At last nights’ board of directors meeting, Superintendent Dr. Erin Slater and Director of Curriculum/Instruction and Student Services, Kim Harmon released details regarding a return to learn plan for the first trimester of Fall of 2020.
Based on survey data from families, guidance from the state, and holding the safety of students and staff as a high priority, the FMCSD is planning to return to fall face to face teaching in a hybrid learning model.
What does FMCSD’s hybrid learning model look like?
Each student in K-12 returning for face to face instruction will be assigned a group, either A or B. Groups will alternate between in person instruction and remote/online instruction on a weekly basis. Students from the same household will be placed in the same group.
|Week 1||Week 2|
|Face to face instruction||Group A||Group B|
|Remote/Online instruction||Group B||Group A|
Why did we choose the hybrid model?
Parent survey results indicated that 55.7% of parents preferred a hybrid or on-line only model and 44.2% preferred a face to face only model. The largest concern from all parents was the safety of their children. The hybrid model allows for more social distancing while providing learning in both face to face and on-line formats using the same curriculum.
Can I choose online learning instead of the hybrid model?
Yes. Families may choose 100% online learning for the entire first trimester.
What does the online only model look like?
- Mandatory attendance
- Mandatory assessments
- FMCSD teacher and curriculum
For more information please see our Online Learning Plan.
Sign up for this alternative to the hybrid model is available here. Families selecting the online only option will be asked to complete both the standard district registration process and in addition, the Online Learning Sign Up form.
When will I know what group my student is in?
For students in the face to face hybrid learning model, families will be receiving an A/B week schedule in the next two weeks.