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The Del Norte Unified School District is asking that all parents fill out one a form to let educators know if they prefer 100% distance learning for students or the other if prefer their child to be physically in school as part of the blended learning model.

Parents are asked to submit forms as quickly as possible as school tentatively is set to begin Aug. 24 in Del Norte County.

Information about options for parents — and links to the forms — is below:

100% Distance Learning option

The administration asks families interested in distance learning to register for the program so that it can plan for staffing and professional development. There are some very-clear guidelines around distance learning that will be put into place and families will have to commit to meeting those guidelines and to attending the program for a full year.

Distance Learning students must meet one of the following criteria, although no documentation will be required to prove the need:

1. Be medically fragile;

2. Be at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 or have underlying health conditions that could place the student at increased risk of serious complications; or

3. Be self-quarantining to limit exposure to the student, family members, or others

If you prefer the 100% distance learning, fill out the registration form in English at https://forms.gle/k3K5TUMdnvPxn2JLA. To fill out the registration form in Spanish, go to https://forms.gle/rZc8A4gA6meW94LQ9.

Phase 3 Blended Learning Model

After reviewing the surveys, talking with staff and parents, and discussing the impact on operations, the administration has planned its Phase 3 blended learning model to provide a blend of distance learning and classroom attendance.

• Cohort A (50% of students) would attend on Monday and Wednesday

• Cohort B (the remaining 50%) would attend on Tuesday and Thursday

All students would engage in distance learning on Friday and on the days that they are not physically in school.

Families preferring the in-person blended model should fill out the form in English at https://forms.gle/d4fdEcmu2kRtHTnk6. To fill it out in Spanish, go to https://forms.gle/yRyQnjUKu2hmJALL9.

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