Students in kindergarten and grades 1-3 at Applegate Elementary School will begin full time in-person classes on September 14, 2020. Students in grades 4-12 will start distance learning classes on that same date.
The announcement came at the August 6, 2020 meeting of the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District Board of Directors. In addition, the Board gave its approval for the district’s the Operational Blueprint for School Reentry 2020-21.
The Operational Blueprint and a companion Comprehensive Disease Management Plan are required by the Oregon Department of Education in order for districts in Oregon to begin fall classes.
Crow-Applegate-Lorane’s startup timeline delays classes by one week to allow school staff to meet with every K-12 student and family in parent-teacher-conference style meetings.
Teachers with students in grades 4-12 will offer students and families a chance to meet, checkout textbooks and/or Chromebooks, and discuss ways to help kids adapt to the elevated rigor of Comprehensive Distance Learning.
Teachers with students in kindergarten through grade 3 will co-teach small groups of students in person, alternating with a designated classified staff member. These “stable cohorts” of students will reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and simplify contact tracing should an exposure of the coronavirus be reported.
Parents of K-3 children will have an opportunity to meet with their teachers and support staff to ask questions and review the process for arrival/dismissal, screening for symptoms, cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces, meals and recess, and the delivery of instruction.
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