ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester Public Schools announced Friday that the school year will have a different look based on grade level to start the year.
RPS said that most elementary (PreK-5th grade) and Lincoln K-8 students will receive face-to-face instruction two days per week and distance learning the other three days. The plan still needs board approval.
You can find more on the announcement here.
“This approach will accommodate half of the students on campus at a time to maximize social distancing. We will dismiss elementary schools approximately one hour early to allow time for teachers to connect with students who are not in person. Dismissals may be staggered based on bus routing,” RPS said.
Most students in grades 6-12 will participate in distance learning five days per week.
“There will be opportunities for secondary students to receive in-person support by appointment, in areas such as academics, technology, and mental health,” RPS said.
Students will have the option to participate in full-time distance learning “learning if they are medically vulnerable or otherwise unwilling to return to school in the hybrid model.”
The learning models released today will be in effect Sept. 2-Oct. 30 Phase II will be announced at a later date.