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Returning to School Survey for Parents/Guardians
Posted on 07/27/2020
Returning to School Survey for Parents/Guardians
Dear Parents & Guardians:
As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to hear from parents and guardians again about their comfort level for students returning to school at this time. In the first survey, we heard that masks, enhanced cleaning of classrooms, and common spaces as well as proper handwashing and hand sanitizer availability were priorities and have been incorporated into our planning. Please follow our updates on the website on the Return to Schools Information Page linked to our homepage
We are developing a range of instructional options for fall:
Scenario #1: Face-to-Face instruction will be held at each school and will follow established calendars and school schedules.
The traditional setting may look a little different as we put in proactive measures to support keeping students and staff safe and healthy.
Anticipated changes include spacing of work areas, attention to group sizes and interactions, sanitizer in every room, and increased attention to cleaning and sanitizing practices, but socially distancing at 6 feet will be difficult.
In scenario #1, a virtual-only learning option will be available for families who do not feel comfortable having their students return to school.
Scenario #2: Full-Time Virtual Instruction for all students. This is a newly-expanded instructional option and differs from what students experienced last spring through emergency distance learning.
The program is a rigorous instructional option that provides students with access to all course offerings.
More information will be added to our website regarding this option as we finalize our plans.
Scenario #3: Blended model. This model can have many formats and allows for smaller in-person class sizes. Students would split their time between in-school and remote learning to reduce the number of students in the building at any one time.
One example could be, scheduling A days and B days, dividing students into A and B groups. Half our students would attend in-person classes on A days, while the other half – the B group – would learn remotely. The roles would then flip on B days and the B group would attend in-person classes and the A group would learn remotely.
Another example: Students could be in person, kindergarten through 5th grade, and 6th-8th grade on an A/B schedule.
A third example: Students could have A/B weeks. A week, half students in person, half students virtual. B weeks, the students could switch.
In scenario #3, a virtual-only learning option will be available for families who do not feel comfortable having their students return to school.
The survey will be open from Monday, July 27th- Friday, July 31st. The estimated time required to complete the survey is less than 5 minutes. We respect your time and want to emphasize the importance of your feedback.
Thank you in advance for your participation. We take your thoughts and suggestions seriously as we work toward a safe and successful start to the 2020-2021 school year.
Sincerely, Larry Smalley Superintendent- Glendale River Hills School District.