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Hybrid Learning Model

Learning models dial- distance learning K-12
* Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools will start the school year in the Hybrid Learning Model for all students in grades K-12.

It is likely that our district will “turn the dial” between all three learning models: Hybrid, Distance and In-Person Learning (or a combination of them) throughout the school year.

Click here to learn PLSAS's process for determining if/when we “turn the dial” to a different district learning model.


In the Hybrid model, all students will learn through a combination of Distance Learning at home and In-Person Learning at school with strict social distancing and capacity limits. What to Expect Flyer

Key Features- All grade levels

Guiding principles:

  • Ensure learning environments are safe
  • Provide as much time in school as possible
  • Provide flexibility and additional time to support individual student learning needs

Outdoor learning

There will be increased outdoor-learning time for all classes.

Required for in-person and hybrid learning

  • Face Covering Policy
  • PPE for direct support student services
  • Build routines of hygiene education & practices
  • Daily cleaning and frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces throughout the day
  • Building-level COVID-19 program coordinator, with optional student counterpart
  • Limiting nonessential visitors/volunteers/external groups
  • Discontinue large gatherings/activities that do not allow for social distancing
  • Monitoring and excluding for illness

Equitable access to technology

Each student will be issued a district device and will have access to all district-provided online resources

  • K-1: iPad
  • 2-5: Chromebook
  • 6-12: iPad

 

Required for Hybrid Learning

  • Social distancing of 6 feet at all times in school buildings
  • School facilities at 50% capacity
  • Sufficient staffing levels to meet the requirements of the model

Because of the need for social distancing, every child cannot be at school at the same time


K-12 Hybrid Model with Flex Instruction Day
To reduce the number of students in the school building at any time, students will be assigned to either Group A or Group B.

Group A Students- Weekly Schedule

Group A students will attend school in-person on Mondays and Thursdays, with teacher-facilitated learning at-home on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Mon.

School In-Person

Tue.

Learning at-home

Wed.

FLEX

THU.

School In-Person

Fri.

Learning at-home

Group B Students- Weekly Schedule

Group B students will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Fridays, with teacher-facilitated learning at-home on Mondays and Thursdays.

Mon.

Learning at-home

Tue.

School In-Person

Wed.

FLEX

THU.

Learning at-home

Fri.

School In-Person

Flexible (Flex) Instruction Days– Wednesdays

Most Wednesdays will be Flex Days where the majority of students attend at-home and complete teacher-assigned work remotely (attendance will be taken). Some students would attend school in-person for individual or small group student interventions, enrichment or specific classes. Students who are in person on a Flex Day will be released from school two hours early and they can continue their learning from home.

Student A & B Group Assignments

Group assignments are posted in Infinite Campus.

  • Groups are designed around the health and safety of learners and staff, individual learning needs and transportation.
  • We will not be able to accommodate requests to change groups.
  • If you need Infinite Campus login assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk at ithelpdesk@plsas.org

Sample Schedules

On at-home learning days, students can expect some or all of the following: live online instruction, independent work, online check-ins, pre-recorded instruction and tutorials.