PWCS Hybrid Learning
Posted on 04/20/2021
R2L In Person Learning

Updated: February 24, 2021
PWCS is operating under a 50 percent hybrid model. Pre-K through third grade students who elected in-person instruction were phased in to the buildings from November-January. Fourth through 12th-grade students who indicated an in-person preference will be phased in under the 50/50 model by March 3, 2021. Those students currently receiving four day in-person instruction will continue to do so. All students who have opted to remain virtual-only will continue to remain virtual. Students who wish to change from in-person to virtual may contact their school directly to request the change.

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Update - February 19, 2021

Revised timeline

School Board Reaffirms In-person Return Plan

During its February 17 meeting, the School Board reaffirmed to maintain the previously announced in-person return dates for those students choosing to attend in person.

Under the adopted plan, the following is being implemented:

  • Fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth grades will  start in-person (for those who chose to do so) for House A on February 25 and House B on February 26.
  • Seventh, eighth, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades will start in-person for those who chose to do so) for House A on March 2 and House B on March 3.
  • All students currently in-person will remain as scheduled, including PreK through third grades, special education students and English language learners.
  • Career and Technology Education (CTE) Phase 1 and Phase 2 students will continue Monday classes as scheduled until secondary students are phased in for in-person instruction.
  • All bell schedules, including for virtual-only students, will change effective February 23.
  • All students who have opted to remain virtual-only will continue to remain virtual. Students who wish to change from in-person to virtual may contact their school directly to request the change.
  • The Superintendent has the authority to take such measures as necessary to protect the health and safety of students and staff, including measures needed to respond to the impact of the pandemic on individual schools. 

Upon request of the Superintendent, Division Counsel, Mary McGowan, clarified that, with the exception of the schedule/plan approved by the School Board for students returning to in-person learning (set forth in the first six paragraphs of the motion), the Superintendent retains his authority to take such other measures as are necessary to protect the health and safety of students or respond to the impact of the pandemic on individual schools. Any changes to the School Board approved schedule/plan require further action by the Board.

 View bell times (start and end to the school day).

Bus schedules are available in ParentVue.

 

 

 

50/50 Hybrid Schedule for 2020-21 School Year

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Virtual Day - asynchronous at-home learning for students using Canvas

Planning and PD for Teachers - Teachers office hours, additional individual/small group learning support, and counseling support available and/or provided as appropriate

Identified vulnerable attend school in-person Identified vulnerable attend school in-person Identified vulnerable attend school in-person Identified vulnerable attend school in-person
House A attends school in-person House B attends school in-person House A attends school in-person House B attends school in-person
House B learns synchronously with in-person student via-live streaming of instruction House A learns synchronously with in-person student via-live streaming of instruction House B learns synchronously with in-person student via-live streaming of instruction House A learns synchronously with in-person student via-live streaming of instruction
House C (all virtual) learns synchronously with and/or without in-person students as appropriate to the teacher/class assignment House C (all virtual) learns synchronously with and/or without in-person students as appropriate to the teacher/class assignment House C (all virtual) learns synchronously with and/or without in-person students as appropriate to the teacher/class assignment House C (all virtual) learns synchronously with and/or without in-person students as appropriate to the teacher/class assignment