On Monday, January 11, the Columbia Board of Education voted for Pre-K and elementary students to return to in-person learning four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and for middle school, high school and Career Center students to return in a 2-day hybrid model beginning Tuesday, January 19.
The Pre-K and elementary school 4-day hybrid will be the same as what was delivered in-person earlier this fall.
The 2-day hybrid for middle school, high school and Career Center students divides the student population in half, to achieve physical distancing in our classrooms. Students in Group 1 will receive in-person instruction on Monday and Tuesday and Group 2 will learn from home. Students in Group 2 will receive in-person instruction on Thursday and Friday and Group 1 will learn from home. Learning from home will include a zoom check-in component for each class period, with the remaining class time used to complete online curriculum with limited teacher interaction. On Wednesdays, all students will have assigned work to complete, but will not have live teacher instruction.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions about our return.
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