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ETHS Hybrid Selection Form Due March 5

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

 

ETHS is preparing for a transition to a hybrid learning structure in April when a percentage of students come to campus for in-person instruction each school day. A Hybrid Selection Form must be completed for each student by March 5 at 4:00pm. The two-part questionnaire must be completed by a parent/guardian to provide ETHS with critical information about how many students plan to transition to hybrid instruction and any possible transportation needs. The form should also be completed for off-campus students whose families will be contacted by an ETHS staff member to discuss their specific circumstances. Results of the questionnaire will be shared as ETHS takes next steps.

 

Review the ETHS hybrid schedule. Please visit the Reopening Plan of the ETHS website for information about the hybrid framework and hybrid schedule. The schedule outlines the in-person learning schedule by cohort (A, B, C, or D). 

  • Mondays will continue to be asynchronous in the hybrid model.
  • Note that the student groups are divided alphabetically rather than grade level.
  • A brief video is available to help students and staff see how the building looks under the current guidelines. 
  • As a reminder, the schedule would be disrupted by state assessments and AP testing that may be required.

 

Note specific dates. ETHS students will transition to a hybrid schedule after spring break. Students will follow the Enhanced E-learning schedule through April 12. Key dates are listed on the ETHS website calendar:

  • Spring break is March 29-April 2. There is no school for students or staff.
  • ETHS will have Remote Learning Planning Days on April 8 and April 9. These dates are non-attendance days for students.
  • April 13 and April 14 are mandatory state assessment days. Only students who are scheduled for in-person testing will be in attendance. 
  • April 15 is the first day of hybrid in-person instruction for ETHS students. 

 

Respond by Friday, March 5 at 4:00pm. A parent/guardian must log into their own myETHS account to answer the questions about their hybrid selection. Navigate to Records > Hybrid Selection Form to indicate your choice. If you have more than one student at ETHS, you will need to complete a separate form for each student. After the deadline, parents/guardians will be able to view, but not change their response. If you do not respond by this date, your student(s) will be scheduled to continue their fully remote schedule, as noted in Enhanced E-learning

 

Given the logistics required to safely meet all guidelines, students will not be able to switch from the remote e-learning option to hybrid in-person after March 5. However, students who choose hybrid in-person have the option to switch back to fully remote at any time. 

 

Continue to utilize resources for student wellbeing. 

  • Social workers, psychologists, and counselors will ensure continuity of services:
    • Post high school planning services will continue to be offered remotely to students. 
    • Mental health services will continue to be provided remotely to students.
    • Crisis intervention for students who are scheduled for hybrid in-person instruction will be provided in-person at ETHS.
    • Please see the Mental Health Services page of the Reopening Plan for more information.
  • Health Services/Nurses office provides school dismissal procedures and hybrid in-person guidelines: 
    • If your child appears or feels unwell, arrangements will be made for safety to escort your child to the Health Annex in North Cafeteria. 
    • Students who need diabetes management, medication administration (medication authorization process required), or other minor health concerns will be seen in-person. 
    • Please see the Health Services/Nurses office for more information about how ETHS supports the physical wellbeing of students.

 

Hybrid planning at ETHS has consistently prioritized the health and safety of ETHS students and staff, based on the size of the classrooms and building, along with our school population number (4,000+). With up to 25% of students coming to the ETHS campus on a rotating basis during hybrid instruction, ETHS guidelines and protocols will remain in place as established throughout this school year. This includes social distancing, student desks spaced 6 feet apart in classrooms, mask wearing, and other measures to keep our school community safe.  ETHS will continue to monitor health and safety guidelines of the CDC, IDPH, and other sources as plans develop. Updates will be shared and posted to the ETHS website. 

 

Evanston Township High School