Hybrid Learning

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Hybrid Learning

Last Update: 02/09/2021

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Hybrid Learning Start Dates

Elementary (K-5) - Oct. 19, 2020
Middle School (6-8) - Jan. 25, 2021
High School (9-12) - Feb. 2, 2021

KSD SAFE START PHASED REOPENING PLAN

Washington State COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for Schools


Quick Links

Student Learning

  • AA/BB Schedules
  • Special Education
  • Attendance
  • Grading
  • School Supplies
  • Attending School Remotely During Hybrid Learning

Technology

  • iPads & Chromebooks
  • Technology Tools & Platforms
  • Internet Access

COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Report Card
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • COVID-19 Resources
  • COVID-19 Notifications
  • School Cleaning, Sanitizing and Ventilation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Bus Safety

Meals

Transportation

Childcare

How-To Videos for Parents

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Student Learning

Student Learning

AA/BB SCHEDULES
  • All schools will follow the "AA/BB" cohort model of hybrid learning.
  • Student schedules may be found by signing into PowerSchool and looking on the right side of the Grades and Attendance page where it states, Hybrid Schedule.
  • Students in the A group attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students in the B group attend school in person on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is an asynchronous (no live instruction) learning day for all students.

Additional details about middle and high school hybrid learning schedules: 

Monday and Tuesday:

  • Students in the “A” cohort will attend in-person learning. Students attend half of their classes on Monday and half on Tuesday (e.g. Monday periods 1, 2, 3; Tuesday periods 4,5,6).
  • Students in the “B” cohort will have asynchronous learning in the morning and will have 15-20 minute afternoon Zoom check-ins with teachers.

Thursday and Friday:

  • Students in the “B” cohort will attend in-person learning. Students attend half of their classes on Thursday and half on Friday (e.g. Monday periods 1, 2, 3; Tuesday periods 4,5,6).
  • Students in the “A” cohort will have asynchronous learning in the morning and will have 15-20 minute afternoon Zoom check-ins with teachers.

Dismissal times on in-person learning days will be at 12:40 p.m. for high school and 12:50 p.m. for middle school.

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

See Kennewick School District's Safe Start Phased Reopening Plan

ATTENDANCE

Student attendance and participation is critical to student learning and success. Daily attendance will be taken by teachers to ensure students are engaged in in-person classes and learning on asychronous days. If you have specific questions about attendance, please contact your school.

GRADING

Regular grading practices, policies, and procedures are in place during hybrid learning. Students will receive feedback on their work, and students will earn grades according to established grading policies. 

ATTENDING SCHOOL REMOTELY DURING HYBRID LEARNING

We realize that there are some families who prefer to keep their child at home and continue remote learning and this will continue to be an option for families for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Students may remain enrolled in their current classes with their current teachers, but it will be asynchronous instruction (no live Zoom classes).

K-5 HYBRID LEARNING INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES 

For those students in grades K-5 engaging remotely during hybrid learning, the district has developed Hybrid Learning Instructional Resources to support the students education at home.

6-12 TEACHER CONTACT TIME BY ZOOM

At the middle and high school level, students in remote learning have the opportunity for teacher contact through 15 to 20-minute Zoom check-ins with teachers in the afternoons four days per week.

If your child is staying in remote learning while the schools are in hybrid, please notify your school principal.

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Technology

Technology

CHROMEBOOKS

Grades K-2: The district has ordered iPads for students and will distribute them in January 2021 to K-2 classrooms.

Grades 3-12: If your child needs a Chromebook, you or your student can come to the Administration Center, located at 1000 W. 4th Ave., and check one out between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon. through Fri.

More about student technology responsibilities, parent/guardian responsibilities, Chromebook maintenace fees, etc. may be found here. Please note that the district is covering the cost of Chromebook insurance for families the 2020-21 school year.

PLATFORMS AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Platforms where students will launch all learning activities:

  • Google Classroom (3-12)
  • Seesaw (K-2)
  • Google Drive
  • Google App Suite
  • Zoom
  • Screencastify (3-12)
  • PowerSchool for Parents and Students - Student Information System (SIS) where parents and students can access grades, discipline records, attendance, etc.:

INTERNET ACCESS

If a student does not have internet access at home and is qualified for free and reduced-price meals, they may qualify for free internet access or hotspot. Please contact one of KSD's approved internet partners who offer compatible connections with our devices. Please note that the district is no longer providing hotspots to students directly.

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Covid

COVID-19

  • If Your Child Develops Symptoms at School
  • Daily Health Screenings & Attestation
  • Monthly Verification/Agreement
  • Return to School Guidance
  • Masks & Face Coverings
  • Physical Distancing
  • Water Bottles
  • COVID-19 Report Card
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • COVID-19 Resources
  • COVID-19 Notifications
  • School Cleaning, Sanitizing and Ventilation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Bus Safety

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Meals

Meals

Free Meals for Students at School
During hybrid learning, free meals will be available to students at school during their in-person learning days (either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday). The on-site meals are limited to students who are attending school in person that day. free meals will be available to students until the end of the school year.

Students still have the option of bringing their own lunches from home on their in-person learning days.

Pre-Order Five-Day Meal Kits Available for Everyone
In addition to the school meals served on campus during in-person learning, free five-day meal kits (with food to be taken home) will be available to all children ages 18 and younger for pick-up at designated school sites every Wednesday during hybrid learning.

Families will be able to pick up meal kits on Wednesdays at any of the designated schools, regardless of where their child attends.

One kit will be provided per child. The kits will be available by pre-order only. The pre-order form will be posted at www.ksd.org each week. 

View information on food allergens and cooking instructions.

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Transportation

Transportation

Bus transporation is provided to students on their in-person hybrid learning days. Bus schedules may be found here: https://www.ksd.org/District/Departments/Transportation. Information about bus cleaning may be found here.

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Childcare

Childcare

YMCA OF THE GREATER TRI-CITIES 

Childcare options are offered for children in grades K-5 by the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities at designated elementary schools. Read more and register

KENNEWICK PARKS AND RECREATION

Kennewick Parks and Recreation is offering day camp for families that need childcare. Click here to register, or call (509) 585-4293.

OTHER CHILDCARE OPTIONS

Find out what other childcare options are available in our area through ChildCare Aware of Washington and Washington State Department of Children,Youth & Family.

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How-To Videos

Teachers from around the district have created short how-to videos translated into Spanish, Arabic, Karen, Burmese, and Somali to help students and families. Find support on these topics:

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Apps
  • PowerSchool
  • Other Apps Students Will Use
  • COVID-19 Safety
  • Social Emotional Well-Being
  • Tips for Learning At Home
  • Tips for Specific Content Areas

We've also posted some written instructions to help parents navigate Google Classroom and the Google Suite on the How-To Videos page. Look for them with the Google Classroom videos.

View the How-To Video Page

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