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Re-Opening Schools 2020-21 Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Coos Bay School District schools are planning to re-open in the Fall with two instructional options for the 2020-2021 school year:
 

Hybrid Model of Instruction: This will be our main model of instruction and is designed for students and families that would like to have in-person contact with their teachers in a traditional classroom setting. This model allows the easiest transition back to a full school day, when restrictions are lifted.

 

Online Model of Instruction: This will be an optional alternative model that is designed for students and families who want to maintain their connection with Coos Bay schools but would like to be at home full-time and not return to campus beginning in the Fall. This model requires varying levels of family support at home, depending on grade level.

Due to the class size restrictions in the state guidance, we are unable to bring all students back full-time as we begin the school year. We will be offering instructional options for families that will best meet the needs of your family, provide a quality educational experience for all students, and adhere to state and federal requirements for the health and safety of your children and our staff. There is also the possibility at the High School level to utilize both models to meet the instructional needs of every student.
  • All models will provide students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities as they become available.
  • All models provide the opportunity to graduate from the Coos Bay School District
 
Hybrid Schedule:
All Coos Bay School District Schools are planning to return students on a Hybrid Schedule, which includes:
 
  • Face to face small group instruction with your classroom teacher
  • Social connection with peers
  • 4 instructional days per week, Monday through Thursday, in an AM/PM cohort model: Times may be adjusted for transportation purposes.
    • AM cohort will attend from 8:00-11:00am
    • PM cohort will attend from 12:30-3:30pm
    • Disinfecting of classrooms, buildings, and buses will take place in-between cohorts
    • Fridays will be used for support of families who choose fully online model and providing additional support where needed.
  • Access to supports including special education, counseling, and other instructional supports
  • Two meals offered each day
  • Additional daily supports provided to students through online and other supplemental materials  (Books, Digital, Homework)
 
Online Model:
For students and families who want to maintain their connection with Coos Bay schools but would like to be at home full-time and not return to campus beginning in the Fall. This model requires varying levels of family support at home, depending on grade level.
 
The online model includes:
  • Comprehensive curriculum to meet the instructional needs of all grade levels K-12
  • Connection and support to local teachers and staff
  • Flexible learning schedules to fit your student/family needs
  • Access to supports including special education, counseling, and other instructional supports
  • District technology devices if needed
  • Access to meals
Students will be returning on one of two models. The majority of students will return on a hybrid model (a combination of in-class instruction and distance learning instruction). Families also have the option to return on an online only instruction model.
 
The Hybrid Model of instruction will have students in the building in two cohorts; an AM cohort or a PM cohort, to maintain class size restrictions.

  • Days in school: Monday - Thursday
    • AM Cohort times: 8:00am - 11:00am
    • PM Cohort times: 12:30 - 3:30pm 
      (Times will be adjusted for bus schedules)

  • For the times students are not in school, teachers will be provided additional daily supports provided to students through online and other supplemental materials  (Books, Digital, Homework)
  • Fridays will be used for support of families who choose fully online model and providing additional support where needed.
 
The Online Model of instruction:
For families returning on the online model, students will have a flexible learning schedules to fit your student/family needs, plus support and connection to local teachers and staff. This model requires varying levels of family support at home, depending on grade level.
Based on state guidance for reopening schools, Ready Schools, Safe Learners, the District's Blueprints are due to the Oregon Department of Education by August 15 and will be presented to the Coos Bay School District (CBSD) Board of Directors on August 10, 2020 at 6:00pm during a Special Board Meeting. The Board meeting will be available to the public via live video stream, unless social distancing allows the meeting to be in person at the Milner Crest Education Center. The location of the meeting will be announced here at last 24 hours before the meeting submitted, the CBSD Blueprints can be found on the Oregon Department of Education Blueprints website.
There are a number of factors being considered when placing students in an AM or PM Cohort classes.
Tentative schedule times:
 
Monday Through Thursday
(Times will be adjusted for busing purposes)
AM Cohort 8:00 - 11:00am
PM Cohort 12:30pm - 3:30pm
 
The district is keeping families together in the same cohort when possible, including families that have children attending multiple schools within the district. Currently, the proposed model is to have the inner Coos Bay areas be on the AM schedule with the outer areas on the PM schedule. In most situations this will keep families and neighborhoods together and allow buses to travel out of town during just the PM cohort. In certain situations and when absolutely necessary, families may request to switch cohorts. The process for making this request will be made available in August.
 
For meals, the AM cohort will be offered breakfast upon arrival and offered lunch upon departure. The PM cohort will be offered lunch upon arrival and offered breakfast for the next day upon departure.
 
Once finalized, the information and which cohort your family is in will be made available around mid-August (sooner if possible). The District's Blueprints are due to the Oregon Department of Education by August 15 and will be presented to the Coos Bay School District (CBSD) Board of Directors on August 10, 2020 at 6:00pm during a Special Board Meeting. The Board meeting will be available to the public via live video stream, unless social distancing allows the meeting to be in person at the Milner Crest Education Center. The location of the meeting will be announced here at last 24 hours before the meeting submitted, the CBSD Blueprints can be found on the Oregon Department of Education Blueprints website.
 
 
Meals will be available in both the Hybrid model and the Online Model for Coos Bay School District Students. 
 
Hybrid Model (AM/PM Cohorts) 
Both cohorts will be offered two meals each day. The AM cohort will be offered breakfast upon arrival and offered lunch to take home. The PM cohort will be offered lunch upon arrival and offered breakfast for the next day upon departure.
 
Online Model - Students will have access to meals. This will be updated as more details become available.