HOLBROOK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #3

Holbrook Unified School District 3 News Article

HUSD 12-POINT BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN

Greetings Roadrunners!
 
We, at HUSD #3, hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during these difficult times.  The staff at HUSD#3 have been working diligently to develop a strategic plan for SY 20-21.  It is our mission to ensure we offer a safe, healthy and educational environment for all Roadrunners for SY 20-21.
 
The Holbrook School District is working to finalize "Back to School Plans" for SY 20-21.  Over the next few weeks a finalized plan will be communicated including an updated school calendar, beginning of the year plans and school specific health and wellness plans.  In the meantime, we want to communicate some basic information pertaining to our strategic plans for SY 20-21.
 
Governor Ducey has issued an executive order requiring schools to not open on campus instruction until August 17th.  The executive order also notes that this timeline may change depending on health and wellness data.  As a result, HUSD #3 will begin the 2020-2021 school year through a distance learning platform.  Distance learning means students will begin school at home while engaging in courses designed by teachers.  HUSD #3 is studying various learning platforms to ensure all students have access to learning materials.

HUSD #3 is excited to announce that all students in grades 3-12 will recieve a Chromebook (technology device) to ensure all students have access to a technology device for distance learning. 

We are also exploring options for K-2 technology devices.  We would like parent feedback on what technological devices work best for K-2 learners.
 
 In the present time, students in grades Pre-K through 2nd will recieve learning materials designed by classroom teachers.

** If your child needs a technological device, please contact your child's school! 
 
As a result of the uncertainties surrounding health and wellness matters, HUSD #3 will be developing a four phase approach to SY 20-21.
 
Phase I:  Distance learning- students will begin the school year engaging in distance learning.  There will be no on campus instruction until at least August 17th.  Students will utilize Google Classroom as a learning platform.  Teachers will supplement learning programs to cover state standards to ensure students are progressing meeting the state standards at each grade level.  Instruction will occur in synchronous and asynchronous platforms.  Synchronous lessons will occur through live classes that teachers are able to present via Google Meets or other live platforms.  Asynchronous lessons will be developed to deliver via downloadable materials through district wifi locations, jump drives with lessons and/or learning packets.
 
Phase II:   Blended learning (home/school)- students will report to campus on a limited basis while doing distance learning when not at school.   This will be phased in approach to reduce the number of students on campus, on buses, etc.  The blended learning phase will be based on health and wellness trends.
 
Phase III:  Blended learning (school/home)- students will spend more time on campus and less time with distance learning.  This phase will be initiated based on health and wellness trends and fewer health and wellness restrictions.
 
Phase IV:  On campus learning- students will return to school on a normal schedule.
 
Each phase will be be initiated based on health and wellness trends, restrictions endorsed by the Center of Disease Control and executive orders or other restrictions that HUSD #3 must abide by. 
 
HUSD #3 is committed to monitoring the current trends with COVID-19 and making informed decision to keep our students, staff and communities safe while ensure students have the opportunity to continue their personal, academic, social and success growth! 
 
HUSD #3's strategic plan will focus on the following "Back to School Plan": 
 

HUSD #3 GOALS FOR SY 20-21 

At HUSD #3 we have three overarching goals for SY 20-21:


#1- ALL students receive the highest quality education at HUSD #3;


#2- ALL campuses develop health and wellness guidelines to ensure student and staff wellness are our top priority;


#3- ALL Roadrunners have options to be educated in a manner that best suits the students and families.


SY 20-21 BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Reopening school systems during a pandemic will be complex. HUSD #3 believes that school systems are essential to our students, parents, and communities; therefore, HUSD #3 is committed to providing education systems that will Help our Unique Students Develop.  


As a result,  HUSD #3 will focus on five (5) basic principles for reopening schools:


Principle #1-  HUSD #3 will establish health and wellness guidelines to Help our Unique Students Develop that focus on student and staff wellness throughout the year (signs, screening, sanitation, social structures, sickness response).


Principle #2- HUSD #3 will offer educational opportunities to Help our Unique Students Develop which will  include brick and mortar instruction (on campus) and/or online/blended learning(at home) provided by teachers at HUSD #3.


Principle #3- HUSD #3 will offer a well-rounded educational system (food services, counseling, educational resources, specialty classes, college and career readiness opportunities, etc.)  to Help our Unique Students Develop while providing a safe and healthy environment for our students.


Principle #4- HUSD #3 will provide extra-curricular activities and opportunities to Help our Unique Students Develop which will be based upon personal and family choice (i.e. students and families will "opt in" to educational services and opportunities).


Principle #5- HUSD #3 will engage in strong student, parent and family partnerships to Help our Unique Students Develop throughout the school year.


These guiding principles will help HUSD #3 continue to provide an excellent education program to help every child become who he/she is capable of becoming.


SY 20-21 BACK TO SCHOOL 12 POINT PLAN

The Holbrook School District has developed a 12 Point Back to School Plan to ensure HUSD #3 provides a safe, healthy and educational environment for SY 20-21.  The HUSD #3 12 point plan has been developed in cooperation with district and school leadership, school task force team members, support staff, teachers, parents and students.


The HUSD #3 12 Point Back to School Plan is meant to provide peace of mind that our schools and district has thoroughly explored measures to ensure students, staff and parents are presented with the safest environment, the healthiest environment and the best educational environment possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The HUSD #3 12 Point Back to School Plan includes:


  1. Health Screening Protocols

  2. Student Sickness Response Protocols

  3. Staff Sickness Response Protocols

  4. Facility Signage Protocols

  5. Classroom Operations Protocols

  6. Instructional Platforms Protocols

  7. Food Service Protocols

  8. Socialization Protocols

  9. Sports and Activity Protocols

  10. School Visitor Protocols

  11. Transportation Protocols

  12. Sanitation Protocols


Each protocol is designed to provide guidelines for school operations to ensure each school provides a safe, healthy and educational environment to Help our Unique Students Develop!

 

HUSD #3 is committed to providing food service throughout all four phases via food delivery drop off locations and/or on site food service programs. 

Please see the attachements for each school's DRAFT 12-Point Back to School Plans!  Plans will be finalized and BOE approved the week of July 21st!

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