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LAUSD Parents: How Are You Choosing Between In-Person Hybrid And Online-Only?

At a November 10 meeting of the LAUSD Board of Education, district administrators discussed the 'Return to Campus' plan. (Screenshot from Board Meeting)
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The Los Angeles Unified School District is continuing to prepare for the eventual — though not imminent, due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases — return to school.

Sunday, Dec. 6 is a big deadline for this planning: it’s the last day families can submit the “Return to Campus - Program Selection Form” and let the district know if they’d prefer their students to return in the hybrid setting when in-person learning is permitted, or if the students would rather continue with online-only distance learning.

If families don’t fill out the form by Sunday’s deadline, the district will automatically place their kids in the hybrid model.

Under the hybrid model, students spend some of their time learning in-person at the school site, and some time learning online. The district says parents who choose that model can change their mind and go back to online-only at any point in the school year. But parents who pick online-only will only have select opportunities in the year to opt into the in-person hybrid learning.

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With coronavirus cases in L.A. County continuing to rise, there’s no telling yet when the parents’ selections would actually go into effect.

The teachers’ union and the district have yet to announce an agreement over how the hybrid in-person learning would work.

On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a regional stay-at-home order that could affect Southern California next week. Under that order, schools that had already reopened with a special waiver will be permitted to remain open.

At the same time, this semester, LAUSD reported more D and F grades for middle and high school students, and parents surveyed by advocacy groups say that students with special needs continue to struggle with receiving instruction and services online.

Given everything that’s going on, parents and guardians, we want to hear from you. In-person hybrid or online-only? How are you making this decision about your kids’ education?

You can let me know by filling out the form below.


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