UPDATED 8.10.2020

Dear AAK Families,

Last week, the Larimer County Department of Public Health and Environment (LCDPHE) provided new guidance to schools regarding their recommendation for the start of our school year.  As a result of this guidance, we have come to the difficult decision to transition to our Mostly Remote Learning Plan to start the year.   

While we have seen many other districts around Colorado move to a fully remote model, we do not feel like that is in the best interest of our students and families.  We have always prided ourselves on our innovation and commitment to serve families and will continue to uphold those values as we begin this school year. Our top priority remains the safety of our community and we will continue to follow the recommended guidelines published by our local and state health agencies while maintaining the vision and mission of AAK.  The details on the educational model can be found below. 

  • Most students will engage in a 100 percent remote-learning environment five days per week.
  • Kindergarten and First Grade will offer a hybrid schedule from 8:30am-11:30am. Families can still choose the 100% remote option.
Track Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 A

8:30a-11:30a

In Person

Remote

8:30a-11:30a

In Person

Remote Remote
B Remote

8:30a-11:30a

In Person

Remote

8:30a-11:30a

In Person

Remote
  • AAK will offer supervised online learning for students in K-5 who do not have the ability to access remote learning from home.  This program will be available 8:30am-2:30pm M-Th. This will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The sign-up for this option will go live on Wednesday, August 12 at 5:00pm. The students in this program will be accessing the same online learning curriculum as all students, but will be supervised by AAK staff.  Families must commit to the 8:30-2:30pm time frame.
    • K/1 students are also welcome to apply for this option.  If enrolled in both, they would still receive in-person learning from their teacher according to the hybrid model above and then receive supervised remote learning for the remainder of the time.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:30a-2:30p

In Person

8:30a-2:30p

In Person

8:30a-2:30p

In Person

8:30a-2:30p

In Person

Remote

 

Additional Details 

  • All students in the building will be required to follow the guidelines from the LCDPHE (face coverings, maintaining at least 6 feet of separation, washing hands frequently, etc.).  All non-essential visitors, volunteers and activities will be restricted at the school.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be available to order online for remote and supervised online learning students.  More information to come.
  • AAK will schedule in-person pre-assessment times for every student the week of August 17, 2020.  These will be one-on-one with your child and teacher, socially distanced. 
  • AAK will schedule a virtual Back to School Night for every grade level and class.

 

Remote Learning Information

  • Teachers will communicate their class schedule and learning outline with families.
  • Teachers will provide instruction and lessons using computer-based and/or activity-based lessons. Instructional materials are distributed on a regular basis. Lessons are structured consistently to avoid confusion, following the same schedule and means of access each day.
  • Instruction is predominantly delivered via technology but may also include use of tangible learning materials.
  • Interventionists and service providers will support learning with consistent instruction.
  • Curriculum approach includes:
    • 90 minutes per day in Kinder-2nd Grade
    • 120 minutes per day in 3rd-5th Grade
    • Consistent lessons per week in subject areas, including specials
  • AAK students will still participate in formative and summative assessments used for instructional decision making. 
  • Service providers will collaborate with families to offer support for students.

While the latest guidance from county professionals has obligated us to move to mostly remote learning, we also understand that this decision is disappointing for many of our families. We will continue to work with health officials to bring in as many students for in person support as possible during the coming months. You can expect more details about this plan and targeted sign ups to be sent out later this week.

As always, please contact us with any questions that you may have. 

Sincerely,

The AAK Leadership Team


AAK Full-Attendance, Full-Schedule Plan

Complete plan and rationale can be found here.

  • AAK will operate a full-schedule, five-day week.
  • AAK will form cohorts of students who will learn and move together during the day with reduced contact to limit the incidence of exposure and possible spread of illness.
  • AAK will expect staff to wear masks to the extent possible, and will recommend students to wear masks.
  • AAK will implement health protocols for screening, detecting and responding to exposure and infection.
  • AAK will offer a remote learning option for all families that can be utilized in the event of an outbreak, or for family preferences/health concerns.

AAK Hybrid Learning Model

  • AAK will offer a combination of in-person and at-home learning
  • Students engage in learning five days a week; they attend school two days of the week and have at-home learning the rest of the week.
  • Student groups rotate attending school, with 50% of the students at school per day, Monday through Thursday. 
  • Each Friday, 100 percent of students will engage in at-home learning while teachers plan for the following week’s lessons.
  • Provide online direct instruction lessons, supplemental activities, and skill checks. 
  • Larimer County Health Department regulations and procedures are followed.
  • The number of students are limited in a room to comply with social distancing measures and health requirements.   
  • Our free before and after school care will still be provided during the days students participate in in-person learning. 
  • Students are divided into groups with a priority placed on having siblings in the same group. 
  •  “A Track” attends school Mondays and Wednesdays with at-home learning Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • “B Track” attends school Tuesdays and Thursdays with at-home learning Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Each Friday, 100 percent of students will engage in at-home learning while teachers plan for the following week’s lessons, and collaborate and engage in professional development to best support students. 

            Hybrid At-School Learning Priorities

    • Lessons focus on priority standards.
    • Social and emotional learning are integrated throughout the day.
    • Specials are provided in a modified schedule rotating every 6 weeks.
    • Teachers provide whole group and small group instruction.
    • Lessons are highly engaging with supplemental at-home activities being provided

          Hybrid At-Home Learning Priorities

    • Teachers provide instructional materials for subject areas. Students apply their learning and preview new content.
    • Specials teachers may provide weekly lessons.
    • Students have access to pre-recorded video lessons and practice during the week.
    • Interventionists and service providers offer instruction to support learning.

AAK Mostly Remote Plan 

  • Most students will engage in a 100 percent remote-learning environment four days per week.
  • Smaller, select groups of students will meet for in-person learning, while following social distancing protocols (face coverings, maintaining at least 6 feet of separation, washing hands frequently, etc.)  These groups will be selected based on needs of the students.
  • Larimer County Health Department regulations and procedures are followed while students and staff are in school buildings
  • Students learn remotely from home and have scheduled check-ins at school in small groups with their teacher. Frequency and length of check-ins is based on health guidelines and orders. 
  • Service providers will collaborate with teachers to offer support for students.
  • All nonessential visitors, volunteers and activities will be restricted at schools.

AAK Remote Learning Plan

  • Instruction is predominantly delivered via technology but may also include use of tangible learning materials.
  • Teachers provide instruction and lessons using computer-based and/or activity-based lessons. Instructional materials are distributed on a regular basis. Lessons are structured consistently to avoid confusion, following the same schedule and means of access each day.
  • Interventionists and service providers support learning with consistent instruction.
  • Curriculum approach includes:
    • 90 minutes per day in Kinder-2nd Grade
    • 120 minutes per day in 3rd-5th Grade
    • Consistent lessons per week in subject areas, including specials

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Return to School Preferences

This form is our attempt to be transparent with our community and attentive to community concerns and input. We are completely aware that any departure from conventional school operations will be disruptive for many students and families (including our AAK staff) so we are seeking input to help us create the best balance of supports and service. Thank you for helping us make the best plan possible as we transition through and beyond the COVID pandemic.

Return to School Preferences

  • Insert multiple first names for siblings, enter multiple last names only if siblings have different last names.
    Select multiple for siblings
    *We will do our best to put families in their preferred tracks but cannot guarantee placement. All siblings will be placed in the same track.

 


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