Important Update

Cambrian School District, December 17, 2020

Dear Cambrian Families,

Cambrian School District is continuing to prepare for the return to in-person instruction in 2021 when we are able to do so safely based on Santa Clara County returning to the Red Tier for 2 weeks. For more information please see the CSD Update - 12.04.20 for specific details.

When we return to in person instruction there is a need for flexibility in order to address the County Public Health requirements with regards to various situations such as those individuals that may be impacted by a quarantine due to being a close contact and/or COVID-19 positive case. Additionally, we also have a need to support our families who are not ready to have their child return when the county health status moves into the Red Tier, but have a desire to return to in-person instruction this school year. Families not planning for their child to return to in-person instruction for the rest of the school year would need to request to be in the Virtual School Program.

In determining the least impact on students and staff, we will not be reconfiguring the elementary (TK-5) classrooms. Therefore, students will not be moving into new classes nor will teachers be reassigned when we return to in-person instruction. However, families for Price Middle School and Steindorf 6-8 students will need to adhere to the Public Health Department guidelines and directions from their respective school site to support the possible changes in the school Master Schedule.

What day will my student attend in-person?

All students will be placed in cohorts for designated days for in-person instruction. The cohorts will be determined by each school site team (teachers/site principal). You will receive communication from your child’s school site in advance of returning to in-person.

What happens if my student can not attend on their designated in-person day?

When students who are not able to attend their in-person assigned cohort days due to related COVID-19 quarantine, contact tracing requirements and/or are not ready to return to in-person instruction, students will Zoom with their class for live synchronous instruction during that specified time.

While the expected instructional school day for the hybrid model is from 8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. for grades TK-5 and 8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for grades 6-8, it is intended to provide teachers the discretion and flexibility to create the learning plan within that time frame that is most developmentally appropriate for their students. All teachers will use Zoom with students who cannot attend on their designated in-person cohort day. Zoom during in-person is not intended to accommodate family travel or distance learning for the remainder of the school year.

Ultimately, our goal is to have everyone back for in-person instruction on a daily basis. This transition period to the hybrid model will serve as a temporary bridge until we can do so.

Thank you for your patience and support during this difficult time. By working together, we will be in the classroom sooner rather than later. We are Cambrian!

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