Hybrid Learning FAQ
- When does the new schedule for secondary students go into effect?
- What are the benefits of the new schedule?
- When will these grades start in-person learning?
- What is the middle and high school schedule?
- When the new schedule starts Feb. 8, why do students meet for twice a day in the same subject areas?
- During in-person learning days, will middle and high school students be in small groups?
- Should students in grades 6-8 bring laptops for in-person learning?
- Do students and staff have adequate PPE?
- What is the plan to keep students six feet apart and wearing a mask throughout the day? How will bathroom breaks work?
- Will students and staff be tested for COVID-19?
- What is the plan if a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19?
- How is the health department involved?
- Who is on my school's safety committee and can I see their plan for students returning?
- Will there be transparency around contact tracing and quarantining?
- How can students and staff stay healthy while in school?
- Do students have to wear masks during in-person learning?
- What are bus routes and schedules during in-person learning?
- How will social distancing work on a bus?
- How will drivers help students avoid sustained contact with others as they get on and off the bus?
- Are masks required on a school bus?
- What's the cleaning protocol for buses?
- Will cleaning supplies be carried on a school bus?
- How will elementary specialist classes (P.E., music and library) be conducted during hybrid learning?
- Was the decision to reopen made based on local rate data for all racial groups, with all voices considered and included?
- Will the quality of education stay as high as educators are now responsible for in-person and remote learning?
- Do students need to bring school supplies for in-person learning at school?
- If an in-person classroom must close due to a COVID-19 case, what would the school day look like?
- Will we receive adequate notice to find childcare in the event school is remote due to lack of substitutes?
- Will there be adequate notice around reopening? When will we know which cohorts students are in?
- Can families transfer their student into, or out of, Tacoma Online?
- How will students receive meals during school?
- In hybrid learning, will attendance be taken?
- When students are assigned to a cohort, are they expected to attend in person?
- What daycare options are available to TPS students?
Remote to Hybrid to In-Person: Learning Pathway
- Remote Learning takes place at-home with the support and instruction of the teacher.
- Some learning will take place through Schoology, and other learning will be prompted by assignments and information from educators. It includes a mix of real-time and self-paced learning focused on priority standards.
- A very limited number of students are on campus learning, based on State Guidance.
- Students transition into on campus, face-to-face, learning through a phased approach based on state guidance. Some learning continues remotely at home.
Full Face-to-Face Learning:
- Full onsite learning in the traditional classroom that also includes interactions offline and within Schoology through a blended learning approach.