Hudson Ready: Revised 10/19/2020

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    On October 12, 2020, the Hudson Board of Education considered three resolutions regarding transitioning students to the All-in instructional model. As a result, beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020, all (Option 1) elementary and Middle School students are attending school 5-days per week at the regularly scheduled start and stop times. At this time, (Option 1) High School students will remain in the Hybrid instructional model.

    Option 2 Virtual Learning will continue as planned. Students may transition into or out of the Virtual Learning Option at the end of the trimester (K-5) or semester (6-12). VLO parents will receive an email in the future describing the process to change learning options if desired.

    At the October 12, 2020, Board of Education meeting, Phil Herman, presented multiple factors used when considering the All-In recommendation, which included:  

    • Summit County’s COVID-19 Risk Level and reasoning
    • Local/State/Federal guidance
    • Summit County confirmed cases
    • 44236 confirmed cases
    • Hudson City School District confirmed cases
    • Area hospitalization rates and bed availability
    • COVID-19 case numbers of surrounding districts in various learning models

    In each learning model, our students and staff will continue to practice key and secondary safety protocols established by the CDC and Summit County Public Health. While the High School will remain in Hybrid at this time, we will continue to closely monitor all of our buildings, and evaluate the learning models for all students to achieve our overall goal of providing an excellent educational experience in as safe an environment as possible.

    The Hudson City School District believes, when prudent, children need to be in school. The relationships our students form with their teachers are a large part of a successful school experience for all ages. The Hudson Ready Plan also recognizes the need to be flexible. The District will be vigilant moving forward by closely monitoring the data factors above and providing up-to-date information to our Board of Education for future considerations regarding our learning instructional models.

    As guidance continues to evolve, so will the Hudson Ready Plan. It continues to be crucial to our plan as we move forward, the ability to pivot and be flexible as we make decisions about what learning models/options will best help us keep our students and staff safe and provide our students with the academic experience they need.

    The District has two options for student learning: Option 1 provides transitions that will help us pivot as decision making factors change from ALL IN (students attend school five days per week) to a Hybrid model (students alternate days between attending school, and to remote learning 2.0 (at home). Option 2 provides 100% full-time virtual learning at home by semester or trimester depending on the age of your child(ren).

    Due to the extent of the data involved in the transition of learning models, previously color-coded Option 1designs have transitioned to blue tones to represent the decision making factors our District and Board of Education will continue to monitor for learning model transitions.

    previously color coded Option 1 designs have transitioned to blue tones

2020-2021 Learning Models

  • Option 1: All-in
  • Option 1: Hybrid
  • Option 1: Remote Learning 2.0
  • Option 2: Virtual Learning

Access to Instruction

  • We provide access to instruction on a daily basis for students who are in school, home on a hybrid day, or home for an extended absence due to isolation, quarantine, or other extended illness. Our first priority for our students who do not feel well is that they rest and take care of their health.

    K-5 Instruction

    • For students who are out of school for COVID-19 related symptoms/illness, quarantine, or isolation, recorded mini-lessons, and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom the day following the absence. We will not be posting for students who are out of town or on vacation.
    • Staying Connected: Emails, phone calls, or Zoom sessions with student(s) who are absent for any COVID-19 purposes.
    • Frequency: If a student is out for 10-14 days, teachers will reach out 1-2 times per week.

    Grades 6-12 Instruction

    • For students who are out of school for COVID-19 related symptoms/illness, quarantine, or isolation, classes will be live streamed via Zoom, as well as, assignments posted in Google Classroom.
    • Hybrid: Students would continue to follow their schedules. Attendance will be taken and it is "counted" as a day present. 
    • All-in: Students who are out of school for COVID-19 related symptoms/illness, quarantine, or isolation, recorded mini-lessons, and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom and the class would be live streamed. Attendance will be taken and it is "counted" as a day present. 

Considerations and Measures for Consideration

  • Considerations for Transitions between Learning Instructional Models - Updated 10/12/2020

    • Impact to Student Learning
    • Social Emotional Health
    • Effects on Quarantine
    • Lunch Room
    • Transportation
    • Student Experience
    • Staff Experience

    Individual classes, grade levels, or buildings may need to transition to remote learning based on the measures for consideration and in consultation with Summit County Public Health (SCPH). 

    The District or an individual building may be directed to close and transition to remote learning by SCPH. 

    If teacher and staff illness absenteeism outpaces available substitutes, a school may shift to remote learning. 

    Measures for Consideration

    • Summit County Color Rating and reasons
    • Local/State/Federal guidance
    • Summit County confirmed cases
    • 44236 confirmed cases
    • Hudson City School District confirmed cases
    • Staff and Student attendance rates
    • Area hospitalization rates and bed availability
    • Experiences of other districts in various learning models

     Mitigation Strategies for Returning to School

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