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Hybrid & Virtual Learning FAQs

Please keep in mind that any return to instruction is going to require collaboration with all parties involved to ensure the safest environment for everyone.  The more we stay together and follow the plans, the more likely we are to be successful and continue taking care of our students.
 
Q: WHAT KIND OF PROCEDURES AND SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS?

A: The following video has been created to share some of the safety measures that will be in place when students return to in-person instruction.  It outlines some things like wearing masks, student direction of travel, cleaning procedures and more.  Please take a moment to watch the video and get a feel for what campus will look like when students in Hybrid group "O2" return next Tuesday.

Link to Video: https://youtu.be/SNhBwSNj4XQ

Here's a brief list of some of the important safety measures that we will have in place to help ensure our return is effective and safe:

  1. Masks will be REQUIRED!  All students MUST wear a mask.
  2. Class sizes will be lower than 20 (may exceed in cases where students are outdoors).
  3. Plexiglass desk dividers.
  4. Plexiglass dividers for teachers.
  5. Temperature checks in first period using wall mounted thermometers in all classrooms.
  6. Adjusted student path of travel to eliminate/reduce student overlap (all counterclockwise movement).
  7. Snack/break rotation to significantly reduce the number of students out of class at one time.
Q: HOW DO I FIGURE OUT WHICH GROUP I BELONG TO?

A: When we transition to the Hybrid learning model, students will be in one of 3 groups:
1) DL - Online learning only
2) O1 - Hybrid, on campus Mondays and Thursdays
3) O2 - Hybrid, on campus Tuesdays and Fridays

Students will continue to participate on Wednesdays in the same manner as there are currently.

Below are instructions to find what group your student has been assigned.

Log into Aeries and navigate to the "Student Info" tab.  Under "Student Info" tab click on "Demographics."

Once in the Demographics screen, on the bottom right of the screen, there will be a field titled “Hybrid/DL.”

There are 3 different tags that students will see:

DL – Distance Learning.  These students have opted to remain online for the duration of the first semester and WILL NOT be on campus.

O1 – Hybrid Group A.  These students will attend class on campus on Mondays and Thursdays.  They will Livestream on Tuesdays and Fridays.

O2 – Hybrid Group B.  These students will attend class on campus on Tuesdays and Fridays.  They will Livestream on Mondays and Thursdays.

Is there an issue with the tag applied to you/your student?  Please complete the form that was emailed to you (you can also find it in the Communications tab in Aeries).

Please note:  Where possible, all households have been placed on the same date.  We apologize, but we cannot make special requests to change hybrid reporting days.  A tremendous amount of time has been spent balancing students to maintain low/balanced numbers on campus and in classrooms.  The only requests we can accommodate are those requesting to change from hybrid to online.

Q: What does the hybrid bell schedule look like?

A: The bell schedule is listed below:

HYBRID BELL SCHEDULe

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Period

Start

End

0

7:05 AM

7:50 AM

1

8:00 AM

8:45 AM

2

8:55 AM

9:55 AM

3

10:05 AM

10:45 AM

4

10:55 AM

11:35 AM

5

11:45 AM

12:25 PM

6

12:35 PM

1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

1:45 PM

The students’ day will end at 1:15. Lunch will be a “Grab-and-Go” type format to help discourage students from congregating on campus.  There will also be additional time after lunch for students in RSP classes who require support.

Q: Are masks mandatory? 

A: YES! Masks will be mandatory at all times with the one exception being when students are outside on break and 6 ft apart from one another. Masks must be cloth and adhere to CDC recommendations. Unfortunately, gaiters and face shields are not acceptable forms of face coverings. Please see the document below for more detailed information.

Q: Can I choose online now and then return to in-person when my child and I are ready to return?

A: We are asking that parents and students choose their preferred option and stay on that path until the end of first semester.  This will allow teachers and administration to plan for the number of students on campus and in class.  We cannot have students move back and forth between options without proper planning and notice.  Depending on where numbers are, there is a possibility that we revisit an option to join the in-person model at the quarter.

Q: What does livestream look like and how will it work?

A: Students who are livestreaming will log in to Zoom or Google Meeting links at the start of the class where the teacher will be presenting or working with students who are on campus in the classroom.  Our current plan is to leverage the technology we have been provided by Measure S to allow students who are participating remotely the ability  to interact with the teacher and other students via Zoom, Google Meets, Google Docs or other means.  At the very minimum, students who are remote will be able to “watch” class.  They will be able to see and hear everything that is being discussed by the teacher. 

Q: How will athletics work?

A: The California Department of Public Health has already published guidelines for youth sports.  Our coaches have worked with our athletic directors to create plans that meet or exceed the guidelines set forth by state officials.  Information about tryouts has been shared or will be shared as it is available.  For additional information, please contact the coach.

Q: How will extracurricular activities work?

A: We are exploring ways to begin some extracurricular activities.  As these become available, we will share them.

Q: Are there any plans for drop-off and pick-up that we need to be aware of?

A: In order to limit congestion and student congregation, we are asking that all 9th and 10th grade students be dropped off in the back parking lot (off of El Camino Real) and all 11th and 12th grade students enter through the front parking lot off Bryan.  In case where there are households with multiple students in multiple grade levels, please use the front lot off of Bryan Ave.

Keep in mind, these are the first FAQs we've had time to address.  More answers will come as we know them and are able to share.