DMPS students will be provided two options. Some students will likely enroll in the fully virtual option due to health, safety, or other concerns. All other students will participate in a hybrid learning model. In a hybrid learning model, students attend school for face-to-face instruction on a rotating schedule to reduce the number of students in a building on a given day. When not in the building for face-to-face instruction, students will be engaged in virtual learning. This model includes attention to access, social and emotional needs, engagement, and community partnerships. Students will report to the physical school building at least two days per week and engage in virtual learning the other three days. Students selecting the hybrid model will attend in-person classes 2-3 days each week, with virtual learning on days that aren’t in person.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cohort A

In-Person

Cohort A

In-Person

Alternating Cohort A/B

In-Person

Cohort A

Remote

Cohort A

Remote

Cohort B

Remote

Cohort B

Remote

Cohort B

In-Person

Cohort B

In-Person

Full Virtual Full Virtual Full Virtual Full Virtual Full Virtual

The general weekly schedule above allows for the number of students attending the physical building each day to be reduced to support safe distancing.

A/B Cohort Hybrid

Learning-at-School Days

  • Students will receive face-to-face instruction in Math and English Language Arts, with integrated science and social studies standards each day they are in the building.
  • Students will receive instruction in Health at least once a week.
  • Students will be provided with opportunities for physical activities and “brain breaks” throughout the day.
  • Students will receive support for unfinished learning, Special Education services and ELL services if they are eligible.
  • Students will be provided with opportunities for social and emotional learning and community-building.

Learning-at-Home Days

  • Students will have required, self-paced activities and assignments, reading, and/or practice to reinforce and complement experiences from the Learning-at-School Days. Those activities may be a combination of paper-pencil and online formats.
  • Students could receive support from Special Education services, ELL services and Gifted and Talented services, if they are eligible.
  • Office hours and other support from school staff may be available to provide learning help.
  • Students will have access to optional self-paced virtual learning opportunities:
    • Spanish and Heritage Spanish.
  • 5th grade students may have the opportunity to receive virtual lessons in their band or orchestra instrument.
  • The total length of at home learning and activities will align with age-appropriate guidelines for effective online learning:
    • K-2 approximately 2 hours per day
    • 3-5 approximately 3 hours per day

100% Virtual

  • Students will receive virtual instruction in Math and English Language Arts, with integrated science and social studies standards 5 days a week.
  • Students will receive instruction in Health.
  • Students will receive virtual instruction in PE, Art, and Music.
  • Students will be provided with opportunities for social and emotional learning and community-building.
  • Students will have required, self-paced activities and assignments, reading, and/or practice to reinforce and complement experiences from the Learning-at-School Days.
  • Student could receive support from Special Education services, ELL services and Gifted and Talented services if they are eligible.
  • Students will have access to optional self-paced virtual learning opportunities:
    • Spanish and Heritage Spanish.
  • 5th grade students may have the opportunity to receive virtual lessons in their band or orchestra instrument.
  • The total length of virtual and independent learning:
    • K-2 approximately 3-3.5 hours per day
    • 3-5 approximately 3.5-4.5 hours per day

 

Kelli Schofield, Director of Elementary Teaching & Learning, talks more about the elementary school learning options