Blended Learning Schedule Update: All Schools to be Remote February 25-26 and March 1-2
Dear CCS Families,
I want to take this opportunity to update you on a change we have made to our blended learning schedule for some of our students.
All students in Columbus City Schools will learn remotely Thursday and Friday, February 25-26, and Monday and Tuesday, March 1-2. This update to the learning model schedule will allow flexibility for many CCS teachers and staff to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
These remote learning days will be synchronous (teacher-led instruction) for students in grades PreK-5, Career and Technical Education students, and students with complex needs in grades PreK-12. General education students in grades 6-12 will follow their typical schedule.
Many of our teachers and staff will be receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in late February and early March. Recognizing there are possible side effects associated with the administration of the second dose, this temporary move to remote learning will allow flexibility for staffing coverage and certainty for our families of students in blended learning.
Even a slight increase in staff absences due to the second dose's potential side effects could result in unplanned school and classroom closures, putting our families in a difficult position.
Cohort B students in grades PreK-5, Career and Technical Education students, and students with complex needs in grades PreK-12 will resume blended learning on Thursday, March 4. Cohort A will resume blended learning on Monday, March 8.
We will continue to monitor our staffing levels and make adjustments to the learning model as needed.
We have had a successful and productive start to blended learning in CCS, and I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and collaboration with our district and school staff to help get our students back in their classrooms.
Talisa Dixon Superintendent/CEO, Columbus City Schools