SSD Technical High Schools Reopening Status

  • Technical High Schools
    North Tech & South Tech

    Phase 3
    Phase 3:
    100% In-Person Learning or Virtual Option

SSD Technical High Schools Reopening Planning Overview

  • At its October 13 meeting, the Special School District Board of Education reviewed COVID-19 community health data and considered proposed timelines for the return of students and staff to SSD’s schools and programs. 

    At the November 10 meeting, the Board voted to continue with the original plan to begin the phased reopening of the technical high schools starting the week of Jan. 19. The Board approved starting Phase 2 on Jan. 25 and Phase 3 on Feb. 1. As a result, some students will no longer have a virtual option at Tech for the second semester. We will work with all affected students to find the best learning option for them.

    SSD Technical High Schools

    North Technical High School and South Technical High School

    • Jan. 19, 2021, and Jan. 20, 2021 – Phase 1: Orientation
      Students attend in person 1 day (Group A on Tuesday and Group B on Wednesday)
    • Beginning Jan. 25, 2021 – Phase 2: In-Person Learning 2 Days Per Week or Virtual Learning
      Family choice of 2 days per week in-person learning or 100% virtual learning
      • Group A will attend on Tuesday and Thursday
      • Group B will attend on Wednesday and Friday
      • All students and staff will participate in virtual learning on Monday
    • Beginning Feb. 1, 2021 – Phase 3: 100% In-Person or Virtual Option
      Family choice of 5 days per week in-person learning or virtual option for exploration programs and programs where certification does not require in-person instruction


    Students who attend in-person classes during the phases that include hybrid learning will be divided into two groups — with Group A attending in-person classes on different days than Group B. Plans for how students will be assigned to groups will be shared soon. 

    The plan includes a family choice option that allows families to choose to participate in our phased reopening or opt to continue virtual learning for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Families will receive communication from their school principal with more details and a form to choose the learning option for their student.

    Reopening Phases for SSD’s Technical High Schools

    Under this plan, there would be three phases of reopening for SSD’s technical high schools. Note that there are some differences between the reopening phases for technical high schools and for special education schools. Click on the circles below for more information about each phase.

Technical High School Re-entry Plans

  • SSD administrators are currently updating school re-entry plans with the latest information from county, state and federal health departments, as well as the most recent planning regarding school reopening. As those documents are finalized, you will find links to each school's re-entry plan here. 

  • North Tech Re-entry Plan
  • South Tech Re-entry Plan
  • North Tech Return to School Video
  • South Tech Return-to-School Video