Parents and/or Guardians ~
We are officially past the half-way mark of the 2020-21 school year but there is so much yet to be done. If you are not aware, Vancouver Public Schools has made the decision to have students return to school in a hybrid learning model. Elementary students started in mid-January with Grades 3-5 returning on February 1. We anticipate middle school students starting in the near future once our local COVID case count falls below 350 per 100,000.
On Tuesday, February 2, we encourage families to complete the district issued survey on whether you plan to send your child to hybrid learning. Families will have three options at this time:
1. Hybrid learning
2. Remain full remote learning
3. Enroll in VVLA (online academy via VPS)
Please note that a daily hybrid learning schedule will go from 9:00-2:30pm (M/T/Th/F). Students will attend four classes per day (Odd/Even rotation). Cohort A will attend Monday and Tuesday while Cohort B will attend Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will remain relatively the same as remote learning. Cohort A and B will be determined after parents have the opportunity to complete the aforementioned survey.
One of the primary intentions is for students in grades 6-12 to remain in their current classes with the same teacher. We hope to have as little disruption as possible in this already unique transition. We recognize that students, parents and staff members all bring their own level of comfort to this situation. Along with district leadership, we’ve established building protocols designed to keep every person safe and healthy.
We anticipate sending additional correspondence to parents as more information becomes available. You are always welcome to email or call our main office if you have questions. Hybrid learning will be an adjustment for all but we can’t wait to get students back on campus.