District Outlines Spring Learning Options

San Diego Unified, Educators Outline Spring Learning Options, Reiterate Commitment to Proper Health and Safety Procedures
Posted on 03/18/2021

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Unified School District and educator representatives announced the next steps to prepare for a classroom reopening the week of April 12. They outlined options to allow for students to safely return to campus full-time, while providing continued robust online instruction for families who do not feel safe returning to campus at this time.

As the district continues to review reopening preference surveys sent to all families, it will begin working with principals this week to help set specific models for each school community. Families will receive details from their schools on March 22, asking them to select a specific model when classrooms reopen the week of April 12.

Every family will have the opportunity to choose either an in-person/online hybrid or an online-only model. Those remaining online will continue to receive a robust online experience, while those choosing the hybrid model will see their live instruction time increase.

Both elementary and secondary students will have the opportunity to be on campus for a six-hour school day. The default school site model is four days per week of in-person instruction with precise schedules to be set based on the number of students who wish to attend in person, available space, and existing health and safety guidelines.

Educators and school leaders also agreed on steps which will make hybrid learning unnecessary in the fall, committing to no layoffs and the creation of a specialized instruction model for students who do not want to return to campus.

MEDIA CONTACT: Communications Director Maureen Magee, (619) 381-7930, mmagee@sandi.net