Learning Model Status
The Northshore School District will begin the 2020-21 school year with 100% distance learning through Northshore Learns 3.0, using our staged approach to reopening. As the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across our state and in our region, it has become clear at this time that our more robust distance learning model will be the safest way to form the foundation for student learning this fall.
The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, stated that our country's return to "normal" is best considered as a rolling re-entry, "There's not going to be like, a light switch that you turn on and off." As the public health conditions continue to evolve over the next several months, the Northshore dial will be a regular part of our guidance as we may have to move back and forth from stage to stage throughout the year. This information will be updated should new data and guidelines become available prior to the start of school.
100% Distance Learning: Modified Stage 2
All students participate in distance learning. Staff will have limited and monitored access to school sites for the purpose of planning and delivering online instruction.
Stages for learning models allow education to pivot at any time between distance, hybrid and in-person learning. These stages will be determined by the impacts of a changing health situation, available resources, and direction from OSPI, our Governor and our Health Department(s). As the public health situation continues to evolve, the District and the Northshore Education Association will continue to work together to renegotiate these models.The District may modify stages as changing conditions require.
All students and staff participate in distance learning. School buildings closed for access.
All students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering online instruction.
Students in greatest need of additional support as identified through an agreed upon set of criteria participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
All students from Stage 3, as well as our youngest learners, additional students in need of support (e.g., students considered “Prepared with Support” in 2019-20, 6th and 9th graders, etc.) participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
All students participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week. Staff able to be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.
All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction five (5) days a week.
Our planning team of more than 70 educators, staff members and labor group representatives reviewed student, staff and family survey and virtual feedback, as well as our 2017-22 Strategic Plan and other data to develop instruction and learning plans for the fall. An implementation team is currently collaborating on a comprehensive plan for each stage. Learn how we are Planning for Fall 2020.
The health and safety of our students and staff, as well as the families at home.
Building a sense of belonging and connectedness within our classrooms, schools and regions. In the upcoming school year, as we nurture the learning of our students, we are committed to creating school environments that are:
Northshore’s students will:
- learn at high levels
- find their passion
Implementing a common, system-wide learning management system
- Available language translation to family's preferred language
- Supports synchronous and asynchronous learning
- Usable by students, staff and families among all subjects
- Supports both hybrid and face to face learning
- Useful beyond the 2020-21 school year.
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