2020-2021 Reopening

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Roseburg Public Schools

Roseburg Public Schools learned today from the Oregon Department of Education that counties in Oregon will need to meet certain parameters related to COVID-19 cases before school districts will be allowed to reopen for in-classroom learning. Douglas County at this time does not meet those criteria, as our local case level is too high. This means that Roseburg Public Schools will start the 2020-2021 school year with Comprehensive Remote Learning.

The district agrees that this is the best decision for keeping our students, staff and families safe. Starting off the school year in this manner provides an exciting opportunity to focus on building relationships with our students. The district will also be able to strengthen our online learning systems and ensure they are robust and effective while giving our district additional time to prepare for the return of students to classrooms. This strong start to online learning centered on equity will serve as a stepping stone to the implementation of the hybrid and in-class learning models that we have been preparing and will continue to improve upon.

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Draft Plans for Future In-Person Learning

At this time, Roseburg Public Schools will follow state mandates regarding the reopening of schools to in-person learning and will begin the 2020-2021 school year with Comprehensive Remote Learning. The district is however preparing for future in-classroom learning. The draft plan for reopening schools focuses on maintaining the health and safety of students, staff and families while providing the highest quality education possible.

The plan has been drafted in response to the Oregon Department of Education’s request that all school districts create Operational Blueprints for School Reentry for 2020-2021. The plan follows the guidelines and requirements created by the Oregon Department of Education, the Oregon Health Authority and local health officials and will likely be revised as the pandemic evolves.

The draft plan, at this time, would call for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to return to classroom learning five days a week. A wide array of safety precautions, such as student cohorting, visual screening for illnesses, social distancing measures and a strong emphasis on hygiene, will be implemented at elementary schools. A plan for a mix of on-site and remote learning has been drafted for secondary students, with similar safety precautions in place.

State officials are expected to continue releasing updated guidance, and any plans for the return to in-classroom learning in the 2020-2021 school year must ultimately be approved by health authorities.

Draft Plan Details