SCCSD Return-to-Learn Plan
In preparation for fall, District leaders have developed the Return-to-Learn Plan for the Sioux City Community School District. The plan includes feedback from all stakeholder audiences, including parents.
The Return-to-Learn Plan has been approved by the Iowa Department of Education.
Return-to-Learn information for special education can be found here.
Your feedback is always welcome. If you have questions or ideas, please contact District leaders using Let’s Talk.
Three Learning Models
At this time, we do not know for sure what our schedule will look like in the 2020-21 school year. Within the District’s Return-to-Learn Plan, there are three different learning models. We are making plans and preparations for all three and will move from one to another if conditions related to COVID-19 change within the state, community, or school buildings.
We can welcome back all students into our buildings and resume a mostly normal school day schedule. This would involve enhanced cleaning protocols, a degree of physical distancing among students, adjustments to how students enter and exit buildings, the use of masks or shields, and changes to how we manage transitions between classrooms throughout the day.
During hybrid learning, students will receive 50% of their traditional instruction through on-site learning. Therefore, students will only attend school on-site for a portion of the week. Families with more than one child in school will be on the same schedule. Students with last names beginning with A-M will be grouped to attend on-site for a set timeframe of the week, and students with last names beginning with N-Z will be grouped to attend on-site for the alternating set timeframe of the week. High school students will have an eight-period day, rather than a block schedule of four periods a day. When students are not attending school on-site, they will be completing the required coursework at home.
Virtual Learning is online instruction. This is a model that parents can voluntarily elect to enroll a student in full-time. Additionally, Virtual Learning is a model that may be employed if the District needs to close a building or the entire District in response to COVID-19 spread. Any student engaged in Virtual Learning will have required coursework.