District Learning Model Update: Returning to In-Person Learning
Jan. 6 and 13 are no student contact days for Students in Grades K-2 as teachers prepare for return to learn on Jan. 19th
Hello Clover Ridge Elementary Families:
As all of you know from the email message from our Superintendent, elementary students will be returning to in-person learning at CRE. This will be accomplished in two phases due to the requirement from the state that we use a rolling start to get transition students back into the building.
Here is a list of dates that I hope will help families see how January will work. I have also split this by grade level. Grades K – 2 are in one column. Grades 3 – 5 are in the other column.
Grades K-2 - Return to In Person Jan.19
Grades 3-5 - Return to In Person Feb.1
OLA Students remain the same schedule
Beginning Feb.1 - In-Person learning will resume 5 days a week.
Some of you may be wondering about January 18 and January 25. These were already scheduled days off on the school calendar. Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, January 25 is a scheduled staff workshop day. The two additional days for planning are needed for staff to re-tool plans for in-person learning. The state has included that in their plan as well, recognizing that all of this switching does take transition time.
We are thrilled to have students back in the building. There are some additional health and safety guidelines from the state that we will be following (as will all public schools across the state). All staff will be wearing not only a face covering (mask, gaiter or bandana), but we will also be wearing a face shield as well. When teaching a small group or working individually with a student, we have small, portable plexiglass barriers.
We will be following the Minnesota Department of Health and Education Guidelines to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. We will continue to communicate these guidelines and are subject to change.
As a staff, we will be minimizing our contact with each other as well. Even though we are all back at school, there will still be instances of COVID-19 exposure, and there will still be the need for quarantine if that occurs. Our hope is to mitigate that as much as possible. We need healthy adults and children in the school. The success of this depends on all of us working together to keep our school community as healthy as we can.
Please reach out with questions or concerns regarding this plan.
Clover Ridge Le