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Port Angeles School District Reopening Status Information

Our district will move through the stages in either direction based on community COVID-19 rates per 100K over the last 14 days and the success rate of implementing safety protocols in our schools. Department of Health (DOH) guidance regarding COVID-19 cases per 100K:

High Level: More than 75 cases per 100,000 in 14 days is considered a high COVID-19 activity level for a community. At this level, DOH recommends distance learning with the option for pmited in-person learning who need it most – such as children with disabipties. Sports and extracurricular activities should remain on pause.

Moderate Level: 25–75 cases per 100,000 in 14 days is considered a moderate COVID-19 activity level. At this level, DOH recommends distance learning as described above, with gradual expansion of in-person education, beginning with elementary students. Younger students under the age of 10 benefit the most from in-person learning while also posing less risk for transmitting COVID-19 than older students. Most sports and extracurricular activities should remain on pause.

Low Level: Below 25 cases per 100,000 in 14 days is considered a low COVID-19 activity level. At this level, DOH recommends in-person learning for all elementary students (must follow social distance requirements) and hybrid learning for middle and high school, eventually moving to in-person for middle and high school.

Individual Status Descriptions

Stage 1: 100% Online (high level)

All students participate in distance learning.

Stage 2: Hybrid (low - moderate levels)

The hybrid model will be implemented in a staged approach. This will be rolling re-entry that will hopefully more quickly get more students inside the classroom.

In our A/B hybrid model, students will return to in-person learning two days each week and will have distance learning three days a week when they are not in the building. In this model, students at each school will divided into two groups - Group A and Group B.

Group A will attend school every Monday and Thursday for in-person instruction and will do distance learning Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Group B will do distance learning Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and will attend school every Tuesday and Friday for in-person instruction. Wednesdays will be reserved as an additional cleaning/disinfecting day, as well as staff planning, training and family/student check-in.

During distance learning days, students and families can expect a robust distance learning system. This is being developed by a team of district educators, leaders, and staff. They are outlining the systems, processes, and professional development teachers will use to ensure that students and families have a streamlined experience while distance learning.

• Stage 2.1: Hybrid Step 1

Our youngest learners (K-2) will participate onsite with in-person instruction two days per week (A/B Schedule). There will be a staggered start between grade levels when beginning the A/B Schedule. PASD provides a continuum of service options for students with an IEP. Through the IEP team process, services will be prioritized for students at the highest level of that continuum. This includes students in the Resource 2 classrooms, Developmental Kindergarten and Developmental Preschool. All other students participate in distance learning.

• Stage 2.2: Hybrid Step 2

All students from Step 1, as well as students in grades 3-6 participate onsite with in-person instruction two days per week (A/B Schedule). There will be a staggered start between grade levels when beginning the A/B Schedule. All other students participate in distance learning.

• Stage 2.3: Hybrid Step 3

All students from Step 2, as well as students in grades 7 and 9 participate onsite with in-person instruction two days per week (A/B Schedule). All other students participate in distance learning.

• Stage 2.4: Hybrid Step 4

All students participate onsite with in-person instruction two days per week (A/B Schedule).

Stage 3: Traditional Learning (low level)

All students participate onsite with in-person instruction five days per week.