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District to Expand Learning Hubs and Launch Pilot Program
Redwood City School District (RCSD) continues to move forward with two recently developed programs for in-person, targeted, and specialized support and services for small groups of students on school campuses before the district’s official proposed start date of January 19, 2021.
The programs are:
Starting in early November, RCSD will expand its Learning Hubs to provide a full school day (8 am to 3 pm) to specific groups of students.
The Learning Hubs are small cohorts of elementary grade students who are on school campuses following the class schedules and lessons of their teachers remotely and are being supervised by adults. This program first started earlier this fall with groups of no more than 14 students at Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion School, Hoover Community School, Roosevelt School, and Red Morton Park supporting Henry Ford Elementary School and Orion Alternative Elementary School students. In early November, the program will expand first with students enrolled at Garfield, Hoover, and Taft schools serving the primary grades, English Language Learners, and Special Education students. Depending on staffing availability, the program will continue to grow to other school sites. The Learning Hubs provide students with support to help them connect with their teachers and guidance with completing their assignments.
Each school will contact the parents of students who meet the priority criteria and ask about their interest in being part of a learning hub.
The Pilot program will allow small groups of students to participate in in-person teaching and learning with a teacher prior to the district proposed start date of January 19, 2021. This program will have a small number of teachers throughout the school district.
Once teachers for the Pilot Program are identified, each school will contact families about their interest in having their student be part of the Pilot Program.
As these two programs continue to operate before January of 2021, the district will continue to implement the safety measures and protocols that were developed during the spring and summer as part of the district’s plan for reopening schools.
District staff will present details about both programs to the Board of Trustees at the next regularly scheduled public School Board meeting on Wednesday, October 21. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Members of the public who wish to tune in can check here for the agenda, instructions on how to join, and a link to a speaker’s card should they wish to fill it out and address the School Board. It is important to know that the three-minute time allotted for speakers may be adjusted to a shorter time depending on the number of speakers.