For classes that return to remote learning, their teacher will share their remote schedule, which will follow the schedules that students had prior to returning to in-person learning.

Elementary

Remote Schedule

Hybrid Schedule

Updated April 15, 2021: In our elementary hybrid model, all students have the opportunity to attend in-person school four days per week. School will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on in-person days. Wednesdays will continue to be used for remote learning, family engagement, staff collaboration and staff professional development.

  • Starting the week of April 26, elementary school students in grades 4-5 will move to a four-day in-person/week schedule similar to the current schedule for kindergarten to grade 3.
  • For grades 4-5, we will have a new asynchronous remote option for families who are interested. Please contact your child’s principal to discuss options for your child.
  • Kindergarten to grade 3 will maintain their current schedule 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students served in preschool, BRIDGES and Life Skills will also follow their current schedule.
  • Wednesdays will continue to be used for morning meeting, remote learning, family engagement, collaboration and professional development for staff.

Middle School

Remote Schedule

Hybrid Schedule

Middle school starts at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Students may come inside the school building at 9 a.m. and will exit the building at 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day they are in person, and transportation will be provided for eligible riders. On Wednesdays, students will remain home, following the Wednesday schedule we have been using since school started this year.

All students will receive training on our school safety protocols during homeroom before the first day of in-person learning.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Teachers will teach lessons in their classroom
  • Some students will be present in person; others will participate in the lesson via Zoom.
  • During practice time, teachers will check in with both in-person and remote students.

An example of how we will create two cohorts for our hybrid model: 

  • If your last name starts with letters A-K (A-L at Shuksan), your students are in the A Cohort which is on campus Mondays and Tuesdays. Our Wednesday schedule stays the same (Homeroom only, asynchronous learning). On Thursdays and Fridays, your students continue remote live learning from home.
  • If your last name starts with letters L-Z (M-Z at Shuksan), your students are in the B Cohort which is on campus Thursdays and Fridays. Our Wednesday schedule stays the same (Homeroom only, asynchronous learning). On Mondays and Tuesdays, your students continue remote learning from home.
  • Updated April 15, 2021: Starting the week of April 26, there will be opportunities for middle school students to sign up to attend all four days of in-person instruction as classroom capacity allows. Middle school families will receive more information from their school regarding the process and timelines for students to attend four days per week.

Where they can, schools will work with families to accommodate which days their child attends in person (Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday). Upon the return of our middle schools and high schools, we will make efforts to coordinate schedules of families who have children in different schools.

High School

Remote

English high school hybrid daily schedule effective April 15, 2021

From a student’s perspective, a day might look like this:   

Summary

High School

  • Students will work on four classes at a time. 
  • All classes will have a real-time/live learning schedule. 
  • Advisory classes will meet consistently to provide check-ins, social-emotional learning aspects, and connections. 
  • On a set schedule, students will rotate classes. 
  • Office hours for follow up student questions and small group work will be scheduled. 
  • Pre-recorded or independent learning time will be available.
  • This schedule provides opportunity for structure throughout the day and weeks, while also providing flexibility and grace to families and students. 

For high school, students will still have the A/B schedule but it will be in 22 day block and change at the mid-quarter.

School Day
  • My school day live learning sessions (in-person and remote) begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.
  • Asynchronous learning is from 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
  • I attend in-person following my assigned schedule from the school.
Homeroom
  • I have one Advisory class each day.
  • We build community, explore social-emotional learning aspects, make connections, and check in.
Classes
  • I have four classes at a time, rotating every 22 days to four different classes. During a semester I will experience all my electives and core classes making connections with my teachers and peers.
  • In the morning schedule I join my teacher and classmates with live learning either in-person or remote for each class. I attend in-person following my assigned schedule from the school.
  • During the afternoons, I have time to work independently on each class.
  • There is opportunity for me to check in with my teachers, take part in small groups, and work independently each afternoon.
Lunch
  • I take a break from school to have lunch. When in person, I can grab a lunch on my way home.
  • The lunch break from 12:30 to 1:10 p.m. is also my travel time home for the asynchronous part of the schedule.
Independent Work Time
  • During the afternoons, I have time to work independently on each class.
  • There is opportunity for me to check in with my teachers, take part in small groups, and work independently each afternoon.

Hybrid Schedule

Starting the week of April 19, 2021, our high school schedule will include classes on Wednesdays. Students will attend their live/hybrid classes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will follow an alternating schedule for in-person Wednesdays. Each school will share details on the Wednesday groups attending.

In addition, there will be opportunities for students to attend five days of in-person instruction as classroom capacity allows, which aligns with the governor’s proclamation to reach a school’s maximum capacity and maximum frequency of on-campus, in-person instruction that the school can provide. High school families will receive more information from their school regarding the process and timelines for students to attend five days per week.

  • Bellingham and Sehome high school students with last names beginning with A-K will be in person on Mondays and Tuesdays; students with last names beginning with L-Z will be in person Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Squalicum High School students with last names beginning with A-L will be in person on Mondays and Tuesdays; students with last names beginning with M-Z will be in person on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Options High School started its regular hybrid schedule March 5.

All high schools will start at 8:30 a.m. and dismiss at 12:30 p.m. with asynchronous learning in the afternoon. Transportation will be provided for eligible riders. As they leave for the day, students may take a free bag lunch.