From a February 8, 2021, Everett School District letter to families and parents.
Thank you for the great support you have been providing with remote learning as we provide solid education while keeping students and staff safe and healthy.
Today was a great day having some of our littlest students back in the classroom. What a great feeling seeing the excitement today!
We are also pleased to announce that on Monday, March 1st, we will be moving to stage 4a learning model status, unless circumstances require a delay. This will include welcoming back for the Grades 2 and 3 students.
Families that have requested to return to the building will be attending in an AA/X/BB hybrid model while other families chose to stay 100% remote. This will have group A in the buildings Monday and Tuesday and group B in the buildings on Thursday and Friday. For days when the hybrid alternating group is not in person, students will be engaged in asynchronous teacher-directed independent learning. The hybrid model looks like this:
Everett Public Schools hybrid model 4a weekly schedule. Image courtesy of Everett Public Schools.
Families returning to the classroom will also get communication from their school and from transportation next week if applicable. For those families staying 100% remote, their schedules will remain as they have been.
As we reopen to students, we will implement protocols to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and families. Families are being directed to a Parent COVID-19 handbook, and being given directions by their school for health attestations and daily health screening as their child returns to the building.
- All students and staff will be asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they are feeling sick, they should stay home from school. If they are experiencing symptoms of the virus, they should consult a healthcare professional right away and notify the school office.
- Students and staff will be frequently reminded about the importance of proper handwashing. We have placed no-touch hand sanitizer units throughout our buildings.
- All students and staff members will be required to wear masks or face coverings.
- We will follow the six (6)-foot social distancing recommendation and have indicated capacities for classrooms.
The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance.
We look forward to seeing everyone back in our school soon. If you have any questions, please contact your school. Once again, thank you for all your efforts to provide a smooth transition.
Be safe and be well,
Dr. Ian Saltzman
Everett School District Superintendent