Thank you for participating in our survey. The data collected provided us with the necessary data to begin implementing plans for bringing students back on site. We are happy to report that students will safely begin back at Creslane next week starting with our kindergarten and first grades. Creslane staff have been hard at work planning and preparing to welcome students back into our building. In previous communications I shared with you our plans for limited in-person instruction (LIPI). The LIPI guidance allows for us to bring students back in groups of 20 or less, for no more than 2 hours at a time, with students in no more than 2 cohorts. I am excited to share our plans for hybrid learning.
Hybrid Learning at Creslane
Grade levels will begin bringing students on site with a limited in-person model followed by hybrid. With hybrid learning we will bring students back based on our space and staffing. Students will be placed in cohorts of no more than 100 people, however, in most cases cohorts will be the size of their classroom. In hybrid, students will attend school in the AM or PM for three hours in addition to online learning with their teachers at home. Having two cohorts allows us to implement the safety guidelines provided in the Ready Schools Safe Learners guidance from Oregon Department of Education.
Our hope is to keep things as consistent as we can while increasing the amount of contact time on-site. Each grade level’s limited in-person and hybrid plans will be somewhat different allowing for us to accommodate specific populations in those groups. Below is an overview of what on-site learning will look like at Creslane Elementary School. Because the data collected in our survey varied by grade level, more specific details about what an on-site school day looks like will be shared with parents before it begins.
What will the LIPI model look like at school?
- Students follow their morning CDL schedule logging into their virtual classrooms daily.
- Students will attend school in small cohorts, 1-2 days a week, 12:00-2:00pm.
- Extensive health and safety measures include face masks, distancing, cleaning, hygiene and ventilation in place.
What will the hybrid model look like at school?
- Combination of synchronous in-person and on-screen learning.
- Students will attend online learning AM or PM.
- Students will attend in-person learning AM or PM for three hours.
- Free school meals offered to all students.
- Less asynchronous learning for students in hybrid.
Note: Students strictly in CDL will continue with Acellus and other teacher assigned work to be completed asynchronously.
What about students in the academy?
Two weeks before hybrid, grade level teams will begin planning cohorts and contacting parents. For the parents of students in the COA, who have completed the online survey indicating you were interested in your students participating in on-site learning, you will be contacted by the office. COA parents are welcome to contact Amy Halley for questions about this transition.
K-3 Tentative Timeline for Return
* Date subject to change, however the goal is before Spring Break.
** Plans for 4th and 5th grade return to on-site learning will be shared soon.
As your child’s date approaches to be back on-site for instruction, teachers will be communicating more specific plans for what that will entail.
Next week the Creslane administrators will be providing you with an informational video where we will outline more details of what on-site learning will look like. This will include sharing new routines and safety protocols, as well as procedures that will be different from years past.
Amy Halley Christi Nicholson
Principal Assistant Principal