Students Pre-K Through 3rd Grade Invited Back to Campuses

On January 14, 2021, the Clark County School District Board of Trustees approved a Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Clark County Education Association to transition students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 into the hybrid instructional model. The implementation of the hybrid instructional model for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 will begin on Monday, March 1, 2021, for students. Throughout the second semester, the District will work to transition additional grade levels to the hybrid instructional model; however, there is currently no timeline for this transition.

As the safety and health of our students and staff is a priority, the District will implement the safety and health protocols in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Southern Nevada Health District.

Next Steps

In order to plan for this transition, the District is requesting that all Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 parents complete the hybrid cohort questionnaire. The three item questionnaire is vital to helping schools plan for staffing and transportation. In order to access the survey, please click here. The deadline to complete the questionnaire is 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. Parents who have already taken this questionnaire in the last week will have one opportunity to change their response before the deadline.

El 14 de enero de 2021, la Junta de Fideicomisarios del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark aprobó un Memorando de Acuerdo entre el Distrito y la Asociación de Educación del Condado de Clark para hacer la transición de los estudiantes de Pre-Kindergarten al Grado 3 al modelo de instrucción híbrido. La implementación del modelo de instrucción híbrida para estudiantes de Pre-Kindergarten hasta el tercer grado comenzará el lunes 1 de marzo de 2021 para los estudiantes. Durante el segundo semestre, el Distrito trabajará para hacer la transición de niveles de grado adicionales al modelo de instrucción híbrido; sin embargo, actualmente no hay un cronograma para esta transición.

Como la seguridad y salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal es la prioridad, el Distrito implementará los protocolos de seguridad y salud en alineación con los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades y el Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada.

Próximos pasos

Para planificar esta transición, el Distrito solicita que todos los padres de Pre-Kindergarten hasta el Grado 3 completen el cuestionario de cohorte híbrido. El cuestionario de tres elementos es vital para ayudar a las escuelas a planificar el personal y el transporte. Para acceder a la encuesta, haga clic aquí. La fecha límite para completar el cuestionario es a las 6:00 p.m. el viernes 29 de enero de 2021. Los padres que ya hayan respondido este cuestionario en la última semana tendrán la oportunidad de cambiar su respuesta antes de la fecha límite.

On Thursday, November 12 the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees received a presentation on the Plan to Transition to the Hybrid Instructional Model (ENG) and Plan para la Transición al Modelo de Educación Híbrida. Following the recommendation of the Board President and the Superintendent, with consideration given to Governor Steve Sisolak’s recent Stay at Home 2.0 order and the raising numbers of COVID-19 cases, the Board of School Trustees did not take action on this item.

The Board acknowledged the difficulties of transitioning to a hybrid model of instruction during a time when local and national health data indicates concerning trends in COVID-19 positive cases. Trustees continued to express concern for the mental health crisis and the academic crisis associated with students in distance education and stressed the need for additional support in these areas.

District staff presented to the Board of School Trustees health and safety precautions outlined in the Plan to Transition to the Hybrid Instructional Model. These measures included voluntary employee COVID-19 testing through T.I.E.S, improved HVAC strategies and strict cleaning protocols for District schools and buildings, as well as additional mental health support through the Lifeline pilot program and Wellness Check Teams.

The hybrid model provides face-to-face instruction for students in cohorts A and B and online instruction for students in full-time distance education. The hybrid model also allows for transportation for eligible students to and from school and the continuation of food distribution for all students.

The District has launched the COVID-19 Positive Cases Dashboard, which allows students, parents, staff and the public to locate and identify which schools and work locations have had or currently have positive COVID-19 cases. Cases displayed on the dashboard are cumulative cases tracked since March 16, 2020, for staff and students.

It is important to note that data utilized to update the dashboard are based on internally confirmed and self-reported COVID-19 positive lab results. The dashboard does not make a distinction between students who are in distance education, hybrid or face-to-face instruction models.