COLORADO SPRINGS — Harrison District 2 officials announced Wednesday morning it is updating learning plans for older students a little over one week after the school year began.
Students in sixth through 12th grades started the semester remotely with the original intent of getting the students back into classrooms by September.
Now, officials are going to use a hybrid learning model for secondary students who are choosing to return to in-person after Labor Day. The district said families will have two options to choose from after Labor Day: eLearning or in-person hybrid. The hybrid model will allow students to return in cohorts, either a Tuesday/Wednesday cohort or Thursday/Friday cohort.
The district said they will be reaching out to families by Friday, Aug. 28, to assign students to a cohort if they choose to move forward with an in-person hybrid option.
Officials announced on Aug. 11 that students in Pre-K through fifth grade will return to school for in-person learning on Aug. 17. The prior recommendation to start on the Aug. 17 was to give a full four weeks "to evaluate the impact of mandatory masks and other mitigation efforts on local COVID-19 cases"
Harrison D2 officials are asking everyone in El Paso County and the district to "do our part to help ensure that students can be in school safely."