Superintendent Update 7/6/2020
We have formed a district committee to continue to plan for this fall. As stated in the last weekly message, below are the three possible scenarios for this fall:
In-person learning for all students: All students attending school with enforcement of social distancing and other safety protocols in place.
Hybrid model with strict social distancing and capacity limits: Similar to #1 but with only 50% capacity of students in the building.
Distance Learning Only: Very similar to what we did this past spring.
One of the major components we continue to consider when planning for this fall is the options of Synchronous learning versus Asynchronous learning. Synchronous learning is online or distance education that happens in real time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs through online channels without real-time interaction. Our model last spring during the Distance Learning plan was more of an asynchronous learning model. Many hybrid learning models will include a blend of both asynchronous and synchronous online learning. It is very possible we will be using a blend of these two learning platforms in all three scenarios listed above.
Our committee will continue to meet throughout July as we move closer to the July 27th date when the Minnesota Department of Education is expected to release more specific information on how schools across the state will open this fall.
We have many activities starting up today. Safety protocols have been put in place. We ask that all students/athletes/parents please follow these protocols. The biggest issue is if the student/athlete does not feel well, they should stay home. I know all of our students/athletes are very excited to be back in the building.
Greg Winter, Superintendent