• Hybrid Instructional Model

    In this planning scenario, schools must limit the overall number of people in school facilities and on transportation vehicles to 50% maximum occupancy. Sufficient social distancing with at least 6 feet between people must occur at all times. If distancing cannot be achieved in a space or on a transportation vehicle, the number of occupants must be reduced. Schools must also include plans for contactless pick-up and/or delivery of meals and school materials for days that students and staff are not in the school building, as well as implementation of a school-age care program for critical workers. This scenario may be implemented if COVID-19 metrics worsen at the local, regional, or statewide level. Scenario 2 may also be implemented within a school if they experience clusters of cases within a classroom or the school. All requirements in this guidance apply to scenario 2, with additional requirements noted in the Social Distancing and Minimizing Exposure section noted for scenario 2 only.

    Hybrid learning defined – Hybrid is commonly used to describe classes in which some traditional face-to-face instruction has been replaced by distance learning activities. A hybrid class is designed to integrate face-to-face and distance learning activities so that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate on one another, instead of treating the online component as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom. During classroom instruction time, students can be engaged in authentic, collaborative learning experiences. The distance learning components can include multimedia-enhanced content, learning practice, and channels for ongoing discussion. In some hybrid approaches, direct instruction that normally takes place in the classroom is “flipped” with intentional online learning tasks. Another method involves facilitating flipped, short mini-lessons for students to access online (asynchronously or synchronously). (MDH Planning Guide for K-12 School SY 2020-21)

    TCIS Highlights

    • Schools must adhere to a 50% capacity physical distancing standard in classrooms and on transportation
    • Learners are expected to receive instruction from teachers everyday either through distance learning or in-person
    • Learners will have the opportunity to engage with school staff daily to support distance learning days
    • Schools will collaborate with transportation to ensure physical distancing on school buses
    • Meal and materials delivery including technology will be available

    Hybrid Graphic

    AA/BB/DL schedule Grades 1-8
    Five days of learning: two in-person days, three distance learning days

    A group attends Monday and Tuesday, B group attends Wednesday and Thursday

    Fridays will be distance learning for all students grades 1-8

    Kindergarten and other students who may have additional needs will be in-person M-F

    Shorter office hours for staff on Fridays allows for additional time for staff to plan, collaborate and create digital content

    Student work must be submitted daily by 11:59pm to be counted for daily attendance

    Components will include: In-Person, Independent Work, Online Instruction and Check-Ins, Interventions and Extensions, and Flipped Instructional Content

    School staff accessible to students five days/week but may not be the student’s content/homeroom teacher during distance learning days M-TH

    Kindergarten will plan to transition to Friday Distance Learning days beginning on Friday, October 23, 2020

    Kindergarten homerooms will be split into two physical rooms @ TCIS and will utilize a blended teaching model with assistance from technology, educational assistants, & other licensed school staff to adhere to the 50% capacity guideline

    More specifics for each content/grade level will be available in the coming weeks once staff have had planning time

    Friday Schedule Graphic