The Carson City School Board Tuesday evening adopted, on a 4 to 3 vote, to begin the new school year on August 24th with what’s referred to as The Hybrid Model – for elementary, middle and high schools. The Hybrid Model has half the students at school on Tuesdays and Thursday with the other half of the students coming to school Wednesdays and Friday. Students who are not attending class in person on any given day participate in off-site remote learning. Students at home will use virtual curriculum resources and materials to complete instructional tasks assigned by their teachers.
it’s basically a four day school week – for most students. Mondays it’s teachers getting their teaching week organized along with teaching on-line students Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday. In-school students – Group 1 – will be in class Tuesday and Thursday – then Group 2 students will be in class Wednesday and Friday .
All students, K-12, will have access to a Chromebook computer so they can hook up to the school via the internet. Schools and teacher will work with students and their families to ensure their students have access necessary technology to take advantage of the educational opportunities of the Hybrid Model.
On Mondays, there are generally no lunches served at the school, although there are some exceptions.
School Scheduling looks like this: Elementary Schools: Start at 8:25am, end at 3:15pm. Middle Schools: Start 7:45am, end at 2:15pm. Carson High: Start at 7:40am, end at 2:05pm. Pioneer High: Start at 7:35am, end at 2:15pm.
The school district will eventually ensure that each student in a household can access the internet to do their homework.
School District officials are also developing a multi-layered approach to building sanitation. Carson City Schools fully support high standards to produce clean, healthy, educational and environmentally appropriate surroundings. The district has purchased personal protective equipment, hand washing materials and cleaning supplies that will be made available to staff. Liquid/foam sanitizer stations are placed at every building and classroom. Hand pump dispensers are also provided in office areas.
Carson City Schools will continue to provide nutritious food services throughout the school year depending on need and scheduling.
Parents of students should familiarize themselves about which buses go where and when or when riding bicycles.
All students, employees and the general public are required to wear facemasks. However, the rules don’t apply to those who have unique medical issues. Teachers have the authority to ensure that regardless of age, students should wear face masks in the classroom. In addition, handwashing is critically important for students. Students should never share food, snacks, school supplies or other materials.
In addition to private day-care providers, the Boys and Girls Club and Carson City Parks and Recreation are working with the school district to help the community with child care choices during the 2021 school year.
Carson City Schools will re-open for the first day of school for students grade 1 through 12 on August 24th – one week later than normal. But that’s the date – August 24th
More information is available on the Carson City School District website at CarsonCitySchools.com