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Face-to-Face Education FAQs

The first day of school for all students in District Six is August 17th, 2020.  

Snap codes have already been emailed to parents. As always, you will need a snap code to complete student enrollment. If you do not have a snap code please contact your child's school and they will be happy to help! We also suggest making sure your email address in updated in our Powerschool system. 

District Six understands that the needs of families are all different. Parents may not be comfortable with the idea of returning to in-person instruction yet. Our District Six Virtual Academy will provide an option that will allow students to stay at home and receive all instruction off-campus with a certified teacher.  For more information about our virtual academy click here. 



 Our goal was for students to attend school five days a week. K4-8th grade students began attending school face-to-face five days a week on September 28th. High School students began attending five days on October 2nd.

Classroom size will vary based on grade level and parents’ choices for in-person or virtual learning. 

Safety is our highest priority. Masks or face shields are essential for the health and safety of our District Six community.  We will provide face shields and masks for all employees. Students and staff will need to use a face covering while on the school bus, when entering the building, during transitions, leaving the building, and any time social distancing is not possible. 

Hybrid Model (A/B Schedule) - Students come on campus 2-3 days a week to receive instruction and will receive instruction through distance-learning means the remaining days of the week. Distance learning lessons will correlate with the learning targets taught in class. Students come to school two days a week and receive three days of distance learning. Students with last names A-L will attend on Mondays and Wednesdays, and students with last names M-Z will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday.
The key word this year for employees and families is flexibility. District Six is prepared to provide distance/remote instruction in the event of another school closure. Teachers have received additional professional development to make this transition as smooth as possible for students. Expectations for students will be communicated clearly with well-defined practices for instructional delivery and grading.
Distance Learning/Remote Learning - refers to learning that takes place during the time a school building is closed to students. There may be times during the school year that students may need to transition from in-person learning to distance/remote learning, based on advice from public health professionals. This means that learning will continue while the district or a school building is closed until we are advised to reopen. Once students return to the building, the teacher will continue on with in-person learning.

Virtual Academy - This learning model is a consistent platform for virtual instruction. Virtual Academy students will never have to switch back-and-forth between education models, even if we are advised to close a school building for safety precautions. Our virtual academy is a semester-long commitment and learning will continue with assigned teachers.

Due to the possibility that all students may engage in remote or online learning at some point in the school year, the district will provide laptops for students who do not have reliable access to a computer at home. We also know that not all families have reliable internet access at home. The district is exploring options for securing Wi-Fi hotspots for some of our students to ensure they have the tools they need to learn remotely.

We understand this is a tough time for many students and play is an important part of a child's development. Elementary school students will be allowed to use the playground equipment following a rotational schedule to minimize student interaction. Hand washing/sanitizer will be available before and after use. The playground equipment will be sanitized frequently.
At this time, families and extended community school members will not be allowed to visit or volunteer on campus. For the safety of our District Six family, parents may not walk their children into the school building. Many larger traditional events such as Meet the Teacher Night, Curriculum Night, or Open House may be alternatively scheduled this year. Options could include virtual presentations instead of on-campus events. We value the importance of these events in developing our relationship with the community and will continue to look for ways to make families feel a part of our schools. 
Yes. We will continue to offer these classes at all levels. There will be safety modifications in place.