Elementary Second Semester

Return-to-Learn Second Semester Plans: Oct. 30, 2020

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Watch Three Minute Video of Second Semester Plans

WDMCS elementary second semester options for families

Family Choice for Second Semester

OVERVIEW


  • Families must choose for their student to learn at school or online for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.
  • Families will be sent a survey Monday, Nov. 2, to complete for EACH student.
  • Families must decide by Friday, Nov. 13.


WHAT'S THE SAME FOR SECOND SEMESTER?


  • Both plans have students attending class Monday through Friday, either at school or at home.
  • WDMCS will continue to monitor Polk County positivity percentages and follow a matrix to help guide decision-making. The updated matrix is outlined later in this newsletter.


WHEN WILL I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS FOR MY STUDENT?


  • Families will receive information prior to winter break regarding any changes to their student's class or school based on number of families who choose a different learning environment for next semester. Please read what you need to consider before you decide in the article below.

What's Different for Second Semester?

Before You Decide: What You Need to Know

WDMCS Total Positive Cases: Aug. 27-Oct. 27

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View WDMCS COVID-19 Dashboard

The WDMCS online COVID-19 dashboard is updated by noon each weekday with the PREVIOUS day’s data. (Tuesday updates will include Saturday, Sunday, and Monday data.)

Second Semester Matrix for Transitioning Online

0-9% Positivity in Polk County

  • Students learn at school or online based on what families chose.
  • Daily wellness checks by staff and students who learn on-site.
  • Face masks required. Social distancing followed when possible.
  • Practice frequent hand washing and other safety measures.
  • Continued consultation with local health officials.

10+% Positivity in Polk County

WDMCS considers whether or not to temporarily move a classroom, school, or the entire district online.


THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • Positivity percentage in classroom, school, or district.
  • Types and number of student absences.
  • Availability of staff within a classroom, building, or school.


WDMCS will call a Board meeting to provide a recommendation to the Board for review.

Is Online Learning a Good Fit for Your Student?

Survey Coming in Early November

  • Families must choose for their student to learn at school or online for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.
  • Families will be sent a survey Monday, Nov. 2, to complete for EACH student.
  • Families must decide by Friday, Nov. 13.

School/Community Relations

Laine Mendenhall-Buck
buckl@wdmcs.org

515-633-5023


Alexandra Wade

wadea@wdmcs.org

515-633-5022


Aaron Young

younga@wdmcs.org
515-633-5016