Temporary Shift to Remote Learning for Inglemoor High School

Temporary Shift to Remote Learning for Inglemoor High School

The purpose of this message is to inform you that we have made the decision to temporarily pause in-person learning and move to a Remote Learning Model at Inglemoor High School due to substantial staffing shortages that are the result of COVID-related quarantines, general illnesses, and other absences coupled with our inability to continue filling substitute positions.  Please see the schedule below for date-specific plans.  Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 12, I would ask that you make sure students take their devices and any other learning materials they might need with them to temporarily engage in remote learning through Friday, Jan. 21. Students and staff will return to in-person learning Monday, Jan. 24 as we begin finals week to end first semester. 

Thursday 1/13 

Students will engage in synchronous/asynchronous remote learning on the normal schedule while staff plan for the switch to synchronous remote

Friday 1/14 

Students will engage in synchronous/asynchronous remote learning on the normal schedule while staff plan for the switch to synchronous remote

Monday 1/17 

No school, MLK holiday 

Tuesday 1/18 

Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule 

Wednesday 1/19 

Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule 

Thursday 1/20 

Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule

Friday 1/21  

Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule 

Monday 1/24 

Students return to campus for in-person learning on the normal bell schedule 

 

 

Again, this decision is due to staff shortages that would prevent Inglemoor High School from providing meaningful instruction or safely operate school as a result of so many staff being absent and the number of unfilled sub positions.  In keeping with my commitment to keep students engaged in in-person learning for as long as possible, we have had qualified school and District staff working tirelessly over the past two months to fill classroom and other school positions temporarily left vacant by staff absences. Unfortunately, at this time, we are no longer able to keep pace with the number of staff absences at your school.  This temporary move will allow us to continue teaching and learning while our staff members complete their quarantine requirements and meet the end of first-semester finals/projects schedule in person (the week of January 24-28). More specific information about what this daily instruction will look like will be provided by your student’s teacher(s).

Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 13, students will be engaged in two days of asynchronous/synchronous learning, based on their current school schedule, as our educators plan and prepare for this temporary transition to virtual learning.  Students should log into their teachers' Zoom classroom spaces according to the posted bell schedule; they will have assignments given by their classroom teachers. Thursday and Friday classes might be facilitated by educators other than a student's assigned teacher(s).  Schools will however follow their regular bell schedule.  For our students currently receiving special services in several of our special programs, we are working to accommodate continuous in-person learning if we can support staffing levels to do so safely.

Students participating in extracurricular activities will receive direct communications as decisions are made about whether we will be able to maintain or postpone activities at this time. All field trips scheduled during the school day will be postponed during this period.  All temporarily paused facilities will also be thoroughly cleaned during the time of the in-person pause.

For students who receive school lunches, our Food and Nutrition Department has developed a plan for continuing meal service; more information on this process and links will be provided tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Thank you for your continued understanding as we navigate these new challenges presented by the COVID-19 Omicron variant. 

All the best and take good care,   (Go Vikings !!) 

Michelle Reid, Ed.D.
Superintendent