Hello Korematsu Families –
I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to provide a little clarification regarding our return to in-person learning survey. It is important to note that this plan is voluntary for both students and teachers. Please remember that our core mode of instruction is still distance learning.
Here is a little more information about what we can offer:
1. Intervention cohorts for up to 10 students (offered M,T,W from either 8-10AM or 2-4PM) are designed to support the students most in need of in-person support. These cohorts will be staffed by an educator. Students have been identified for intervention cohorts through a series of metrics. Students and families will be contacted by Korematsu staff and offered this option. If we have available spaces student will be offered an intervention cohort based on the prioritization matrix and family request.
2. Academic hubs are supported by classroom teachers. These hubs are offered M,T,W from 10 AM – 12:25 PM. Academic hubs can have up to 15 students. Each teacher will also be assigned a support aide to help facilitate the hubs. We will do our best to assign students to one of their teachers, but cannot guarantee this. The academic hubs will be “room and zoom”. Teachers and students will still attend their regular classes via zoom and google, but in the classroom and under the care and support of a teacher and support staff. We will also offer an afternoon outdoor hub for band and PE.
Most families who want to return to in-person learning will choose the academic hub option. Students that have had struggles with engagement, internet and tech issues, and academic challenges may select the Intervention cohort. There have been some questions about students changing classes. Currently we have very limited capacity and cannot support class changes. Students who sign up for the academic hub will be with 2 adults and a stable cohort of students. And again all of our offerings and available spaces are determined by the number of staff who volunteer to participate.
I hope this helps a little. You can complete the survey again if this changes your selection.