Cohorting and Phases for Return

  • Current enrollment is 1641 students.

    In an effort to reduce the volume of students on campus each day to below 30% of total students, cohorting will consist of two student groups. In configuration, students will have the choice to ‘OPT-IN’ to in-person instruction or remain virtual synchronous learning.  Students opting in will be placed on an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rotation.  Students choosing to continue their virtual synchronous learning will be placed in the ‘C’ rotation.  

    In-Person Phase 1:
    This Phase includes specialized programs that serve students with disabilities and complex learning and support needs. These students require in-person learning to access their education. The class size in the programs are small, ranging from 5 to 16 number of students. Additionally, the student to staff ratio is quite small which allows for the unique needs of the students to be met. Plans will include individualized schedules, and ways to ensure that students with disabilities can be served with considerations for safety and access to in-person instruction and the critical social emotional, mental health, social skills, and access to peers. This Phase in accordance with Small Setting Cohort Guidance also includes targeted support services and facilitation of distance learning in small group environments.  

    • Staff: up to 50 staff members on campus daily
    • Students: Less than 10% of total enrollment
    • Specialized Programs:  
    • Cohorting:  14:1 or smaller based on student assessment
    • Targeted Support Services: currently 1 pod
    • Athletics: For sports in season, currently 4 teams following CDPH Guidance Youth Sports

    Current Daily Number of Students and Staff on campus:  50 Staff, 12 Students Pod, 100 Athletics  

    In-Person Phase 2:
    Students enrolled in Bridge, Peninsula High School, Middle College and Various Enrichment Programs will return to campus for some instruction and activities. 

    • Staff: up to 60 staff members on campus daily
    • Students: Less than 20% of total enrollment
    • Enrichment Pods:  Enrichment pods will be added incrementally by week, not to exceed 20% of total enrollment
    • Cohorting: 14:1 or dependent on classroom space/size

    In-Person Phase 3:
    In an effort to reduce the volume of students on campus each day to below 30% of total students, cohorting will consist of two student groups. In configuration, students will have the choice to ‘OPT-IN’ to in-person instruction or remain virtual synchronous learning.  Students opting in will be placed on an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rotation.  Students choosing to continue their virtual synchronous learning will be placed in the ‘C’ rotation. All students who opt for in-person instruction will return to campus through a hybrid A/B Cohorts instructional schedule. See Phases for Return Description in appendix for detail.

    • Staff: Up to 120 staff members on campus daily 100% 
    • Students: Less than 30% of total enrollment
    • Cohorting: A/B Cohorts instructional schedule
      • Most classrooms have a 14 student maximum 
      • Progressive return to campus 
      • Students will be in a block schedule maximum of 4 classes a day. See Bell Schedule for additional information

    Staff:

    • Teachers, Classified and Administration will be on campus on their assigned days.
    • A team of campus supervisors will support each learning pod or cohort.
    • The number of campus supervisors will be based upon the number of students/staff on site and the various locations that are in use during the various phases.  
    • Additional staffing will be required to support classes where teachers are teaching from home.  This may include substitute teachers.

    In-Person Phase 4 (Updated April 14, 2021):

    In an effort to reduce the volume of students on campus each day to up to 50% of total school enrollment, cohorting will increase to consist of three student groups. Students previously in Cohorts A and/or B may remain in these groups and continue to attend in-person classes two days a week, OR they may join Cohort C to begin attending classes in-person four days a week. Students choosing to continue their virtual synchronous learning will be placed in the ‘D’ rotation.  

    • Staff: Up to 120 staff members on campus daily 100% 
    • Students: Up to 50% of total enrollment
    • Cohorting:  A/B/C Cohorts instructional schedule