will be sanitized prior to other students entering. High touch points (door handles, railing, etc.) will be cleaned three time daily and other areas will also be cleaned regularly.
Students will be assigned a lunch either prior to or after 3rd period. These lunches will be dependent on the room of their 3rd period class. A and B wing classes have 1st lunch
(11:50 – 12:20) and P1, P2, D and E wing classes will have 2nd lunch (1:00 – 1:30)
Students eating indoors will be grouped in cohorts of 36 students or fewer.
Transportation is available for secondary students attending their resident school who live more than 1.5 miles from their school.
Families can confirm eligibility for bus service by using the Bus Finder tool on the district website and typing in their address. If families are eligible they will be given a link to complete the rider registration form. All eligible riders will need to complete this form to receive transportation services.
We will not be handing out parking permits this year.
We are doing this because we feel like our parking lot will be able to accommodate most, if not all, of the traffic. You will need to register your vehicle information by completing the following form through your student account at https://forms.gle/seziiLzyw2QbE66f7
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