Update including K-5 hybrid start & end times

Update including K-5 hybrid start & end times
Posted on 09/30/2020
The following update was sent to Tahoma elementary families and staff on Sept. 30.

Dear Tahoma Community,

Starting and ending times are being announced for elementary school students who will return to buildings next month.

The start and end times for elementary students in the hybrid learning model will be:

*Early start elementary schools (Glacier Park, Lake Wilderness and Shadow Lake): 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*Later start elementary schools (Cedar River, Tahoma Elementary and Rock Creek): 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If the start and end times or a lack of childcare have created an unresolvable issue with the choice you made (hybrid vs. 100% remote) and you wish to change your choice, please contact your child’s principal by noon on Friday, Oct. 2 to inform them of this change.

We know our K-2 families are eager to find out who their classroom teacher will be with the new configurations. We are planning to notify families with teacher assignments for kindergarten through second grade by the end of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

According to information gathered from families, 56% of students in grades K-2 prefer returning to school in the hybrid learning model, while 25% prefer 100% remote learning and 16% choose to remain with their current teacher, regardless of the learning model. Among grades 3-5, 46% prefer the hybrid model; 24% choose the 100% remote model; and 21% prefer to remain with their teacher.

Bus schedules and A/B cohort assignments will be shared as we get closer to the date when students in grades 3-5 will return to school on a hybrid schedule.

We will include additional information for families of students who will be in the hybrid learning model and the 100% remote learning model in upcoming messages. We are grateful for your continued patience as we work through complex and challenging issues as we strive to meet students’ education needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you,
Tahoma Communications Office
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