Due to Governor Kim Reynolds proclamation last Friday, the Clinton Community School District is amending its Return to Learn plan to meet the new requirements.
For PK-5 students, there is no change in the plan. PK-4 with the exception of Whittier 4th grade will attend their neighborhood elementary or preschool center everyday. Whittier 4th and 5th grade will attend Clinton Middle School in a separate pod. Fifth grade from Bluff, Eagle Heights, and Jefferson will attend at Clinton High School in a separate part of the building.
The delivery plan for grades 6-12 will change to an A/B hybrid. That means every student in these grades will alternate an onsite learning day with an online learning day. There will be further communication from Clinton Middle and High School administrations on the expectations of students in this hybrid model.
Students served at the Gateway Learning Center will attend onsite every day.
The school district’s Return to Learn plan does allow a family to opt into a full-time online learning option for either medical reasons or choice.
This plan preserves the core values of educating as many students face to face as possible while following Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines. The district also respects the difficulty of childcare and the belief that younger learners are more dependent on their teacher.
We need your support during this difficult time. Let’s work together the provide the best educational opportunities for our kids in this challenging pandemic.
Here is a video link with the same information: https://youtu.be/2PeuRTaiapg