Learning Options/Cohorts, In-Person Learning, Uniforms, Parent Info Night

There is much preparation underway at Phoebe to ensure the safe return to campus for many of our students.  We are thrilled to be at a point to welcome our students back to in-person learning with targeted re-opening dates of April 8th for all Kinder-3rd graders and April 15th for all 4th-6th graders.  I know there are many questions that families have about the logistics of our Return to Learn Plan.  I would like to highlight a few.

Learning Options/Cohorts
It is important for families to fill out our learning options survey.   Please complete the form at  k12-schedule.com/sac-city  to communicate the choice of learning option for your student by March 17 at 11:59 P.M. The form must be completed for each Sac City Unified student. If there is more than one student in your household please complete a form for each child. You will need to include your student’s ID number to complete the form .  If you do not know your child’s student ID number, please email yuliya-vathis@scusd.edu You can find more information about the learning options on our district’s webpage.  

The assurity that I can give about cohorts is that siblings will be placed in the same cohort.  Meaning that all children from a household will be assigned the same cohort.  

In-Person Learning
It has come to my attention that there are concerns about what the in-person concurrent model will look like. As a matter of clarification, students are NOT expected to be on Zoom from their own computers for the entire three hours. They will be learning with peers in the classroom, in a physically distanced environment with interaction from their teacher. This could mean using manipulatives, working in groups, participating in interactive activities, doing work on paper, and most importantly, having the opportunity to collaborate and interact with peers in person, with their current teacher. 

Knowing that it has been a full year that students have been on campus, the uniform requirement at Phoebe for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year will be very relaxed.  Please do not feel that you have to go out and purchase uniforms for your children if you choose the in-person learning option.  We will pick back up with our traditional dress code in the fall.  

Parent Information Night
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 24th at 5:30.  I will host a virtual Parent Information Night about our learning options at Phoebe and answer any questions that families may have about our targeted re-opening dates and plans.  

As the days roll on and further negotiations take place with our labor partners, there will be much more information to share.  

Thank you,
Michelle Pechette