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Phase 2 Begins Jan. 19 for Special Education Schools & Programs

Jan. 7, 2021 – Before winter break, the SSD Board of Education decided to extend the hybrid learning model for SSD K-8 schools until Jan. 15, the end of first semester. The intention is to proceed with Phase 2 of the reopening plan starting Tuesday, Jan. 19, which allows for families to select full-time (five days per week) in-person learning or full-time virtual learning. A hybrid learning option will no longer be a choice.

On Jan. 19, all SSD special education schools, programs, and VSP will begin five days per week instruction, based on family choice of in-person or virtual learning. If something has changed with a family’s situation, parents can contact the school to request a change to in-person or virtual learning for their student.

To prepare for this schedule change, Friday, Jan. 15, will be an asynchronous learning day for all SSD special education students. On asynchronous learning days, students do not attend school in-person or regular virtual classes. Students will work independently at home on pre-assigned work.

The health, safety, and well-being of our entire community remains a top priority. SSD will continue to follow sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure that we are doing everything we can to protect everyone’s health and our learning environments.

For more information, please visit the Return to School Guidance section.