Dear Parent/Guardian:

We look forward to having your child back in our school learning in September. As you know,
the district has proposed a hybrid learning plan for all schools which will involve two days of
in-person learning, one day of remote instruction, and two days of at home independent
learning. Students will be assigned to pods of 15 students or fewer to maintain proper social
distancing during the school day. More information on the hybrid learning plan can be found
here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10nHuq-Fk1emONK9yoAhTq_bVCuHLMAS7U2K43FZZVJY/preview

We know that some of our families would prefer not to have their child attend school in-person
in the fall, and the district is preparing an option for students to learn at home. In order to
prepare and plan for the start of school, we need to hear from you by August 7 about whether or
not you plan to have your child participate in the hybrid learning model or the learn-at-home
model.

The parent/guardian of record should have received a text and an email from the district asking
about your learning preferences for your child. Please complete the short form that came with
that text or email to let us know how your child will be learning in the fall. Please be aware of the
following information when making this choice:

● To ensure schools can plan effectively, please complete this form by Friday, August 7.

● If you choose for your child to learn at home, you will receive more information in the
coming weeks about what to expect. If you change your mind and want to participate in
hybrid learning, you will be given the opportunity to change your preference at the
beginning of the second quarter.

● If you choose to start the year with the hybrid learning model, you have the option to
switch to the learn-at-home model at any time.
This form also asks if you would like to receive ongoing texts from the district. If texting is a
preferred method of communication for you, please say yes to this question. If you opt to
receive texts from the district, we will be able to text you about scheduling updates, daily
symptom screener reminders, and other important updates.

If you did not receive the form or are having difficulty completing it, please contact our school at
773-534-3500.

While the upcoming school year will look different, we are very excited to have our students,
whether in-person or at home, learning with us.

 

Sincerely,

Michelle H. Ludford
Principal
Beaubien Elementary

 

https://www.beaubienelementary.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Beaubien-School-Communication-to-Families-about-Learning-Preferences.pdf