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 FAQs: Wednesdays

What's the new plan for Wednesdays?
In our updated plan, released on Friday, Aug. 21, Wednesdays will be early dismissal days for ALL elementary students who chose in-person instruction, instead of Wednesday attendance potentially fluctuating from week to week. That means all K-5 students who chose in-person instruction are invited to participate in what we're calling What I Need Wednesdays, or WIN Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23. Wednesdays will focus on intervention for students who need support, and additional rigor for students who are excelling. 

What does the first week of school look like?
The first day of school is now Tuesday, Sept. 8. Here's what to expect in September:

  • All middle and high school students (6-12) will follow their regularly scheduled start times and bell schedule remotely on Tuesday, Sept. 8. In-person middle and high school students should plan to attend school in-person for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 10. 
  • Elementary students (K-5) who chose in-person instruction:
    -Tuesday, Sept. 8: Last names A-K will attend in person; last names L-Z will stay home.
    -Wednesday, Sept. 9: Last names L-Z will attend in person; last names A-K will stay home.
    -Thursday, Sept. 10: Full attendance day for all K-5 students.
    -Friday, Sept. 11: Full attendance day for all K-5 students.   
  • Elementary students who chose remote-only instruction will log on to connect remotely on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and continue connecting remotely the rest of the week.
  • Early Childhood: Both in-person and remote instruction will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Families will receive more information soon. 

When does the shortened schedule start?
The shortened schedule for Wednesdays will not start until Sept. 23.

How will schedules look different for in-person instruction vs. remote-only instruction?

Elementary

In-person InstructionRemote Model
Sept. 8: Kids A-K full daySept. 8: Begin remote instruction for all
Sept. 9: Kids L-Z full day 
Sept. 10: All kids (A-Z) in-person
 
Sept. 16: Remote Learning 
Sept. 16: Remote Learning

Sept. 23: Early release day: students attend 7:35 - 11 a.m. WIN Wednesday model begins 

Sept. 23: Early release day: students engaged in remote learning WIN Wednesday 7:35 - 11 a.m.

WIN Wednesday model begins

 

Secondary

In-person InstructionRemote Model
Sept. 8: Synchronous Remote Learning for all students (students will learn together in real time with a teacher) 
Sept. 8: Synchronous Remote Learning for all students (students will learn together in real time with a teacher) 
Sept. 9: Asynchronous Remote Learning for all students (students learn at their own pace, independently)
Sept. 9: Asynchronous Remote Learning for all students (students learn at their own pace, independently)
Sept. 10: In-person attendanceSept. 10: Asynchronous Remote learning (students learn at their own pace, independently) 
Sept. 11: Asynchronous Remote Learning (students learn at their own pace, independently)
Sept. 11: Synchronous Remote Learning (students learn in real time with a teacher) 
Sept. 16: Asynchronous Remote Learning for all students (students learn at their own pace, independently) Sept. 16: Asynchronous Remote Learning for all students (students learn at their own pace, independently)

Sept. 23: Early release day; students learn remotely

Middle School:  9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

High School: 8:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

 

WIN Wednesday model begins

Sept. 23: Early release day; students learn remotely

Middle School:  9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

High School: 8:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

 

WIN Wednesday model begins

 

What will be provided to students on Wednesdays?
We're calling these WIN Wednesdays, or What I Need Wednesdays. The goal is to provide a much-needed social-emotional component and intervention/enrichment supports into our back-to-school plans. 

Why are Wednesdays a shortened day for K-5 students?
We want to give teachers additional time for professional development and planning each week. 

Are Early Childhood students included in the shortened schedule on Wednesdays?
No. Early Childhood students will follow a full five-day in-person or remote instructional plan. The shortened schedule on Wednesday is for K-12 students. 

Will students in self-contained special education classes participate in the shortened Wednesday schedule?
Students in a self-contained special education class will attend on Wednesdays for a full day of instruction and support. Students at all grade levels in self-contained special education classes will start with a full school day on Sept. 8 and continue with a full five days each week.


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