Learning Model Status

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Learning Model Status

 

The Olympia School District started the 2020-21 school year with a 100% distance learning model, with plans for a leveled approach to in-person learning. With the approval of the Thurston County Health Officer, and adhering to all health and safety guidelines, the district began serving small groups of students in person in mid-September 2020. In February 2021, the district transitioned its youngest learners to hybrid in-person learning.

   

As public health conditions continue to evolve over the next several months, the Olympia School District dial will be a regular part of our guidance as we move from level to level throughout the year. This information will be updated as new data and guidelines become available.

 

 

OSD Distance Learning Level 3

 

CURRENT STATUS: 100% Distance Learning (Level 3)

Updated February 1, 2020

 

All students from Level 2, as well as our youngest learners, participate onsite with in-person instruction. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 


 

Understanding our Model and Levels

Levels for learning models allow education to pivot at any time between distance, hybrid and in-person learning. These levels will be determined by the impacts of a changing health situation (e.g. number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days in Thurston County), available resources, and direction from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gov. Jay Inslee, and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS). 

 

The District may modify levels (listed below) as changing conditions require:

 

 

Distance Learning

100% Distance Learning (Level 1)

  • All students and staff participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 

Distance Learning (Level 2)

  • Students identified with specialized needs participate in groups of no more than five students with in-person instruction onsite. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 

Hybrid Learning (Level 3)

  • All students from Level 2, as well as our youngest learners, participate onsite with in-person instruction. All other students participate in distance learning. Staff may be onsite for the purpose of planning and delivering instruction.

 

Hybrid Learning (Level 4)

  • All students participate onsite with in-person instruction two (2) days a week.

 

100% In-person Learning (Level 5)

  • All students and staff participate onsite with in-person instruction five (5) days a week.

 

 


 

Questions about In-Person and Distance Learning in the 2020-21 School Year?

If you have questions, or are looking for resources/materials about in-person and remote instruction during the 2020-21 school year, please visit our In-Person and Remote Learning Updates webpage.