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OUSD COVID-19 Working Group Recommendations for the 2020-21 School Year
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During an online presentation on Thursday, July 2, OUSD presented initial recommendations and scenarios for resuming instruction and school services for the 2020-21 school year. For high school students, the recommendation is to implement distance learning (online classes) for most students when school resumes on Aug. 10, with daily on-campus learning available to support students with special needs. Students engaged in distance learning would have access to on-campus advisory check-ins every one to three weeks. The proposal also divides each semester into two nine-week “mini-mesters” (quarters) during which students would be enrolled in three or four accelerated classes instead of the six-period schedule used in the past.
The OUSD presentation emphasized that these initial recommendations are subject to revision based on community feedback, labor negotiations, budget limitations, governmental regulations (i.e. health and safety), and other constraints on feasibility.
As a follow-up to the live presentation, the district has posted a video recording of the event, and has invited community members to comment on the recommendations and submit a family feedback survey about plans for the new school year. The links below provide additional information and follow-up opportunities:
OUSD Family Return to School Survey and Community Feedback » This link opens a page on the OSUD Web site offering two avenues for providing feedback to the district. The first is a survey in multiple languages asking about your family’s preferences, needs and expectations for the new school year. This survey is open through July 9. The second is an invitation to comment on OUSD COVID-19 working group documents regarding academic instruction, technology services, public safety and campus facilities. Follow the link provided to view the working group documents and submit comments.
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