Reopening Schools Update

From the Sherwood School District

March 11, 2021

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Secondary Return to In-Person Instruction Dates

As you may know, last night our Board of Directors met -- in a Work Session and a Regular Meeting -- to review and approve dates associated with the return to in-person instruction plans for our middle and high school levels. The Work Session can be viewed here, and the Regular Meeting can be viewed here. For details on the approved plans at each level, please see the information below.

Middle School Return to In-Person Instruction

At the middle school level, there will be no school March 29-April 2, as staff participate in professional development to prepare for the transition to Hybrid In-Person Instruction. Students will transition to Hybrid In-Person Instruction beginning April 5, starting with a week of orientation days. Each grade level will have an opportunity to attend an orientation day as their first day of school, separated by cohorts. The schedule of orientations will be:

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In addition, conferences originally scheduled for April 15 and 16 at the middle school level will be cancelled, with outreach to families occurring instead during the transition weeks leading up to the start of school.

Please watch for additional details from Sherwood Middle School regarding cohort assignments and orientation plans.

High School Return to In-Person Instruction

At the high school level, individual orientations for each grade level will be held in conjunction with Quarter 3 finals week, according to the following schedule:

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Following these orientations for all grades, there will be a Grading Day (no school) on Monday, April 19. Cohort rotations for Hybrid In-Person Instruction on a full-day schedule will begin on Tuesday, April 20. The opening week schedule will be as follows:

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Starting Monday, April 26, the high school will begin its regular weekly cohort rotation schedule (see below). Cohort 1 will attend in-person Mondays and Thursdays, and virtually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Cohort 2 will attend in-person Tuesdays and Fridays, and virtually Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
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Please watch for more information from Sherwood High School, including an upcoming survey to identify your student’s selection between the Hybrid In-Person or Cloud Campus (fully online) models of instruction for the remainder of the 2021-21 school year.
We are grateful to the staff and administrators at both Sherwood Middle School and Sherwood high school for their hard work and commitment to bringing students -- at all grade levels -- back into our buildings for in-person instruction this spring. Additionally, we are able to move forward on this journey because of the efforts of our community in continuing to social distance, wear masks, and adhere to preventative measures -- thank you for these efforts in supporting the successful return to in-person learning for our students!

Stay Safe and Healthy!