• Return to In-Person Instruction & Extended Distance Learning FAQs

    Below are questions that have been asked related to the Extended Distance Learning (EDL) program and Return to In-Person Instruction after the most recent Commitment Form was issued. 


    Additional information may be found on the 2020-21 School Year information page and in School Site Specific Protection Plans

Decision Making/Process

  • Why is this happening so fast?

  • How many people responded to the survey?

  • Were other hybrid options considered?

  • Can we request certain students in our cohort to maintain PODS?

  • How will teachers be assigned to EDL?

  • Have teachers been consulted in this process?

  • Why are EDL classes larger than the in-person cohort class sizes?


  • What will happen if my child is symptomatic?

  • What happens if one of my children is symptomatic and the other is not?

  • How will my classroom or site be cleaned if there is a positive Covid case?

  • What is the protocol if a student or staff member contracts COVID?

  • What kind of testing requirements will there be?

  • How will information be shared with parents in case of a positive test?

  • Once we’re in-person learning, what will happen if my classroom is closed?

  • During in-person learning, what will happen if my school is closed?

  • What happens if a student is sick (non-COVID)?

Physical Environment

  • What will we do during smokey days during COVID?

  • What is the minimum distancing required in the classroom?

  • What is the status of indoor air quality for our classrooms?

  • How are you cleaning between cohorts for in-person?

  • Where will EDL teachers teach from?


  • What happens to students if schools have to close again?

  • What happens if the County falls back to Tier 1?

  • What happens if a class goes into quarantine?

  • What happens if the district shuts down again? Where will EDL students go?

  • What happens if a student goes into quarantine?

  • Under what circumstances will schools be closed again?


  • How will curriculum be aligned between EDL and in-person classes?

  • Why can't students just Zoom into the teacher's live class?

  • How will it look if grade levels are combined in EDL?

  • How will IEPs be done with EDL?

  • Will students still receive specialist classes?


  • Will students on EDL have their same teacher?

  • Will students returning to the classroom have their same teacher?

  • Who will replace our current teacher if they become sick?

  • If a teacher chooses not to return to their class, how will their class be staffed?


  • How long is the EDL school day?

  • What will students be doing for the half of the day they are not in class?