Transition to Blended Learning Trimester 3

As COVID-19 rates in our community have dropped significantly, we have been able to begin returning to in-person learning for our elementary students this week. After consultation with the state’s regional support team, we are pleased that we can transition to blended learning at FAHS in the third trimester, beginning with ninth graders on March 15 at RAHS, and students in grades 10 - 12 at both high schools on March 29.

In our blended learning model, we will have students come into the building one day a week with a focused amount of time with their HOMES teacher in the morning. After their extended advisory time, students will attend their other classes via Zoom while being in the building with their advisor. The other three days students will attend classes from home. If you choose blended learning, we will inform you which day you will be assigned to come in the building at a later time. Fridays will be an asynchronous learning day for all students.

We will assume that your previous selection is still your preference, unless you notify us that you wish to change your preference. Please contact our office at laura.freer@isd623.org or 651.604.3800, option 1 as soon as possible if you wish to change your preference. Please contact us by the end of Friday, February 5. We will do everything we can to honor change requests.

We know that this is an important milestone for many students and families, and we are pleased the state continues to review the latest science and data to inform their guidance on what is safe for adults and young people. We also know that returning to in-person school may not be best for every family, and we are committed to providing distance learning for the entire school year. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out, and watch for additional opportunities such as town hall meetings and Facebook Live sessions to learn more. You can learn more about our schools and COVID-19 at isd623.org/COVID19