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First Students Welcomed Back to School Buildings

Youngest learners come back to school for hybrid transition • Older students will begin returning to classrooms after spring break

Welcome back, students! Teachers and other school staff welcomed kindergarten and first grade learners back to school buildings for hybrid transition and orientation during the week of March 15–19, one year after Oregon closed all school buildings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

K–1 students enrolled in the hybrid learning model came to school in small groups to meet their teachers and educational assistants and begin to get familiar with their school, classroom, and new rules for health and safety.

Students visited their classrooms and other areas of the school, talked with their teachers, and learned about and practiced important health and safety measures—including keeping their distance from others in the classroom, in the halls and on the playground; wearing face coverings at all times; washing and sanitizing hands properly; and staying home when sick.

After spring break, the week of March 29–April 2, students in grades K–1 will begin their regular hybrid learning schedule, attending school on-site two days each week.

Students play on playground at recess, following health and safety protocols

Schools are now preparing to welcome the next group of students to begin hybrid on-site learning. The same week following spring break, students in grades 2–5 will come to school in small groups for hybrid transition and orientation, and begin their regular hybrid learning schedule the following week, April 5–9.

Middle and high schools are set to welcome students in grades 6–12 back to buildings the week of April 12. Schools will hold transition and orientation for 6th and 9th grade students before they begin the full hybrid schedule, attending school on-site on two days each week.

Students who are enrolled in an online learning pathway will continue learning from home for the rest of the school year.

School looks different with students return to school buildings this spring—with fewer students on-site, more distance between students and staff, face coverings at all times, and other protocols—but our care and support for students and enthusiasm for learning remain the same!

We’re excited to welcome our students back to 4J schools in-person this spring.

 

Photo: Sign saying "Welcome to our classroom" Student working at desk in classroom, following health and safety protocols Student working at desk in classroom, following health and safety protocols
Students and teacher in classroom, following health and safety protocols Student applying hand sanitizer
Students playing on playground at recess, following health and safety protocols Student playing on playground at recess, following health and safety protocols Students and staff on hard play area at recess

 

Learn More:

Back-to-School Video for Students: What’s New?
School Schedules for Hybrid & Online Learners
Coming to School? Be Ready to Wear Your Mask
Health & Safety Protocols for On-Site Learning

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