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WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back! While the school year may look different, one thing remains the same — and that’s our commitment to provide ALL Jeffco students a high-quality education with a deep commitment to health, safety, and equity. Whether your child is attending school remotely, in-person, or both (hybrid), we look forward to partnering with our community during this challenging time.


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The weekly Community Update provides important district information for families and community members. Specific information for each learning model will be highlighted as needed.

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Public Health Levels and Learning Models

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Jeffco Public Schools will move between remote, hybrid, and full in-person models depending on local public health determinations.

Our ability to reopen schools and restore in-person learning experiences is contingent on the people in Jefferson County, and in the state of Colorado, doing your part to keep the spread of the virus down in our state and communities. The conditions under which we reopen schools are all of our responsibility.

WHAT DOES REMOTE LEARNING LOOK LIKE?

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elementary remote learning sample schedule

*This is a sample schedule and does not represent all schools or classrooms. Families should reach out to their individual school for their specific schedules.

 

Remote Learning Behavior Expectations

This fall, 100% remote/online learning is offered to students in grades PreK-12. Must be available for all students. Students engage in their education using technology and online tools. Students may transition from hybrid or in-person learning to remote learning during the school year due to positive COVID-19 cases or an outbreak in their school/district. Remote learning is a way to continue offering high-quality education to our students and maintain the integrity of teaching and learning during times of crisis or uncertainty.

Building on lessons learned from the spring, the following expectations will be put into place for schools across the district, to provide a high-quality education whether serving students remotely or in-person: Common Learning Management Systems (LMS) will be used across the district:

  • Seesaw (PK-2)
  • Google Classroom (3-12)
  • Schoology (6-12)

Each week, students will interact with their teachers in a face-to-face (Zoom or Google) environment.

Students will experience a minimum of 3 hours of synchronous learning each day.

Synchronous learning is an approach where teachers and students are online at the same time with a set schedule. The teacher provides learning resources and/or assignments during a set time.

Asynchronous learning is an approach where teachers and students would not be online at the same time. The teacher might provide learning resources and/or assignments that students would then access learning and tasks at a time that works for them.

Families can help students prepare for remote learning by doing the following:

  • If a student needs to borrow a device, they should work with their school to determine if extra devices are available.
  • Students will need to ensure they have an internet connection at home.
    • For students who do not have the internet, a hot spot may be available for checkout. Please contact your school.
  • Know your logins and passwords.
  • Register in the Password Reset Tool.
  • Learn how to contact your school from home.
  • Know how to contact the teacher through your Chromebook, laptop, or iPad.
  • Set up a place to focus on learning at home.
  • Have a few independent reading books.
  • Use the available technology self-help resources here to answer many common questions around applications and technology.

what does hybrid learning look like?

Day In The Life: Middle School

This fall, learning continues both in-person and remotely. Face-to-face settings follow protocols set forth by state and county directives, as well as Jeffco Public Schools safety standards. In-person learning includes:
  • Required masks
  • 6-feet of social distancing
  • Smaller groups of students attend school for in-person learning
  • Additional wellness screenings and health measures are implemented
  • Students engage remotely when not in-person
Hybrid Learning for Middle and High Schools:
  • Supporting both in-person and blended learning Monday-Thursday
  • No more than 50% of total student enrollment may attend in-person learning on any given day
  • When 50% are attending in-person, the other 50% are attending remote learning (helps with 6 feet social distancing)
  • Students may attend up to four classes per day
  • Schedules must allow for all health and safety guidelines to be met
  • Students will be scheduled into much smaller student groupings than what is present in the typical middle and high school experience
  • Students will participate in a maximum of 4 classes during the school day

Day In The Life: High School

Hybrid Learning Expectations:
  • Principals will provide structures to ensure synchronous (real-time) learning for all students M-TH
  • On remote learning days, students will engage in a blend of synchronous learning (real-time, online) and asynchronous learning (independent work; self-paced)
  • For synchronous learning on remote days, students will:
    • have work completed before the "live" session
    • will "attend" class at the beginning of each period
    • will work independently or in learning groups following the start of each class
  • Schools will use a common learning management system (like Google Classroom)
  • Instruction will meet pacing set forth by Jeffco curriculum
  • Schools will include interventions in scheduling for students who need more time and support
  • Teachers will post all materials for students in the learning management system
Hybrid Learning Schedules:

Schedules are created by individual schools. Schools have adopted one of the schedule structures shown below. Schools may apply for a variance with their community superintendent based on specific student needs.

Alternating Schedule
Consecutive Day Schedule
*Please note these are sample schedules and do not represent all hybrid classroom schedules. Families should reach out to their individual school for their specific schedules.

 

On Friday:
  • Students will not attend in-person learning
  • Students will log in to the learning management system for each class and engage in learning and submit assignments according to teacher due dates
  • Schools will engage in lesson planning, grading, collaboration, student check-in via online conferencing or phone
  • Schools may develop a schedule where Fridays allow for in-person learning to address special student needs
  • Grading and attendance will be in accordance with CDE remote learning requirements

what does in-person learning look like?

This fall, 100% in-person learning takes place five days a week for students in grades PreK-5 provided health guidelines and restrictions are followed. In-person learning includes the following:
  • required masks

  • limited cohort groupings of students

  • additional wellness screenings and health measures

  • Schools will provide details for pick up/drop off, building entry, transitions throughout the school day, bus loading, symptom screening, lunch/recess, etc.

  • In-person learning will follow the guidelines set forth by public health officials

  • Cohorting refers to the practice of ensuring that student and staff groupings are as consistent as possible every day by having the same group of children stay with the same staff (all day for young children, and as much as possible for older children)

  • The number of students who select in-person learning, together with other school-specific scheduling needs will determine cohort sizes on a school-by-school basis

  • Teachers will work with cohorts of students at all levels as assigned by a school principal or other administrator in order to limit contact between student groups

  • PK - 5th grade students will stay with the same cohort of students for the entire day

  • Guidelines to promote safe participation within all choice and elective programs including Visual Arts, Music, Choir, Band, Orchestra, PE, and Theater will be planned, including rotating teachers (music, art, PE, etc.) to visit classrooms

  • A single grade level cohort of students may eat lunch in their classroom and play together at recess

  • Students will likely go to recess in staggered shifts to limited groupings outside at once

  • No volunteers, visitors, or non-employees should access the building during the school day

COVID-19 DATA
DASHBOARD

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Explore this interactive data platform that provides reported confirmed cases, active cases, and cases eligible to return at district schools.

REMOTE LEARNING SUPPORT

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Find helpful resources to navigate device issues, technology, assessments, learning platforms, internet access, and more.

WEBSITE STATUS ALERT

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Above image is an example and is not intended to be a live status display.

School websites now display your school's learning mode. Schools may also include notes about specific details for families as needed.

SEARCHABLE FAQ

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Search keywords to find the answers to your frequently asked questions about returning to school, safety, in-person, remote, hybrid learning, and more.

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