This morning the Ada-Borup School Board approved a change in learning models for the middle and high school. Students in grade 7-12 will now be in a hybrid learning model. 6th grade students will continue to have in-person learning daily. This change will go into effect on Monday October 19.
Students are split between a red and a gray group. Students with the last names starting with A-K will be in the red group and students starting with the last names L-Z will be in the gray group. The only exception to this is the junior class. The Junior class will have students with last names starting with A-J in the red group and K-Z in the gray group.
The hybrid model will have one group of students learning from home and in-person learning for the other group for a 1-week time period. The groups will then switch the following week.
The hybrid calendar can be found here - https://5il.co/jpyv .
For the week of October 19, students in the gray group will have in-person learning and the students in the red group will learn from home.
Elementary students will continue to have full in-person learning. Many concepts and guidelines we have implemented for the 2020-21 school year follow hybrid procedures, so precautions are being taken to keep students safe.
The reason for the change in the high school is due to increased COVID-19 cases in the county and surrounding area. The bi-weekly case rate per 10,000 residents went to 12.2 last week, and is expected to increase over the coming weeks. When the case count, and overall potential effect on the school, decreases, we will evaluate if we can return to in-person learning. If case counts continue to increase, the school district may have to look at more restrictive learning models. The overall goal is to have the students take part in in-person learning and to keep them safe. To get back to this model, we need everyone in the area to continue to be mindful of the precautions you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19.