Our approach to hybrid and distance learning models take into consideration each of the following factors considered in this process, as well as our District Mission: Evergreen Elementary School District provides all students a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment where each student demonstrates a spirit of respect, responsibility, global-mindedness and a commitment to academic and civic excellence.
- Public Health Risks: To what extent can the health of students, staff, families and the general population be safeguarded while opening schools?
- Impact on Student Learning and Achievement: To what extent do students fall behind when schools are closed? To what extent are inequities exacerbated during school closures?
- Ability to Safeguard Schools: To what extent are we prepared to return to in-person learning with the right safety measures in place?
- Flexibility: To what extent are we prepared to offer learning options for students whose families may want 100% online distance learning?
As a result, safety guidelines suggest distinguishing approaches between elementary and secondary schools. Maintaining cohorts and supporting routine handwashing are key elements of most guidelines.