Students in the Yuma Union High School District will have the option of returning to the classroom Monday to take part in the district's hybrid learning model at all six campuses throughout the district.
The district's governing board voted unanimously to initiate the hybrid learning model at its Sept. 4 meeting on the recommendation of YUHSD Superintendent Gina Thompson.
"[Hybrid] is often referred to as blended learning," said YUHSD Associate Superintendent Lisa Anderson. "Blended learning combines in-person learning days with distance learning days. In the context of schools reopening."
In order to take part in the learning model, the district requires students to fill out a COVID-19 waiver that was also approved by the district during its Thursday meeting. Parents and students can find the waiver at Yumaunion.org.
However, not all students will be returning to the classroom at once. The model breaks down there return alphabetically by last name. Those with the last name beginning with A-L will attend in-person instruction Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday students will work from home using the Canvas Learning Management System. Then, Thursday and Friday students whose last names start with M-Z will attend in-person instruction.
Students will still have the option to learn remotely for the entire 2020-2021 school year though the Yuma Online Distance Learning Academy.
Parents who have questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to the Yuma Union High School District.