The hybrid model at the elementary level provides in-class instruction two days a week, and distance learning three days a week. Students will be assigned to either an A day or B day for the two days of in-class instruction. The A/B day structure supports a model that balances class sizes as well as ensuring that all children living in the same household, kindergarten through grade 12, are scheduled in-class instruction on the same day.
The in-class instruction schedule, two days a week, mirrors a regular elementary instructional day. Students will receive instruction in all content areas, including specials/electives, e.g. art. The specialist instructional schedule will shift from a digital day schedule to align to an A/B day schedule.
The at school schedule integrates additional time for transitions and arrivals/dismissals, ensuring physical distancing and scheduled handwashing breaks. Students will have recess, with classrooms schedules limiting the number of students on the playground at any time. Structures are in place in the cafeteria for touchless service lines, and students will be physically distanced in alignment with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Additional services will be integrated into the student schedules. Some of those services will be delivered on their distance learning days while others will be provided on both in-school and distance learning days.
On the three days that students are provided distance learning, they will be engaged in various learning activities, with distance learning teaching support.