In-Person Classes for San Juan Island Grades K‑2

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am by

By San Juan Island School District

At a spe­cial school board meet­ing on Mon­day, Oct. 19, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors approved a hybrid return to in-per­son learn­ing for kinder­garten through 2nd grade.

At the begin­ning of the school year, the dis­trict stat­ed that after the first nine weeks of teleschool the dis­trict would reeval­u­ate to make an informed and safe deci­sion con­cern­ing the next steps for the school year.

At this time, based on all the infor­ma­tion avail­able, the superintendent’s rec­om­men­da­tion was to begin in-per­son learn­ing for the youngest stu­dents, grades K‑2, start­ing in November.

The plan is for an AM/PM mod­el for stu­dents to attend Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day. On Wednes­days, all stu­dents will be at home for inde­pen­dent remote learn­ing. All spe­cials such as PE or art will con­tin­ue online. The cur­rent sched­uled return date for each grade is:

  • Kinder­garten: Nov. 5
  • 1st Grade: Nov. 12
  • 2nd grade: Nov. 18

For now, the dis­trict has not set a spe­cif­ic time­frame for return­ing to in-per­son learn­ing for grades 3–12.

Accord­ing to Super­in­ten­dent Fred Woods, “We have been able to cre­ate a hybrid and as well as a teleschool­ing mod­el for K‑2. This is much more com­plex in the high­er grades but we are con­tin­u­ing to devel­op a plan that will meet the needs of all fam­i­lies and stu­dents. We are being very inten­tion­al to ensure stu­dent and staff safety.”

The ele­men­tary will soon be reach­ing out to K‑2 fam­i­lies with spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing this return. Details regard­ing class assign­ments and what this means for your child will be includ­ed in that com­mu­ni­ca­tion from them.

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