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Board of Education Approves Plan to Provide Choice for Families re In-Person or Online Learning

The KSD Board votes to give parents and guardians the choice for their students to either return to in-person learning or remain online learning with a Kirkwood teacher for the remainder of the first semester. 
 
KSD asked all K-5 parents if their intent was to send their students back to in-person learning or continue online learning. 
 
KSD received 2,287 responses or 86.4% of the official enrollment for elementary students. Of those responding, 302 (13.2) selected to remain online with a Kirkwood teacher, and 1,985 (86.8%) selected in-person learning through the end of the first semester.
 
Secondary Parents (Middle and High School)
Middle Schools and High School will continue online learning for now. Staff discussions for possible transitions to in-person learning for middle school students begin on Tuesday, September 29.

Elementary Grade Level Schedule for a Phased-in Approach to Second Quarter

October 12 and 13 - No school for elementary students.

Teachers and staff prepare classrooms and school routines with safety precautions for all.

October 14,15 and 16  - Transition Days for Kindergarten - Second Grade Students

Students opting for an in-person return to school to meet the teacher, build connections with classmates and become familiar with the routines of school. 

Students opting for at-home learning will meet the teacher and build connections with classmates via an online environment. 

October 19, 20 - Follow tradition schedule. No School for Students PreK-12th Grade

October 21, 22, and 23 - K-5 Students in School

Transition Days for Third through Fifth Grade

Students opting for an in-person return to school to meet the teacher, build connections with classmates and become familiar with the routines of school. 

Students opting for at-home learning will meet the teacher and build connections with classmates via an online environment. 

October 26 - Begins the second quarter

Monday - Thursday in Person Schedule for K-5 Students who opted in. 

Fridays will continue to be a virtual learning day for all K-5 students for the remainder of the semester in order to ensure elementary students are prepared to pivot to at-home learning if the need arises.