September 28th - October 2nd
Transitioning to Hybrid Learning
- Support Center K-12
- Early Learning Center Developmental Preschool
- Kinder - 5th Grade
- Early Learning Center Title 1
- Early Learning Center ECEAP
- Early Learning Center Headstart
- Gates HS
- 6th - 8th Grade
- 9th - 12th Grade (except Gates HS)
As we prepare to transition into hybrid learning, it is important that we have a good sense of which students intend to learn remotely and which students intend to come back into schools for in-person instruction. Unfortunately, many of the details (around staffing, program offering, schedules, etc.) will depend on the % of students in the hybrid/full remote option. We are asking families to select their preferred model based on the information available to us at this time. We anticipate opportunities to change between hybrid and remote learning in the future if there is capacity to do so.
Fall 2020 Learning Option & Survey
Initially, the students in the hybrid learning model will receive in-person instruction a minimum of two full days/week. Some students may qualify to receive additional in-person services based on their unique learning supports (youngest learners, students with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, students receiving English Language services, students receiving LAP/Title 1 services). All students will be assigned a cohort by their school, but families will be able to request a cohort reassignment. The FPS Hybrid Learning Option consists of different learning components:
- In-person learning: Assigned students participate in in-person learning at the school site a minimum of two days/week.
- Teacher-led online learning: Assigned students participate in teacher-led online learning during a set time.
- Teacher-directed independent learning: Assigned students participate in pre-established learning activities on their own time.
Full-Remote Learning Option
Students and families that do not wish to return for in-person instruction will have the ability to continue to learn remotely. Like the current remote learning plan, students will participate in a combination of teacher led (online instruction during a set time) and teacher directed (learning activities to be completed by students on their own time). Students and families should note that they will likely have a different teacher than their current one if they select the full-remote learning option. Students will be able to transition from remote learning to hybrid learning if there is capacity in the school/class. There may be some secondary courses that will not be available in the full-remote learning option.
Hybrid/Full-remote Learning Selection
In order to plan for the transition toward hybrid learning, we ask all students and families to state their intended learning option (full remote or hybrid) preference by Monday, September 28. This will allow us to determine classes, staffing, health and safety protocols and transportation options. Students will be able to transition from one learning option to the other if there is capacity to do so. Please, click on the link below to complete the Learning Option Survey.