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Elementary Families: Please Take the K-5 Hybrid Learning Intent Survey

UPDATE January 12, 2021: Please Read

The Shoreline School Board heard a presentation on in-person hybrid learning planning and recommendations at their January 11 meeting. You can find the presentation slides HERE. You can also view a recording of that presentation and discussion HERE.

Staff are currently reviewing the discussion, feedback and public comment that has been received. We expect to share additional details and information on the hybrid learning implementation plan this week. 

In the meantime, the K-5 Hyrbid Learning Intent Survey (English - Spanish - Amharic) will be extended. We will share the new deadline for completing the survey when the additional information on the hybrid learning implementation plan is shared.  

January 6, 2021

Dear Shoreline Elementary Families,

This is an important message, please read it in its entirety.

As we prepare to offer an in-person hybrid learning option for K-5 students, we are seeking information regarding your intent to have your child continue with 100% remote learning OR shift to in-person hybrid learning when it becomes available.

The hybrid learning option will include a mix of in-person learning at your current school and online remote learning. 

Even if you have completed previous surveys, it is very important to complete the survey linked at the bottom of this email. This survey asks for specific student information so that we know which students intend to participate in each of the learning models. This information is important for us to have in order to finalize staffing plans.

If you are a parent/guardian of a K-5 student in a self-contained special education classroom and already provided your information in the survey sent to you before winter break, you do not need to complete this survey for your child in that program.

Please read this information completely BEFORE you complete your survey(s) linked at the bottom. You should submit one survey for each of your children in grades K-5. 

Staff and parents/guardians will receive at least two weeks’ notice before beginning hybrid instruction. We expect a recommended timeline will be shared at the January 11 school board meeting. If the potential timeline will impact your decision, please wait to submit your response after that information is shared following that meeting.

Class Assignments

This survey will help us determine class assignments and configurations. While we cannot guarantee students will remain with their current classroom teacher in either learning model, our preference is to maintain current classroom assignments to the extent possible. Regardless of current teacher, families should make independent choices about participating in either learning model. Similarly, staff will determine their availability to work on-site, either because they meet the CDC’s definition of “high-risk worker” or they have other responsibilities that limit their availability.

We expect students in the hybrid learning model will be split into two cohorts:

  • Cohort A would attend school in person in the mornings on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week. They would then do remote learning in the afternoons and all day on Wednesdays.
  • Cohort B would attend school in person in the afternoons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week. They would then do remote learning in the mornings and all day on Wednesdays.

The hybrid instructional bell schedule is being finalized, but we anticipate start and end times to the school day will remain similar to the current schedule.

Health and Safety
Safety protocols will be guided by the DOH K-12 Schools Guidance, DOH School In-Person Learning Decision Tree, Public Health COVID-19 Response Toolkit and OSPI Employer Health & Safety Requirements for School Scenarios documents. Some of the general protocols include:

  • Masks must be worn by all staff and students when on campus or school buses.
  • Families are expected to provide their own masks for their children, but schools will have an emergency supply for those who do not. Students will be accommodated if unable to wear a face mask.
  • Each student and staff member will be required to attest they are symptom-free prior to attending school each day.
  • Each of the classroom cohorts will consist of 15 or fewer students.
  • Classroom seating will be spaced out at least six feet apart and activities will be organized to maintain a distance of at least six feet to the extent possible.
  • A school nurse will be on-site at each school.
  • Designated routes through schools to maintain social distancing.
  • Air filters upgraded to MERV13 as recommended by CDC.
  • Daily deep disinfecting between cohorts of students.
  • On school buses, students will be seated to maintain recommended distancing and windows will be open to increase ventilation.
  • Meals will be available and served to adhere to physical distancing requirements.

FAQ Page
You can find answers to other frequently asked questions HERE.

Please complete the survey here in English -- Spanish -- or Amharic