School Reopening Updates
- You will receive a notification of your application status by January 27, 2021.
- Model changes are effective on the first day of the second semester, February 4, 2021.
As a reminder, due to safety regulations, staff and classroom availability, and increased demand for in-person learning, requests will be individually considered and prioritized, beginning with students in the most need. Unfortunately, this means we cannot guarantee your change request will be granted.
- Applications are due December 15, 2020.
- Applications must be submitted through your Skyward account for consideration.
- You will receive a notification of your application status by January 22, 2021.
- Model changes are effective on the first day of the second semester, February 4, 2021.
Step-By-Step Request Form Instructions (click here)
Semester II – Model descriptions
In all models where on-campus learning occurs, health and safety procedures will be in place to support student and staff safety. All students, teachers, staff, and visitors on-campus must be screened prior to entry. Social distancing requirements will be established and adhered to throughout the day. Facial Coverings will be required while in classrooms, school buildings, on school buses, at school bus stops, and while attending school activities and events.
Specific exceptions may be made, should they meet criteria, and a formal plan is established with the school nurse.
High School Learning Models available for 2nd semester are:
Phase-in to On-campus
Phase-in to On-campus will be on-campus as much as possible–The “flexible” option that was available 1st semester will no longer be available. If families are concerned about coming on campus for classes, please remain in or request Option 3, Remote/Digital (APEX) learning model.
Elementary–Middle School // OPTION #1: Blended Learning
Blended Learning is for elementary and/or middle school parents who would like their children to learn in a somewhat face-to-face environment. The Blended Learning model will include full days of on-campus and full days of off-campus learning, each under the direction of a teacher.
Elementary–Middle School // OPTION #2: On-campus Learning
On-Campus Learning is for elementary and/or middle school parents who would like their children to learn in a face-to-face environment. The On-Campus model will include full days on-campus under the direction of a teacher. This option will need to include several revisions to course offerings, movement of students, food service, and general school operations.
Elementary–Middle School–High School // OPTION #3: Remote Learning
Parents choosing this model for their children should expect to commit to remote instruction for the full grading period (semester). Instruction will focus on the delivery of core content and subject areas through a consistent curriculum.
Elementary School students will work with teachers using the same curriculum that is used in the other models.
Middle School students will not have access to all courses via remote instruction. Remote learning for middle school will rely on the Digital Learning program already established, which utilizes curriculum through APEX (https://www.apexlearning.com/) Each class will have a teacher facilitating the class, checking in with students, and assisting with content as needed. Everything is done virtually and attendance is recorded based on students engaging daily in their learning. Students in this learning model will not transition to taking their digital classes on-campus. Students will be assigned two to three classes at a time each quarter.
High School students will not have access to all courses via remote instruction. Remote learning for high school will rely on the Digital Learning program already established, which utilizes curriculum through APEX (https://www.apexlearning.com/) Each class will have a teacher facilitating the class, checking in with students, and assisting with content as needed. Everything is done virtually and attendance is recorded based on students engaging daily in their learning. Students in this learning model will not transition to taking their digital classes on-campus. Students will take two to three classes at a time in 5-6-week session blocks. There are three sessions in a semester. In addition, to be on track for graduation, students must earn 7 credits. Each class is .5 credits, so each semester, a full-time digital student will take 7 digital classes to earn 3.5 credits each semester. In order to enroll in classes at CBTech, students must be enrolled in this learning model for the additional non-CBTech classes they take. Priority will be given to CBTech students for this learning model and to students who are at-risk due to health concerns.
High School // OPTION #4: Phase-in to On-Campus Learning Model
This high school model will transition between taking their courses in the following settings based on health conditions as determined by the Moses Lake District School Board and/or the Grant County Health District: Remote, Blended, On-Campus. Students will take 7 classes taught by Moses Lake High School Teachers. All students and families in this model will be expected to come to campus for classes when in the blended or on-campus phases. If families are concerned about coming on campus for classes, then they need to request or remain in the Digital learning model.
