KSD140 Connection

A Message from Superintendent Dr. Shawn Olson ~ 2-12-2021

Fourth Quarter Learning Options and Family Commitment Form

At a Committee of the Whole meeting last night, the Board of Education gave consensus to move forward with a return to in-person learning during the fourth quarter of this school year. Our updated Back-to-School plan offers families the choice between full day in-person learning and remote learning beginning April 7, 2021.

It is important to note that full day in-person learning will not look like full in-person learning has looked in the past. Students will be grouped to limit contact and will not move from class to class; teachers will move. Students will be required to wear masks and self-certify each morning that they are fever-free and symptom-free. Distance between students in each classroom will vary based on the specific ratio of in-person/remote learners and will not be six feet apart in most cases. This will increase the number of students who need to quarantine for up to two weeks due to contact tracing. Students will be social distanced at six feet during lunch periods.

Additionally, our school day will revert to original times. Elementary students will be in school from 7:55 am - 2:25 pm and middle school students will be in school from 8:45 am - 3:15 pm. A remote student's school day will mirror the times of in-person learning.

Our updated Back-to-School plan, including learning model descriptions, frequently asked questions, and detailed plan components can be found below.

Please consider which option works best for your family and complete one commitment form for each K-8 student in your household by noon on Friday, February 19.

Please click here to complete a Fourth Quarter Student Learning Commitment form for your student(s)

Student schedules and transportation information based on learning choice selection and staffing needs will be released to families by the end third quarter.

Please email us at Contact KSD 140 or reach out to your building principal with any questions.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to better serve the students of District 140.


Dr. Shawn Olson


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