Blended In-Person Learning (Grades 6-12)

    • Developed based on guidance from the Metro Denver Partnership for HealthColorado Department of Education requirements and with input from teachers, classified staff, administrators, parents, students, and public health experts.

    • This plan was developed to primarily adhere to physical distancing requirements, and therefore the student body will be split in to two cohorts with half of students attending at one time. 

    • Students will be placed into a cohort by alpha split. Students with the last name A-K will attend Tuesday/Wednesday as part of Cohort A. Students with the last name L-Z will attend Thursday/Friday as part of Cohort B.

    • First Day of School: August 17, 2020 (View the full 2020-2021 calendar here.)

     

    Phase-In Week (Aug. 17-21)

    The first week of school will be a phased-in week, meaning students will attend school for a limited amount of time in the first week to get used to new routines and COVID safety practices.

    IMPORTANT: Specific schedules will be sent to you by your school.

  • Middle School

    Monday, August 17

    • Remote Check in- Schedule will come from School

    Tuesday, August 18

    • 6th cohort A (Last name A-K)

    Wednesday, August 19

    • 7th and 8th cohort A (Last name A-K)

    Thursday, August 20

    • 6th cohort B (Last name L-Z)

    Friday, August 21

    • 7th and 8th cohort B (Last name L-Z)

  • High School

    CCSD High School Phase-in for Week of August 17, 2020: This option allows for special activities to occur with Freshmen and returning grade-levels separately, includes all students, and is aligned with days of attendance by cohort.

    Monday, August 17

    • 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

      Virtual Engagement with Students/Families at High Schools (information to follow from home high school)

    • 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

      Virtual Engagement with Students/Families at CCIC (information to follow from CCIC)

    Tuesday, August 18

    • 9th Grade/Cohort A (A-K)

    Wednesday, August 19

    • 10th, 11th & 12th Grade/ Cohort A (Last names A-K)

    Thursday, August 20

    • 9th Grade/Cohort B (Last names L-Z)

    Friday, August 21

    • 10th, 11th & 12th Grade/ Cohort B (Last names L-Z)

  • Endeavor Academy

    Monday, August 17

    • 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

      Virtual Engagement with Students/Families at Endeavor (information to follow from Endeavor Academy)

    • 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

      Virtual Engagement with Students/Families at CCIC (information to follow from CCIC)

    Tuesday, August 18

    • Endeavor Team A

    Wednesday, August 19

    • Endeavor Team B

    Thursday, August 20

    • Endeavor Team C

    Friday, August 21

    • Endeavor Teams A, B and C

  • Blended In-Person Learning Overview (Grades 6-12):     

    • Two days per week of in-person, physically distanced learning
    • Three days per week of asynchronous, at-home learning
    • Potential for periods of full remote learning based on closure orders from the State or Health Department (days, weeks, months).
      • Once the decision is made to go remote for more than a week, teachers will be given two school days to transition to remote learning. The schedule will then include daily instruction where all students will participate daily.
      • For more information and to view a sample schedule, visit our Remote learning page.
    • For information about students who receive services such as special education, English language supports, and Gifted and Talented supports, view this presentation.

    The Cherry Creek School District will provide a Blended Learning model for families who would like their children to return to in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible. To adhere to requirements for physically distancing students and staff, half of our students will attend school Tuesday- Friday. Students will be assigned to an "A-day" or "B-day" cohort based on their last name. Siblings will be assigned to the same cohort. Students will receive direct instruction, individualized feedback, and a chance to connect as a community two days a week in person. Remote instruction will be provided on the other days. Mondays will be used for students to continue remote work, provide opportunities for check in with teachers online, gain clarity regarding assignments, and also provide additional planning time for teachers. Students will be placed into a cohort by alpha split. Students with the last name A-K will attend Tuesday/Wednesday as part of Cohort A. Students with the last name L-Z will attend Thursday/Friday as part of Cohort B.

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Cohort A 

    Remote Learning

    In-person Instruction

    In-person Instruction

    Remote Learning

    Remote Learning

    Cohort B 

    Remote Learning

    Remote Learning

    Remote Learning

    In-person Instruction

    In-person Instruction

    Remote Learning = Remote Learning at Home

    In-person Instruction = In-person Instruction at School

    Operational Conditions

    All operational items are based on guidance & requirements from CDE and the Health Department:

    • Physical distancing requirements to the greatest extent possible
    • Face coverings/masks worn throughout the day
    • Minimal class size – Class size reduced by 50% daily to maximize physical distancing
    • Cohorting – by group A or B
    • Limit physical interaction through limited passing periods with no lockers
    • Greatest amount of social distancing to align with CDPHE guidance
    • Social distancing at lunch/high schools allowed to leave campus during lunch
    • Activities after school will occur remotely to the greatest extent possible
    • Athletics cancelled at middle school level
    • Athletics are a separate cohort at high school level
    • Students will be physically distanced on buses through limiting riders
    • Outdoor instruction/time is encouraged through the day
    • Limits on visitors
    • Students not able or willing to respect these requirements and others in the environment should consider Option 1: Full Online for 2020-2021

     

    Instructional expectations for Blended Learning

    • Attendance will be taken.
    • Grades will be given.
    • Students are expected to engage on remote days.
    • Learning tools will be limited to support easy access for students and families.
    • Learning platforms have been narrowed down to three:
      • Schoology
      • Seesaw
      • Google Classroom
    • For more information on how to use the learning platforms, parents/guardians can log into their myCherrycreek.org account and go to the parent resources tile.

     

    Instructional expectations if all students are required to be remote for longer periods of time (weeks, months, etc.)

    • Once the decision is made to go remote for more than a week, teachers will be given two school days to transition to remote learning. The schedule will then include daily instruction where all students will participate daily.
    • For more information and to view a sample schedule, visit our Remote learning page.
  • Definitions:

    Synchronous Learning

    Learning that takes place in real-time. This might look like students completing daily learning tasks at a specific time where student schedules are “in sync” and at the same pace. Other examples include virtual conferences where the whole class can log on and learn together.

    Asynchronous Learning

    Learning that takes place without real-time interaction. This would look like students having a week to complete 1-3 lessons, but within that week students are progressing at their own pace. This might include using HyperDocs, implementing a project-based learning opportunity, and creating videos that students can watch and re-watch at any time as they progress through the learning.

    Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous Approaches

    Teachers will utilize both types of learning structures. For example, a teacher might hold a virtual class meeting – giving the option for real-time interaction. Teachers can record the meeting so other students who were not able to attend could watch at a later time.

    Support Services for Special Populations

    Cherry Creek Elementary Online will have a Special Populations team, comprised of a School Psychologist, IEP/504 teacher, Gifted and Talented teacher, and an English Language Specialist to support our students.

    Learning Tools (Learning Management System, online platforms, etc.)

    A common technology platform will provide students access to online courses or digital instructional materials.  An LMS generally includes software for creating and editing course content, communication tools, assessment tools, and other features for managing the course.

Last Modified on August 7, 2020