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6 STAGES of RETURN to Learning

The Clover Park School District will consider the following educational modalities based on community transmission and other health education risks and benefits when deciding to advance or pull back from the current stage of Return to Learning.

The district is currently in Stage 5 of its Return to Learning plan.

COVID-19 Education Method CPSD 6 Stages of Return to Learning Extra-curricular Activities

High

>350/100K/14 days

Other considerations:

  • Test positivity >5-10%
  • Trends in cases and hospitalizations

Phase in-person learning in groups of 15 or fewer students for pre-K through grade 5 and those with highest needs.

All recommended safety protocols will be in effect.

Remote Learning

Stage 1: 100% Distance Learning

All students participate in remote learning provided by CPSD staff. School buildings closed for access.

Stage 2: Distance and small group learning

At this level, DOH recommends in-person learning for pre-K through grade 5. Schools should prioritize the youngest learners—pre-K, kindergarten, and grades 1-3, as well as those with the highest needs (from any grade), such as students with disabilities, students living homeless, or those farthest from educational justice, using small group instruction of 15 or fewer students and strict cohorts due to the level of community transmission. Then phase in grades 4-5, similarly in small groups.

Cancel or postpone most in-person extra-curricular activities except those allowed under Safe Start and Governor’s proclamations on COVID-19.

Pre-season workouts in small pods allowed.

Moderate

50-350 cases/100K/14 days

Other considerations:

  • Increasing trend in cases or hospitalizations
  • Test positivity >5-10%

Phase in in-person learning.

All recommended safety protocols will be in effect.

Starting in person school

In the Moderate Activity Level: Group size may increase in classrooms on a case-by-case basis as long as social distancing standards of 6 feet apart between students is maintained.

Stage 3: At this activity level, DOH recommends careful phasing in of in-person learning starting with any elementary students not in person.

Stage 4: At this activity level, DOH recommends careful phasing in of in-person learning with middle school students.

Stage 5: DOH recommends adding high school students when the rates drop below 200 cases per 100,000 and after any middle school students not in person are served.

Extra-curricular activities must follow K-12, applicable Safe Start protocols and Governor’s proclamations on COVID-19.

The following sports will be added per WIAA and league guidance –

  • Low risk sports: tennis, swimming, diving, golf, cross country, track and field, sideline/no-contact cheer and dance.
  • Moderate risk sports: softball/fastpitch, baseball, soccer, volleyball, bowling.
  • High risk sports: football, wrestling, cheerleading with contact, dance with contact, basketball, water polo.

Low

<50 cases/100K/14 days

  • Test positivity <5%
  • Trends in cases and hospitalizations

Provide in-person learning for all students.

All recommended safety protocols will be in effect.

in person school

Stage 6: 100% In-Person Learning

At this activity level, DOH recommends the provision of in-person learning for all students, prioritizing full-time in-person learning for elementary students.

If space allows, full-time in-person learning can be added for middle and high school students.

Extra-curricular activities must follow K-12, applicable Safe Start protocols and Governor’s proclamations on COVID-19.

Transition

Across all COVID-19 Activity Levels:

  • Safety protocols include for example: social distancing, wearing masks, handwashing and additional cleaning measures.
  • When trends in cases and hospitalizations are flat or decreasing, and the school can demonstrate the ability to limit transmission in the school environment, expand access to in-person learning
  • When trends are increasing, pause expansion of additional in-person learning and maintain access to in-person learning for those who have it. Schools are not required to reduce in-person learning or revert to remote learning based on metrics if the school can demonstrate the ability to limit transmission in the school environment.
  • Consider other health and education risks and benefits to children and their families.

At any COVID-19 level, transition temporarily to full distance learning for 14 days when school meets criteria in DOH’s K-12 Health and Safety Guidance (p 16) or on recommendation of the local health officer.

Unless directed by the Governor or Health Director, the district will notify families one week before advancing to the next level.

Revised on 1/8/2021 - replaces previously published plan