- Remote: All classes will be virtual with no classes taken on-campus. Attendance is taken daily based on engagement in learning. There will be two synchronous (Zoom, Google Meet, etc) sessions per week per class with additional learning provided by the teacher to be done asynchronously (at home).
- Blended: All classes will meet once per week on-campus in a classroom which results in students coming to campus twice a week. For the rest of the week, students will work asynchronously (at home). Attendance is taken daily based on being in class on the on-campus days and based on engaging in their learning for the off-campus days. Students are divided into two groups: Maroon (attend Mon/Tue) & Gold (attend Thur/Fri). This results in half of the On-Campus Learning Model students being on-campus at a time. Physical distancing will be in place.
- On-Campus: All classes will meet on-campus 5 days a week for full days. All students will attend all 7 of their classes 5-days a week. If phased into this setting, physical distancing will no longer be a requirement. Maximum class size = 30. Currently not available.
Learning Model Changes – Process Update 11/15/20
We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our community, families, and students differently. We also acknowledge that those impacts and circumstances may have changed in the past few months. So, as the end of our first semester draws near, we invite you to consider the learning model best fit for your child next semester.
While our hope is that your child’s current learning model (Remote, On-campus, or Blended) is meeting their learning needs, the intent of this letter is to notify you of an upcoming, formal application process to be considered for a change to a different model. If you do not wish to change your learning model, no action is required.
Beginning December 1, 2020, the Model-Change application will be available for completion and submission through your Family Skyward account. Applications must be submitted no later than 9pm, December 18, 2020 for consideration.
With the abundance of interest in changing learning models, you will be asked to identify the reason(s) for your change-application. Furthermore, due to safety regulations, staff and classroom availability, and demand for in-person learning, requests will be individually considered and prioritized beginning with students in the most need. Unfortunately, this means we cannot guarantee all change requests will be granted.
If you have submitted an application, you will be notified of your application status by January 22. Model changes will be effective on the first day of the second semester, February 4th, 2021.
We understand many of you are eager to change learning models; however, please do not contact your school, teacher, counselor, or staff with your change requests. Applications must go directly through your Skyward account. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2nd – MLHS to begin HYBRID on-campus learning, November 2nd
September 25th – COVID on-campus notification
August 27th - MLHS Begins Remote
As you may be aware, our Return-to-School Taskforce has been hard at work planning and preparing for multiple learning scenarios this fall. While the work is not over, and several precise details are in development, we want to keep you informed.
REQUIREMENTS for On-Campus Models
August 19 - Learning Model Selection Assistance
We are currently navigating a high volume of calls and requests for password assistance and support with your fall Learning Model selection. Rest assured, our team is working quickly to return all messages.
We understand the importance and urgency of your learning choice, however, please refrain from multiple calls and emails.
✏️ If you are unable to access your Skyward account or if you have not yet made your selection:
- Please contact your school. You may need to leave a message but they can aid with account access and support
- Email email@example.com Please include your name, phone, child's name, school, and model selection.
- Some schools may be working directly with you if you have not made a selection.
July 30 - School Board Meeting // Discussion and Approval of Reopening Plan
🖥 Rewatch school board discussion and approval of reopening plans here (available Friday, AM):
July 23 - Draft Proposal
July 22 - School Board Working Meeting
July 15 - Survey #1 Results
July 14 - Tentative Planning Timeline
July 9 - School Recovery Taskforce & Feedback Survey
– Safety, Training, and Orientation
– Health Screening, Hygiene, Masks
– Universal Screening & Diagnostic
– Facilities Cleaning & Disinfecting
– Transportation & Food Service
– Feedback and Grading
– Social-Emotional Needs & School-Wide Behavior Supports
– Family and Student Voice & Community Partners
FAQ - Reopening Washington Schools, OSPI