2020-2021 School Year Planning
Distance Learning and Learning Hubs or Independent Study
In consideration of the safety of our school communities and creating a consistent learning experience for all students the Plumas Unified School District Governing Board voted 4-0 to return to school on August 24th via distance learning with learning hubs, a small, consistent group of students that meets in person with school staff for a limited amount of time.
This difficult decision was made only after many long hours of planning for in-person instruction and the belief that with every safety precaution in place we would be able to accomplish offering all three options for our students.
There are several key factors that influenced this decision including data which reflects when opening a new sector there will be an increase of positive cases. While we have plans in place for when this happens including when to close a classroom, school and district, the end result is to implement distance learning.
In addition, the staffing considerations and lack of available substitutes is a real concern as we don’t have the option of increasing class sizes. Also, the increased anxiety related to the return to school is very real for many of our employees and families. We are taking this into consideration along with the many other related details.
Along with distance learning, we will be working together to implement learning hubs:
What is a learning hub?
A small, consistent group of students that meets in person with school staff for a limited amount of time
Will allow social interaction and support in accessing distance learning
May or may not be aligned with a grade level and may include family units at a school site
Optional for families
Types of support available in a learning hub may include:
Technological- internet access
Digital skills development- navigating distance learning
How to use our new Learning Management System-Canvas
Support with Google
Assessment- time and place to take proctored assessments
Access to materials and resources- paper, books, etc…
Social/Emotional- connections to peers
We will be sending out a notification on Wednesday, August 5th, to sign up for one of these learning options.
July 9, 2020 Update
Plumas County Office of Education/Unified School District
May, June 2020
Plumas County Office of Education/Unified School District is considering various scenarios for returning to school in 2020/21. This document will be used to identify a common set of expectations and supports needed to help each school site to return to instruction as safely and effectively as possible.
The four committees are as follows: