Hybrid Learning Virtual FAQ

Learning Options FAQ

  • What is the Hybrid Teaching & Learning Model?

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    The goal of the Hybrid model is to have 50% of the students in our buildings and classrooms each day in order to reduce capacity and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. All students will be divided alphabetically (A-L) or  (M-Z) and attend school in-person two days a week.  

                                                                MONDAY     TUESDAY     WEDNESDAY     THURSDAY     FRIDAY
    Hybrid A-L                                            In School     In School         Canvas               Canvas         Canvas                                 
    Hybrid M-Z                                              Canvas        Canvas           Canvas              In School      In School
    Distance Learning Students Only          Canvas        Canvas          On Camera           Canvas         Canvas

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  • What does hybrid mean? Do students have 5 days of week of education?

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    All students will be divided alphabetically (A-L) or  (M-Z) and attend school in-person two days a week.  Students will also be expected to be learning on their three distance learning days and will have independent study/assignment activities that are related to the previous day or next day.   

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  • Why can't students who are doing all distance learning be a part of hybrid by just watching online?

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    Simultaneously teaching students in the classroom, as well as students who are logging in from home would create a very complicated scenario for our teachers.  YUHSD recognizes the value for a teacher to see students and make that important personal connection if possible every other day.

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  • For students/families who choose to continue with distance learning at home-what does the week look

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    Students who choose the distance learning on Canvas option will work independently on Canvas Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday they will be on camera with their teachers and follow the six-period schedule for their campus. For example: if the student attends Yuma High, they would be on camera for their first period class at 7:45 on Wednesday. The on-camera portion of that class would end at 8:30 and second period would begin on camera at 8:36.  While the student will work independently on Canvas the other four days, they will still have on-camera access to their teacher from 1:15-3 p.m. each day. They can ask their teacher questions, and work in groups during this time.

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  • Where can I find the waiver needed for a student to attend in-person classes?

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    The COVID-19 waiver, release and assumption of risk form can be accessed and signed on your ParentVUE account. Furthermore, the waiver can also be downloaded and signed on yumaunion.org: https://www.yumaunion.org/domain/2491. The waiver must be signed and returned to your campus before a student can attend in-person learning.

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  • Will students in the same household be able to attend in-person classes on the same days?

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    YUHSD will allow students in the same household to attend school on the same days.

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  • Will there be modifications to special classes, like physical education, music and art?

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    YUHSD is developing a plan that balances the importance of engaging students in a well-rounded educational opportunity, including physical education, fine arts, and others, with the need for modifications to avoid any increased public health risk. Please refer to information provided by your student’s school for building specific details.

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  • Will there be before and / or after-school activities offered this year?

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    YUHSD is developing a plan that balances the importance of engaging students in a well-rounded educational opportunity, including and extracurricular activities and athletics, with the need for modifications to avoid any increased public health risk. Please refer to information provided by your student’s school for building specific details.

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  • What if my student receives special education services?

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    YUHSD will ensure that students with IEPs are provided the special education and related services identified in their IEP, to the greatest extent possible. Continued educational opportunities must be individualized based on student need. 

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  • Will all students and staff be required to wear a mask at school?

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    Yes. YUHSD expects all students and staff to wear a protective face covering or face mask that completely covers the nose and mouth.  YUHSD encourages parents to help their student become comfortable wearing a mask, by practicing wearing a mask and gradually building up usage time.   

    If your student is unable to wear a mask at school, due to a pre-existing medical condition, please reach out to your student’s counselor and school nurse.

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  • Will attendance be taken each day?

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    Students will need to complete the online attendance form as they did previously. In addition, teachers will document attendance for all students in person. 

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  • In Person Learning Days vs. Distance Learning Days

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    During distance learning days students will be completing assignments independently, some of which will focus on topics already discussed and some on subjects not yet tackled in the classroom.  Every teacher will develop a procedure that works best for your student’s class, ensuring regular teacher-student interactions and a quality education experience, whether in-school or at home.

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  • During in-person learning days will students be in the same class with the same teacher?

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    No. Students will transition between class periods throughout their day on campus.

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  • What about students who are not on campus? Will they still have access to meals?

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    Yes, all students taking part in Hybrid Learning on campus will have the opportunity to pick up no-cost breakfast before school.

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  • Will transportation be provided to and from school?

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    The transportation department will pick up and drop off along ALL bus routes from the previous school year. For more information about bus routes, please visit: https://www.yumaunion.org/Page/26

    Students who attend Vista High School are able to commute to school via a no-cost bus pass through Yuma County Area Transit. Please contact the Vista High School office at (928) 502-6800 for more information.

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  • What will happen with students with disabilities during hybrid or distance learning?

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    We are committed to support the learning of all student and ensuring equitable learning opportunities to enable students with disabilities to progress in meeting learning needs and social emotional learning continues to be the aim of IEP and 504 teams. Our Return to Learning Plan relies heavily on decisions made by each student’s IEP or 504 team.

    Throughout the duration of the school year, parents and families can expect the following:

    • Parents must be involved in any decision about an individual child’s placement or services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504.
    • The IEP team will review the specialized services and supports prescribed in the current IEP. They will also document the status of the services and supports during the school closure, as well as the effect of that level of support and service. IEP teams will then ascertain individual needs and determine if the IEP should be amended or rewritten to reflect changes to services and supports, which will include a fully virtual learning plan that can be implemented at any time, if needed.\
    • Special education teachers will continue to collaborate with general education teachers to provide scaffolds, accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities in both physical and virtual settings. Special education teachers will communicate frequently with families to ensure student needs are being met in both the physical and virtual settings.
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  • Where can I get the most accurate facts and up-to-date information about COVID-19?

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    The Yuma County Health District is the leading authority in our area. It has local information updated daily on its website and has produced a special information sheet that has been shared with community partners and families. You may also call the department at (928) 317-4550.

    Information sheet in English

    Information sheet in Spanish

    Information is rapidly developing. You can find the most up-to-date national information about the novel coronavirus on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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  • What strategies can we all use to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as the flu?

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    • Distance yourself from others, including staying in groups of fewer than 10 people at once. 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick, and keep sick children home as well.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
    • Plan for if/when community spread occurs.
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  • What can we do to help prevent and respond to bullying related to the COVID-19 situation?

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    Some people of Chinese and Asian decent are facing stigma in their communities, regardless of whether they been exposed to COVID-19. 

    FACT: People—including those of Asian descent—who have not recently traveled to China or been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 are not at greater risk of acquiring and spreading COVID-19 than other Americans. 

    Speak out against negative behaviors, including negative statements on social media about groups of people, or exclusion of people, who pose no risk from regular activities.

    • If you see someone being treated unfairly, do not stay silent. 
      • If you feel comfortable, you can firmly but calmly tell the person to stop.
      • If you don’t want to talk to the person who is harassing someone, you can also focus on the individual who is being treated unfairly. Make small talk, ask them how their day is going, and ignore the person harassing them. 
      • Tips for bystanders are simple actions anyone can use.
    • If you have a child, https://stopbullying.gov/ has tools for kids with simple, specific actions kids can take to support others.
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  • My chromebook isn't working. What can I do?

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    Campus bookstore managers can provide phone support to you.  Please call your campus bookstore between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bookstore staff will be able to help diagnose the problem and determine if the chromebook needs to be replaced. Numbers for each campuses bookstore are as follows: 

    Cibola: 502-5937

    Gila Ridge: 502-6570

    Kofa: 502-5525

    San Luis: 502-6136

    Vista: Contact main office at 502-6800

    Yuma: 502-5316

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