Peak to Peak's Reintroduction Plan

  • Peak to Peak will remain in Distance Learning
    for all grade levels from January 5th-15th, 2021.
    Additional information regarding in-person learning was sent to families on January 8th. 

    Our K-12 priorities for 2020-21 include:  
    • Health and safety (physical distancing, minimized exposure/movement, daily screenings, masks, etc.) 
    • Stable and consistent delivery of instruction and support
    • Stable cohorts of students
    • Flexibility for short and long-term closures
    • Predictability for the entire school year, smooth transitions
    • Continued focus on equity
    • Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)
     
    We are working within the health and safety guidelines provided by the school district and the public health departments. Along with the district, we are focused on the following priorities:
    • Ensure health, well-being and safety of all students and staff
    • Maximize student academic growth and achievement
    • Provide supports to teachers and staff
    • Assure operational and financial viability

IN PERSON LEARNING PLANS

  • Please click here to see the In-Person Learning Guidelines.

    The following summarizes the plan for in-person learning at each of the school levels. For the remainder of the 20-21 school year, our plans will always make allowances for families who choose to opt-out of in-person learning.

    Elementary (K-5):

    • Elementary K-5 students who select in-person learning will attend half-days, Tuesdays through Fridays starting January 26th. The remainder of the school day will include synchronous specials classes and time to complete reading, math and other assignments provided during in person lessons.
    • Students will be placed in small cohorts of 20 or less in either a morning or an afternoon in-person class. 
    • In order to accomplish this model, student rosters will change and we are not able to guarantee that students will continue to have the same homeroom teacher. Changes to homeroom teacher assignments will be emailed to families in the coming days. There will not be flexibility to request certain teachers. 
    • This hybrid model will include 4 days of instruction. The Monday Flex Day will remain in place. 
      • In-person learning time will focus on core content areas (i.e. math, reading, writing, science, social studies). 
      • Distance learning time will include synchronous specials and will focus on reinforcement (i.e. independent reading, math practice, extensions).
    • The schedule will be as follows:
      • Cohort A:  In-person Tuesday - Friday 7:45 to 10:45 a.m., Distance learning the remainder of the school day and on Mondays 
      • Cohort B:  In-person Tuesday - Friday 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.; Distance learning the remainder of the school day and on Mondays 
      • Cohort C:  DL the whole day - Tuesday - Friday with asynchronous work on the Flex Day (Monday)

     

    Middle (6-8):

    • Middle school students will continue with distance learning.
    • In-person afternoon (1:00 -3:00 p.m.) learning cohorts will significantly expand with the goal of bringing all middle school students on campus for in-person learning as soon as possible. 
    • We are implementing a progressive expansion that began last fall and includes groups of students with specialized learning needs as well as other targeted groups. 
    • Beginning January 26th, all 6th-grade students who select in-person learning will attend an afternoon onboarding session to address social-emotional learning as well as protocols and practices for a safe return to school. Following this, 6th-grade students will move to in-person learning cohorts on two afternoons per week with a focus on content areas (Humanities, Science/Math, World Languages, Electives, and SEL). 
    • Some in-person cohorts for 6th-8th grade SPED, GLT, and academic support that were established during the 1st and 2nd quarter, will resume meeting starting January 19th. Families of these students will receive emailed information regarding these cohorts.
    • Beginning January 26th, a small cohort of middle school students who have experienced specific and significant technology issues during distance learning will begin meeting full-day, in-person. These students will continue to participate in morning distance learning activities, but from a designated space on campus. Families of these students will receive emailed information regarding this cohort.
    • Based on the success of the designed ramp-up for 6th-grade students, we will then expand to include all 7th and 8th-grade students who select in-person learning using a similar model. 
    • The pace at which we are able to implement this progressive expansion will depend on the tools and data described below. This progressive expansion is a very nuanced approach that will require diligence and attention to detail. 

     

    High (9-12):

      • High school students continue with distance learning. 

     

    • In-person afternoon (1:00 -3:00 p.m.) learning cohorts will significantly expand with the goal of bringing all high school students on campus for in-person learning as soon as possible. 

     

    • We are implementing a progressive expansion that began last fall and includes groups of students with specialized learning needs as well as other targeted groups. 
    • Beginning January 26th, all 9th-grade students who opt to participate in in-person cohorts will attend in the afternoon twice per week with a focus on rotating content areas based on students’ passion areas (Humanities, Science/Math, Art, Physical Education, and SEL) and will include academic support options. 
    • Based on the success of the designed ramp-up for 9th-grade students, we will then expand to include all 12th-grade students who select in-person learning using a similar model. All 10th and 11th-grade students will follow accordingly.
    • Some of the small in-person cohorts for students identified for additional support or for specific lessons or content that merit an in-person experience will resume meeting starting January 19th. Families of these students will receive emailed information regarding these cohorts.
    • The pace at which we are able to implement this progressive expansion will depend on the tools and data described below. This progressive expansion is a very nuanced approach that will require diligence and attention to detail.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING INFORMATION

  • BAASC Availability for K-5 Students Attending Half-Days

  • K-5 Half-Day Schedule

  • K-5 Distance Learners

  • Lunch Impacts

  • Transportation Impacts

  • Health and Safety Protocols

  • The Challenges of “HyFlex”

  • Staffing and Scheduling at Elementary vs. Secondary

FAQ's about in-person learning

  • Why is the school waiting until the 26th to bring a significant number of students on campus?

  • Is the community spread data supporting this decision? How is the school considering the impact of holiday gatherings and the new virus variant which are likely to impact community spread?

  • Do we have to commit to in-person or distance learning for the remainder of the school year, or can we change our minds?

  • What are the conditions that have to be met in order for the school to return to more normal in-person learning for all students, K-12?

  • How has the school improved ventilation and air circulation on campus?

  • What is meant by “Quality instruction?”

  • What will secondary students be doing during afternoon cohort time? Will it be like in-person office hours, with a student having the opportunity to work on challenge areas with the teacher? Will it be a deep dive on a specific topic?

  • Why can’t the kindergarten students be at school in larger groups like BAASC, those students are crossing cohorts anyway?

  • How will social distancing be maintained during in-person learning?

  • During Phases 3 and 4, when students are on campus, will they attend PE classes indoors?

  • During Phases 3 and 4, will wind instruments and singing be permitted on campus?