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More Everett School District students to return back to classrooms

Everett Public Schools will begin bringing more of their younger students back into the classroom in Stage 3 hybrid learning model status on Monday, February 8th, unless circumstances require a delay.

From a January 25, 2021, Everett Public Schools letter to families.

Last week some Developmental Pre-K, Developmental Kindergarten, STRIVE and Life Skills students returned to the classroom.

We are pleased to be able to serve these students in person and thank everyone who helped make that happen.

We are also pleased that in two weeks, on Monday, February 8th, we will be moving to Stage 3 learning model status, unless circumstances require a delay. This will include welcoming back the following students:

  • Kindergarten and grade 1,
  • Resource students in Kindergarten and grade 1,
  • ECEAP students,
  • Extended Resource and Achieve students in grades 1-5,
  • Transitional K, and
  • Preschool students receiving itinerant services.

ECEAP and Preschool will be four (4) days a week, Monday through Thursday.

For the other groups, families that have requested to return to the building will be attending in an AA/X/BB hybrid model while other families chose to stay 100% remote.

This will have group A in the buildings Monday and Tuesday and group B in the buildings on Thursday and Friday.

For days when the hybrid alternating group is not in-person, students will be engaged in asynchronous teacher-directed independent learning.

As communicated last week, beginning Wednesday, February 10th, for elementary students Wednesdays (the “X” day noted above) will be dedicated to asynchronous learning and synchronous instructional support at the teacher’s discretion, with a target of 45 minutes of synchronous class time at the beginning of the day.

Elementary Students Assigned to the “A” Hybrid Group

  • Monday & Tuesday: In-person instruction.
  • Wednesday: Up to 45 minutes of synchronous check-in and instruction at beginning of day; remainder of day asynchronous (teacher-directed independent learning activities) and synchronous instruction at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Thursday & Friday: Asynchronous teacher-directed independent learning activities.

Elementary Students Assigned to the “B” Hybrid Group

  • Monday & Tuesday: Asynchronous teacher-directed independent learning activities.
  • Wednesday: Up to 45 minutes of synchronous check-in and instruction at beginning of day; remainder of day asynchronous (teacher-directed independent learning activities) and synchronous instruction at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Thursday & Friday: In-person instruction.

Elementary Students in 100% Remote Learning

  • Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: Remote instruction.
  • Wednesday: Up to 45 minutes of synchronous check-in and instruction at beginning of day; remainder of day asynchronous (teacher-directed independent learning activities) and synchronous instruction at the teacher’s discretion.

Families included in this Stage 3 change will be receiving a communication from their school with more details about returning to the classroom, which group they belong to, and other important details.

As we reopen to students, we will implement protocols to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and families. Please review the Parent COVID-19 handbook, and look for directions from your school on health attestations and daily health screening as your child returns to the building.

  • All students and staff will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they are feeling sick, they should stay home from school. If they are experiencing symptoms of the virus, they should consult a healthcare professional right away and notify the school office.
  • Students and staff will be frequently reminded about the importance of proper hand washing. We have placed no-touch hand sanitizer units throughout our buildings.
  • All students and staff members will be required to wear masks or face coverings.
  • We will follow the six (6)-foot social distancing recommendation and have indicated capacities for classrooms.

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in our school soon. If you have any questions, please contact your school. Once again, thank you for all your efforts to provide a smooth transition.

Be safe and well,

Dr. Ian B. Saltzman
Superintendent
Everett Public Schools

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