Hybrid Update for Parents

October 1, 2020

Dear Sunflower Families,

Thank you so much for your continued partnership as we strive to meet the needs of all students! On Monday, September 28, the Lawrence Board of Education voted to transition our current fully remote learning model to a hybrid learning model beginning October 19. You now have the opportunity to choose the learning model (hybrid or distance learning) that will best meet the needs of your family. This chart summarizes the two available options.

Over the coming weeks I will be sending out important messages detailing information on our new procedures such as arrival, dismissal, food service, supplies and safety procedures. Please read these carefully, as school as we know it is going to look very different and the protocols we have designed are meant to keep all stakeholders safe in our school. You can read our entire logistics and safety plan linked at the bottom of this message. Over the coming weeks I will be highlighting the important parts that parents need to be made aware of. For example, students may not be dropped off prior to 8:30 in the morning to reduce the number of students congregating so we can maintain social distance.

Here are some things you could be doing now in preparation:

-Label all school supplies with your child's first and last name, including iPad charger

-Purchase a personal pencil sharpener (not electronic) and place in supply box (K-1) or the supply pouch in the AVID Binder (2-5). We will have some extras available, please contact the office if you would like us to provide one for your student.

-Purchase a water bottle that will need to be sent daily filled with water and taken home daily for cleaning and re-filling. We will have some extra water bottles available, please contact the office if you would like us to provide one for your student.

-Practice wearing proper mask wearing (see pictures below) and review the district safety video with your child (see video below)

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In-School Health and Safety Procedures
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Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I want to change learning models for my elementary student(s), what do I do?

Submit an Elementary Enrollment Form by October 8.

2. If my student is enrolled in the hybrid model, can I change between Group A or Group B ?

Many variables go into creating class rosters based on student enrollment preferences. Individual requests cannot be honored.

3. Where do I find information about the school’s safety plan and how they will conduct arrival, dismissal, lunch, etc?

Please review your school’s Non-instructional Systems plan (Linked Below) to be sent to you by your principal. Watch this video demonstrating elementary safety procedures: https://youtu.be/zKZFPnZNfyg.

4. What if I change my mind after the enrollment window closes, can I change learning models?

At the end of the second trimester in February, you will have another opportunity to make changes to your enrollment.

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE learning models, please submit one form for each elementary student by clicking on the Elementary Enrollment Form link below and submitting the form by October 8, 2020.

Elementary Enrollment Form

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO CHANGE your enrollment, do not submit this form.

Thank you!