On Monday, Redwood Area School District (RASD) Superintendent of Schools Becky Cselovszki announced some tweaks to the district’s learning schedule. The RASD’s plan for the return to school buildings is as follows:
Monday, Jan. 4 will be a teacher planning day to prepare for the learning model change. There will be no student (Pre K-12) instruction that day. Essential childcare will also not be available that day as these employees will be preparing for student return on Tuesday as well.
Pre K-6 students will return to the hybrid model (which for our district is all students everyday, but meeting the hybrid guidelines of distancing and pods) in their respective buildings on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Grades 7-12 will remain in distance learning through Friday, Jan. 8. They would return to hybrid on Monday, Jan. 11.
The school district requests that families that have had positive covid tests, or are showing symptoms, to continue to report these to the school nurse over the break. This tracing upon return will help the school be able to stay open and establish a baseline for our return to school.
Cselovszki also notes the school calendar will be altered starting in February to comply with the executive order on teacher planning time. The district will have an early release for all students each Wednesday.