We're pinching ourselves—it feels like a dream to have all grades back on school grounds! Today, we welcomed back more students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. It is our biggest first day yet and our second-to-last first day for the 2021-22 school year. We welcome back the rest of our secondary in-person students on Thursday. Most middle and high school students attend in two groups, either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday. Some students who receive special education services attend four days a week.
We worked together with teachers and staff to create safety plans and procedures to keep staff and students safe. The school day looks a little different than it used to. Students are masked and six feet apart, including at lunch where they are served a free sack lunch.
In the secondary hybrid model, general education students rotate through three classes on their two in-person days. They learn from home on the three days of the week they are not at school. For more details, visit our Secondary School Day webpage.
Overall, 4,000 middle and high school students are returning to in-person learning. Forty-one percent of secondary students chose the hybrid model while 58% will continue in Distance Learning.
Thank you to everyone who helped get us to today--our students, families, teachers, bus drivers, office staff, paraeducators, principals, and many others! We are grateful for your partnership.