Learning Model Status

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Learning Model Status

 

The Olympia School District started the 2020-21 school year with a 100% distance learning model, with plans for a leveled approach to in-person learning.

 

On September 21, 2020, the district moved to Level 2 when it began in-person learning in 10 schools for small groups of no more than five students served by the district's Developmental Learning Classroom (DLC) and Life Skills programs.

As public health conditions continue to evolve over the next several months, the Olympia School District dial will be a regular part of our guidance as we may have to move back and forth from level to level throughout the year. This information will be updated as new data and guidelines become available.

 

 

Distance Learning Graphic - Level 2 

CURRENT STATUS: 100% Distance Learning (Level 2)

Updated September 21, 2020

 

Students identified with specialized needs participate in groups of no more than five students with in-person instruction onsite. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction while following all safety and health protocols.

 


 

Understanding our Model and Levels

Levels for learning models allow education to pivot at any time between distance, hybrid and in-person learning. These levels will be determined by the impacts of a changing health situation (e.g. number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days in Thurston County), available resources, and direction from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gov. Jay Inslee, and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS). Helpful resources in the decision making process include:

 

 

Read latest PHSS guidance from Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek (September 23, 2020)

 

The District may modify levels (listed below) as changing conditions require:

 

 

Distance Learning

100% Distance Learning (Level 1)

  • All students and staff participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 

Distance Learning (Level 2)

  • Students identified with specialized needs participate in groups of no more than five students with in-person instruction onsite. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 

Hybrid Learning (Level 3)

  • All students from Level 2, as well as our youngest learners, participate onsite with in-person instruction. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 

Hybrid Learning (Level 4)

  • All students participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week.

 

100% In-person Learning (Level 5)

  • All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction five (5) days a week.

 

 


 

Questions about the Fall 2020 Reopening?

If you have questions, or are looking for resources/materials about the Fall 2020 reopening, please visit our Fall 2020 School Reopening Plans webpage.