The Highlands School District Task Force is exploring the option of returning our students to school four days a week. The recommendation is to return students to in-person learning Monday through Thursday with Friday remaining a remote learning day for all students. Students and staff will still need to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Due to the increased number of students in classrooms, on buses and in cafeterias and common areas, it will likely not be possible for students to maintain 6-feet apart for the majority of the day.
Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey via the link below so that we can make an informed decision. Option descriptions listed within the survey are explained below.
If you have more than one child in the district, please complete a survey for each of them.
The survey will close on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:00 p.m. Thank you.
4 DAYS IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION--four days of in-person learning Monday through Thursday, 1 day of remote learning on Fridays. Students and staff will be required to follow guidelines by wearing masks, social distancing and practicing good hygiene during in-person instruction. Due to the increased number of students in classrooms, on buses and in cafeterias and common areas, it will likely not be possible for students to maintain 6 feet apart for the majority of the day. Remote instruction on Fridays will involve both synchronous (students joining via technology to the live instruction and interacting with peers and teachers) and asynchronous activities (students working on their own to complete assignments).
FULL REMOTE LEARNING--five days of remote learning using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities. Students will join their classes via Google Classroom and Zoom. NOTE: THIS OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES OF STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE HYBRID MODEL AND DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE HAVING THEIR CHILD(REN) RETURN TO FOUR DAYS IN PERSON WITH LARGER NUMBERS.
HIGHLANDS VIRTUAL ACADEMY--full remote learning, 5 days a week, using the Edgenuity or Accelerate platforms. NOTE: STUDENTS WHO ARE ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE HVA PROGRAM WOULD REMAIN IN THIS PROGRAM IF THEY DECLINE THE 4 DAYS IN PERSON INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL.