Secondary

Planning for Secondary Students 
Based on the new guidance for schools recently issued by the Department of Health, we continue to plan for a safe return of secondary students in a hybrid schedule. We are hopeful for an early second semester return date based on COVID-19 case counts in the community.

 Based on the number of students returning, changes to hybrid schedules may occur.  Students who return to school in a hybrid in-person model will be on campus anywhere from 1-4 days per week, all dependent on the number of students we need to accommodate.  

 

When does in-person learning begin?
We are committed to, and planning for, multiple start dates dependent on current guidance and COVID-19 metrics.  This multiple ‘entry-point concept’ allows staff and families to plan for various dates of return based on disease metrics that guide our decisions.  Given this concept, junior high students would start Feb. 16 and high school students would start March 2.  If the district determines that the COVID-19 metrics or other factors do not support a return on those dates, the next entry point date becomes the new start date.

 

Entry Point 1

Entry Point 2

Entry Point 3

Entry Point 4

Grades 7-9
(Includes EJH 6th grade)

Feb. 16

March 16

March 30

April 20

Grades 10-12

March 2

March 23

April 6

April 27



ONSITE BELL SCHEDULES

Junior High 
Aylen, Kalles, Edgemont (11:10 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.)
Ballou, Ferrucci, Glacier View, Stahl (11:15 a.m. - 1:55 p.m.)

High School 
ERHS, PHS, RHS (12:05 - 2:45 p.m.)


SCHEDULE VARIATIONS

Schedule variations may occur based on the number of students returning.  Class size and social distancing requirements will impact our final hybrid schedule as we return students. The number of families selecting hybrid affects the number of schedules available.


Note: Unlike hybrid, the schedule for students choosing to stay in remote learning is not dependent on the number of families who choose this option. 

Four-Cohort Schedule (A, B, C, D)

In this model, all students would be provided with two half-days of onsite instruction once every two weeks. 

Adjustments have been made to the original four-cohort schedule model upon receiving feedback from staff and families. This model allows for in-person experiences throughout six periods (not three as originally shared) in small groups of 15 or less per classroom. 

Week 1

Week 2

Cohort A and Cohort C

Q:  Which days do I receive live instruction from my teacher?
A:  All day Monday for periods 1-6, Tuesday afternoons for periods 1-3, and Thursday afternoons for periods 4-6

Q:  Which days and periods am I onsite for live instruction?
A:  Tuesday afternoons for periods 1-3 and Thursday afternoons for periods 4-6

Q:  Which weeks am I onsite for live instruction?
A:  Onsite instruction will be
 every other week. A calendar will be sent out to indicate which weeks correspond to which cohort. For example:  Week 1 Cohort A, Week 2 Cohort C, Week 3 Cohort A, Week 4 Cohort C


Cohort B
and
Cohort D

Q:  Which days do I receive live instruction from my teacher?
A:  All day Monday for periods 1-6, 
Wednesday afternoons for periods 1-3, and Friday afternoons for period 4-6

Q:  Which days and periods am I onsite for live instruction?
A:  Wednesday afternoons for periods 1-3 and Friday afternoons for period 4-6

Q:  Which weeks am I onsite for live instruction?
A:  Onsite instruction will be every other week. A calendar will be sent out to indicate which weeks correspond to which cohort. For example:  Week 1 Cohort B, Week 2 Cohort D, Week 3 Cohort B, Week 4 Cohort D


Schools will share cohort assignments no sooner than two weeks before the first start date (entry date).  When cohort assignments are distributed, families can use the below at-a-glance bell schedules for reference:

Junior Highs
Aylen,
Edgemont, Kalles

Junior Highs
Ballou, Ferrucci,
Glacier View, Stahl

High Schools
Puyallup, Rogers, Emerald Ridge

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort C

Cohort D

CL 2.0

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort C

Cohort D

CL 2.0

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort C

Cohort D

CL2.0



       



Two-Cohort Schedule Model

As we continue to reopen schools and transmission rates decline, secondary students would transition from a four-cohort schedule to a two-cohort schedule model.

 



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