As the saying goes, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.” This rings especially true during the current pandemic. Today, I writing to announce that Corpus Christi School will be implementing the Hybrid Learning Model for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. After much deliberation and consideration, the Hybrid Learning Model best suits the current state of affairs.
I have stated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, your child’s health and well-being is my utmost concern. Based upon recommendations from the CDC, healthcare professionals, the Town of Wethersfield and other neighboring cities, towns, and communities, I have made the difficult decision to issue the attached
Hybrid Learning Model.
As we anticipate the beginning of a new school year, there remains many uncertainties about the future. Like I have stated in previous communications, one of my main goals is to keep you abreast of all changes as soon as possible. I understand it was only a few days ago where we implemented the Return to School plan. I fully acknowledge the sudden change in plans presents further questions, frustrations, and concerns. Please be assured that this decision was not made lightly, and I am resolved to a proactive course of action that responds to and respects our community’s needs in the most appropriate fashion possible. Over the past months, it has become apparent to me that plans need to be flexible and adaptable. As new information becomes available, we will coordinate our decisions with what we have come to learn in a manner that keeps your children and our staff safe, healthy, and motivated to learn.
Attached please find the updated Hybrid Learning Plan. This document describes generally how this plan will work. While there are many more details that need to be ironed out, the Hybrid Learning Model will involve dividing the classes: one group will receive in-school instruction for one part of the week while the other group simultaneously will receive livestream instruction. Then, the groups switch throughout the week.
We still plan to host our meetings on Monday and Tuesday to address questions, comments, and concerns. Thank you all for your continued patience and flexibility. I know these times have been tremendously difficult and I thank you all for your positive emails, kind phone calls, understanding and support. I look forward to speaking with you this week.
Mrs. Ann T. Sarpu