Return to School Plan
October 2020 Update
The Board of Education was presented with three options for returning to school at the October 12 meeting. After review, the Board voted to return to face-to-face learning five days a week beginning November 30. There will still be a robust virtual option available for all families as well.
We are asking families to choose either face-to-face instruction or virtual instruction for their child(ren) by October 30.
- DK will only have a face-to-face option.
- Elementary K-6 families will have one choice to make that will be effective from November 30 - June 16.
- Secondary 7-12 families will have two choices to make
- November 30th - January 22nd (Virtual or Face-to-Face)
- January 25th - Second Semester (Virtual or Face-to-Face)
We have prioritized transitioning our elementary students first. This was a state-wide priority. It also closely coordinates with the 1st Trimester at these buildings. Secondary students will fully transition at the start of 2nd Semester.
Please note that we may revert to all virtual learning if directed by state or local health officials.
For the full details of these options, please visit our November 30 Enrollment Options page.
August 17, 2020 Update
Our Board of Education reviewed the Fraser 2020 Stakeholder Task Force: Return to School Plan that was presented by our leadership team. We are grateful for everyone who volunteered to be a part of the task force or completed the survey. We had more than 100 staff members participate in this critical work.
Leveraging the work from our Return to School Plan, we have decided that in the best interest of the safety of our students and staff, we will start the school year in a virtual mode, with opportunities for small group, in-person learning for every grade level in the District. We plan to continue in that mode through the first semester of school (January 22, 2021). This date is subject to change. The District will continually monitor and adjust accordingly based upon the data and research provided by the Health Department. However, a virtual option will stay in place throughout the year.
The Task Force considered a variety of options for the start of the year, but the more we studied how to safely bring students back to school, the more obstacles we uncovered. Our Task Force was concerned about the very likely possibility of starting and stopping in-person school repeatedly for quarantines. This would cause significant disruptions for students, staff and families. It would also make in-person learning less effective, less stable and certainly less safe than online learning.
- All required instruction is virtual
- Small groups opportunities available for all grade levels
- Transportation available to eligible students
- Fraser Virtual K-6 students will now be assigned to their home school for the first semester. (In-district SOC students will still be assigned to their selected school)