Return to Learning  

Planning for 2020-21 Return to School

School this fall will look different than in previous years as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The district has created a task force that is working on the district’s return to learning plan which is being developed in alignment with state and health department guidance.

The district gathered input from more than 6,500 students, staff and families to help inform its work as we develop a plan within state and health department guidelines. A final plan will be shared with families in early August. 

As we prepare for next school year, we will ensure our plans support our students’ social and emotional well-being, health and safety and overall learning.


Return to School Task Force  

The task force is exploring learning models that are responsive to the different phases of the state’s Start Safe Reopening phases and will meet the individual needs of students.  

The task force has developed a plan for face-to-face learning on site for all students, a hybrid model that alternates learning time in school and at home, and a remote learning model in which students will learn at home.  

Based on current state and health department requirements, the district will begin the school year using a hybrid learning model. 

Return to Learning Models 

Face-to-Face Learning 

Hybrid Learning 

A/B Schedule 

Remote Learning 

Students will engage in face-to-face learning in schools (100% capacity) 

Schools will operate at 50% capacity on an A/B schedule alternating face-to-face learning with at-home learning.  

Wednesdays to be used for planning and providing support for identified students. (e.g. students with IEPs, etc.; to be determined)  

  • A day: students with last names A-K (with exceptions) 
  • B day: students with last names L-Z (with exceptions) 



School facilities closed.  

Students to learn at home using a combination of learning packets and Microsoft Teams online.   


A final plan will be approved by the school board in early August.