Planning for January Return to School

Planning for January Return to School
Posted on 11/30/2020
january returnFamilies with students in grades 3-5, Saltonstall 6th, all 7-8, and 10-12, 

Salem Public Schools is planning to offer hybrid in-person instruction for all students who have not yet had the opportunity to return to in-person instruction. Students will either attend school on Monday & Tuesday, or Thursday & Friday, with remote instruction on the opposite days. 

A remote option will continue to be available for those who need or want it.

Grades 3-5, Saltonstall grade 6, Grades 7-8
: For these students we will offer a hybrid in-person model, where students can attend two days per week in-person with three days per week remote. 

If you would like your child to attend in-person, they will be assigned to either attend on Monday & Tuesday or on Thursday & Friday. We are hoping to make those assignments soon.

If your child is already in-person five days per week, they will remain at five days, and will get in-person instruction for two of those days while doing their remote learning at their school the other three days. 

High School Students: For our High School students, we will also offer a half-day in-person hybrid model, where students can attend two days per week in-person. This will keep the high school overall schedule, but shift the daily times for blocks throughout the school. This in-person transition for Salem High School will happen on February 4th.

SPS will continue to follow all health and safety measures in school, including asking families to complete home health checks, maintaining physical distancing, regular hand washing, and requiring masks. The school day will be approximately one hour shorter than your traditional school day. This new, in-person option for K-8 will begin on January 11th.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM FOR YOUR SCHOOL BELOW (ONE FORM PER CHILD) TO INDICATE YOUR FINAL DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT YOUR STUDENT WILL BE COMING TO SCHOOL IN-PERSON IN THE HYBRID MODEL STARTING IN JANUARY.

THIS WILL BE CONSIDERED A FINAL DECISION.

Form Links:

Bates: https://forms.gle/AdgkHYd3fwLgmTuQ6

Bentley: https://forms.gle/5KfuJKBBrfsCMXwX7

Carlton: https://forms.gle/uSUU4fQHmPDJYem56

Horace Mann: https://forms.gle/6iDATfkbrzzpyF2e9

Saltonstall: https://forms.gle/okGdMWYkPM3LsExb7

Witchcraft Heights: https://forms.gle/MbJdu8QaxKunYSY26

Collins: https://forms.gle/zAnuCkgjn6PRPs8z7

Salem High School: https://forms.gle/wwru7aKdULQVQk7z7


Your next opportunity for your students to begin in-person instruction will be February 8th or March 15th, 2021, depending on the final start date. Switching from in-person to remote will be available but you must make arrangements through your school's principal ahead of time to be able to make this switch.
 
Please reach out to your school front office if you have questions or want to further discuss this information. 

This form must be completed by 3:00pm on Monday, December 14th. 

hybrid for January information

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation capacity this school year has been severely constrained due to the social distancing requirements imposed by the state.  With the return of students in Grades 3-5, 7-8, and 10-12 to a hybrid learning model, we have limited seats available to accommodate those students who we typically transport in accordance with School Committee Policy.  Priority will be given to students in Grades 3-5 who live 1.5 miles or more from the school.  Transportation for students at the secondary level will be very limited and provided on a first come, first serve basis when available with a fee  of $125 for January – June, with a family cap of $200.  Any family with a student in Grades 3-5, 7-8, or 10-12 who will be returning to hybrid learning in January must apply for transportation no later than December 21, 2020.  Fees must be paid in full by January 4, 2021.  Applications for transportation are posted here on our website.  Applications can also be picked up at the Salem Public Schools Transportation Office at 29 Highland Avenue.  For questions, please contact the Salem Transportation Office at (978) 740-1138.
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