December 23, 2020
Dear Sheboygan Area School District families,
At last night’s Board of Education meeting, our administrative team presented a plan to return to in-person learning on Monday, January 11 in the Hybrid model. We will continue to offer a virtual learning option for families that prefer to continue in the virtual model.
Students will remain in virtual learning from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8. On Monday, January 11, students who have selected the hybrid option will return to in-person learning following the same schedule used in Fall.
We discussed several re-entry scenarios and decided returning in the hybrid format we used in Fall would be the best learning option for our students. Our middle and high schools will continue in the Hybrid A/B rotation with the modification that all students (virtual and hybrid) will be required to attend each class daily. Wednesdays will remain an independent (asynchronous) learning day with options for individual and small group instruction.
Please note, due to our charter schools' unique school structures, hybrid learning plans may vary from SASD plans.
Families who have previously selected virtual learning will remain in virtual learning through the end of the semester. Families who selected hybrid have an option to request virtual for the rest of the semester (Jan 11 - Jan 21). Click Here to Request a Change in Learning Model for Jan 11 - 21. Please complete this form by the end of the day Sunday, December 27.
Looking ahead to the second semester, which begins on Monday, January 25, families will again have an option to select their preferred learning model for the remainder of the school year. The week of January 4, families will receive a survey to select their preferred learning model for the second semester.
We will continue to update our weekly COVID Metrics Dashboard, as well as consider a variety of factors when making decisions.
As we look forward to winter break, we need to continue as a community to follow safety practices including social distancing, masking, and avoiding large gatherings. The sooner our community health improves, the sooner we can resume school as normal. Until then, have a safe and happy holiday.
Seth A. Harvatine
Superintendent of Schools
Sheboygan Area School District