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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 three instructional situations for the 2020-2021 school year:
 

Hybrid Model of Instruction for K-3 Only: Currently we are allowed to bring K-3 Grade students back in this model. This 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 in an AM/PM schedule, Monday - Thursday. It combines in-person and at-home learning. This model allows the easiest transition back to a full school day, when restrictions are lifted. 

 

Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) for 4th - 12th Grade: Based on the metrics outlined by the state, we are currently unable to return all students to our buildings. During hybrid learning, students will attend school online through Comprehensive Distance Learning. The state has issued clear expectations for schools operating in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Students engaging in CDL will have access to standards-based, grade level-or-beyond educational materials. They will interact in an ongoing manner with one or more teachers who skillfully guide your student’s full educational experience. Individual Education Programs (IEP) will be reviewed and developed in a manner to make them resilient to changes in instructional models and students will have access to supports including special education, counseling, and other instructional supports. Under CDL guidelines, schools will offer limited in-person instruction that is focused on skills that are difficult to teach through distance learning and based on student need (Examples: CTE courses, science labs, clubs, activities, and other student supports as needed). Teachers will communicate with families in the first two weeks of September with further instructions and login instruction. 

 

Full-Time Online Learning (optional): 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.

 

 

Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)

CBD9 Online (Online Only)

Student Experience

Students will learn through both live and recorded instruction, follow teacher direction lessons, socialize and interact with classmates, and receive individualized instruction form the teacher.

Students will learn through a self-paced online program.

Community

Students will attend scheduled, live, interactive classes with staff and classmates within the virtual classroom

Students will not meet for live classes. Work is done individually.

Curriculum

Students will be provided with curriculum through Accelerate (K-5) or Edgenuity (6-12) which is aligned with state standards. The courses can be created by the individual teachers.

Students will be provided curriculum through Accelerate (K-5) or Edgenuity (6-12), which is aligned with state standards.

Attendance

Attendance will be taken daily.

Attendance will be taken daily.

Supports

Students will be supported through scheduled online teacher office hours

 

Students with learning plans will receive individualized support.

Staff support will be made available for students who need assistance or questions.

 

Students with learning plans will receive individualized support.

Long Term

Students will attend in-person instruction when state and county metrics are met

Students will not attend in person when the state and county metrics are met.

Students will be required to stay in this model until the end of the quarter before being allowed to transition to in-person learning.

Due to the class size restrictions and metrics outlined by the state, 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 are available.
  • All models provide the opportunity to graduate from the Coos Bay School District
 
Hybrid Schedule:
K-3rd grade students at Eastside and Madison are planning to return students on a Hybrid Schedule, which includes:
 
  • Sept 14-18 - Kick off week for parent/teacher communication and orientation
  • First day of in-person hybrid learning (K-3rd) is Sept 21
  • 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)
 
 
Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and Full-time Online Model:
4th - 12th grade, Resource Link and Destinations will begin the school year in Comprehensive Distance Learning. The first day of school for 7-12th grade is Sept 14. For 4th - 6th grade, Sunset and Millicoma will have a kick off week for parent teacher communication the week of Sept 14, with the first day of CDL instruction on September 21.
 
The Comprehensive Distance Learning and Full-Time Online Learning 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 
  • Access to supports including special education, counseling, and other instructional supports
  • District technology devices if needed - Chromebook Checkout Form coming soon
  • 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 (K-3) 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.
 
Comprehensive Distance Learning (4th-12th): To start the year, 4-12th grade students will attend school virtually through an online comprehensive curriculum with Monday - Friday flexible engagement, supported and taught by Coos Bay School District teachers. The state has issued clear expectations for schools operating in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Students engaging in CDL will have access to standards-based, grade level-or-beyond educational materials. They will interact in an ongoing manner with one or more teachers who skillfully guide your student’s full educational experience. Individual Education Programs (IEP) will be reviewed and developed in a manner to make them resilient to changes in instructional models and students will have access to supports including special education, counseling, and other instructional supports. Under CDL guidelines, schools will offer limited in-person instruction that is focused on skills that are difficult to teach through distance learning and based on student need (Examples: CTE courses, science labs, clubs, activities, and other student supports as needed). 
 
Full-Time Online Model of instruction (Optional):
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.
They are located here 2020-2021 Operational Blueprints
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
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.