• ASD Back in School

Individual School Safety and Mitigation Plans

School Safety Plans
  • Elementary School Students

    January 19, 2021

    • Pre-K–2, K–6 self-contained special needs programs, and the Whaley School will begin in-person school for 5.5 hours per day. (Pre-K days and hours vary by program)
    • Grades 3–6 will continue with current online and Zoom classes; however, the District’s goal is to bring them back as soon as possible after Pre-K–2.
    • The District will monitor COVID-19 transmission, mitigation strategies, and staffing levels to determine when grades 3–6 can safely return.
    • ASD will notify families in advance of the return date for grades 3–6 so they can plan accordingly.
    • Select elementary schools with unique programs may bring additional grades of students back along with Pre-K–2.
  • Middle and High School Students

    January 19, 2021

    • Selected students who need extra support will begin in-person, small-group classes for 5.5 hours each day.
    • All other students will continue with online and Zoom classes through the third quarter.
    • Parents and students will be notified before the holiday break with details about their individual class schedules.


    March 15, 2021

    • At the beginning of the fourth quarter, middle and high school students will return to in-person school.
    • Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter allows schools to effectively build school schedules to coincide with criteria for earning credit toward graduation.

Key Points

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    • The plan prioritizes elementary school students returning first because of their challenges with online remote instruction.
    • The plan addresses equity concerns by identifying students who may need extra support in middle school and high school.
    • The plan allows the District and community to build confidence in the mitigation protocols and provides time to make adjustments while phasing students back into schools.
    • Prioritizing in-person school for small groups of students who need additional support will reduce some of the need for summer school and keep more students on track for graduation.
    • ASD Virtual will remain an option for all grade levels.
    • The District will continue making announcements around the 1st and 15th of each month.

Schedule for in-person classes:

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    Pre-School   12:00pm - 4:00 pm (Pre-K days and hours vary by program) 

    Elementary   9:30am - 3:00pm

    Middle           8:45am - 2:15pm (Wednesday = Online Learning Day)

    High               8:00am - 1:30pm (Wednesday = Online Learning Day)

    Whaley          8:10am - 1:50pm (Wednesday = Online Learning Day)