December 17

We continue to plan for and prepare our buildings and classrooms for all PK-12 students to return to Pathway 1B - Hybrid Plan beginning Monday, January 4. Upon our return the Hybrid A/B student groupings established at the beginning of the school year will remain the same for all students.

We are pleased to share updates to our Hybrid Pathway to maximize student learning as well as support social and emotional well-being. The adjustments we have made reflect our ongoing commitment to both continuity and improvement in learning opportunities.

Students in PK through 4th grade will stay in their same A/B groups but will attend five days a week through an A/B half day schedule. This change offers the benefit of daily and consistent in person instruction, knowing that teacher-student interactions are critical for  our students. PK through 4th grade students at  Monroe and Plain City Elementary Schools will be attending school five days a week in an A/B Half-Day Schedule. Students in Group A will attend school during the morning from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., while students in Group B will be attending in the afternoon from 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Our students in grades 5 through 12 attending Canaan Middle School, Jonathan Alder Junior High and Jonathan Alder High School will continue to follow the Hybrid schedule from the fall; Group A students will attend Mondays and Tuesdays and Group B students will attend Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be synchronous remote learning days following the current structure of students attending their scheduled classes at a set time, allowing for students to have more instructional time with teachers. Please look for communication from your building and classrooms for more specific information regarding Wednesday’s synchronous learning schedule and structure. 

Our principals will be sharing more specific information, reminders and updates regarding their respective student groupings, synchronous schedules, food service and busing information in their building newsletters, emails and websites.

As we return to the Hybrid Pathway on Monday, January 4, we believe it is important to note that student and teacher quarantines/isolations may have a significant impact on our ability to maintain operational and educational consistency within our classrooms and buildings. The type of Pathway chosen may be dependent upon student, teacher and staff COVID-19 absenteeism and access to licensed substitutes.   Appropriate staffing levels are critical to be able to provide for the health and safety of all involved.

There has been no decision as to the duration of any one of our Educational Pathways. All of our plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions, data about the status of the pandemic, and updates, guidance and orders received from public health and government officials.

We will continue to provide updates through district and building level websites, emails, and newsletters.  You may also visit our District’s website to review the Madison County Health Case Contact & Quarantine Guidelines, and our COVID-19 Dashboard.

Please have a wonderful Winter Break and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Happy Holidays!

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