Road To Return:DCSD 2020-2021

Road To Return: DCSD 2020-2021
Posted on 07/06/2020
Road To Return: DCSD 2020-21

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  • At a special meeting on July 25, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously approved a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Thomas Tucker and DCSD staff to start the 2020-2021 school year on a hybrid schedule. A hybrid schedule organizes preschool through twelfth-grade students into cohorts that will rotate between two days of in-person learning and three days of eLearning from home each week.

    A 100% eLearning model will also be offered to families who prefer that option.

    The first week of school (the week of August 17) will be a student orientation week where only 20% of students attend school each day (20% of students attend on Monday, 20% on Tuesday, etc).

    More details will be provided to the community in the coming days, including details about the upcoming Express Check-In process where families can select either the hybrid or 100% eLearning option.
  • eLearning: An eLearning option will be available at each school as an alternative for families who prefer their student(s) continue learning remotely. Students will engage with their instructor(s) on a daily basis with a curriculum that is aligned with Colorado state standards to help students build upon fundamental skills.

  • Cohorts: Schools will group students into cohorts in order to limit class sizes to enable physical distancing.

  • Meals: Students will eat all meals in the cafeteria following health and safety guidelines. Lunch times may be staggered to limit the number of students inside the cafeteria at any given time.

  • Transportation: Bus transportation will be available for eligible students following the health and safety guidelines including face coverings and reduced capacity.

  • Visitors: Outside visitors to school buildings will be limited.