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At a Special Meeting of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education on Saturday, July 25, Douglas County School District's leaders recommended to the School Board that DCSD begin the school year implementing a hybrid learning model, which is a blend of in-person learning at school with independent learning and live online instruction (eLearning) at home. The Board voted unanimously to begin the 2020-2021 school year implementing this hybrid learning model with an allowance for families to select a 100% eLearning option for their students if they prefer.


The school year will still begin on August 17, however, the first week of school will consist of student orientation days in which approximately 20% of a school’s students will participate in orientation each day. As a result, each student enrolled at the school will attend one day of in-person student orientation during the week of August 17. Your school leader will be in touch in the coming weeks to inform you of the date your child will be expected to come to school for orientation.


On Monday, August 24 the hybrid learning model will begin for students in all grade levels (preschool through twelfth grade). Similarly, students participating in the 100% eLearning option will begin a full day of online instruction on August 24 which will continue each day thereafter consistent with the district’s school calendar.

Students learning through the hybrid model will be assigned to Cohort A or Cohort B

  • Cohort A will attend school in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be independent learning from home, meaning students will work on assignments, view pre-recorded lessons from their teachers, etc. (their teacher will be teaching Cohort B in-person on these two days).

  • Cohort B will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays and Wednesdays will be independent learning from home, meaning students will work on assignments, view pre-recorded lessons from their teachers online, etc. (their teacher will be teaching Cohort A in-person on these two days)

  • On Fridays, all students (Cohorts A and B) will participate in online learning from home. They will receive live online instruction from their teachers on this day.

Mrs. Rahne will provide more details in the coming weeks regarding what Cohort your child will be part of and which days he/she will attend school in person.

For more information about DCSD's restart plan, please click the "Road to Return" link above.

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