Announcements

Daily Announcements – November 16th-November 20th

During the November 15 Special Emergency Board Meeting, the School Board approved the District Leadership Team’s recommendation to transition from our current Hybrid Instructional Model to the Required Continuous Learning Instructional Model (all online) in a phased approach. This recommendation was made due to rapidly accelerating COVID-19 positivity and hospitalization rates in Polk County, potential COVID-19 spread at our secondary levels even with existing mitigation strategies, and staffing shortages due to our staff experiencing illness, caring for family members, or being in quarantine.

The Iowa Department of Education (DE) approved our application for transitioning to the Required Continuous Learning (all online) Instructional Model between November 17 – December 3, 2020.

Phased Instructional Model Transition Nov 17 Dec 3 V2

Transición por Fases del Modelo de Instrucción Nov 17 Dic 3 (Spanish)

Fazni Prelazak na Potrebno Kontinuirano Učenje 17. Novembar 3. Decembar (Bosnian)

သင်ကြာ ပို့ ချ မော်ဒယ် Model အကူးအပြောင်း အဆင့်ဆင့် နိုဝင်ဘာလ 17 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ 3 (Burmese)

A dot dot in cacawn ning ( Model ) a tleng ning pawl Nov 17 Dec 3 (Hakha Chin)


View a PDF of the Phased Instructional Model Transition Nov 17-Dec 3 graphics included above (both contain the same information, just different file types as one is a .jpg and one is a .pdf):

 


Please see a text description below of our transition plans.

Grades 6 – 12 (UMS, UHS, & Metro West)

  • 11/16 UMS, UHS & Metro West: School is cancelled for Hybrid and Remote Classroom students. Students are not expected to participate in at-home learning. This is a teacher preparation and planning day.
  • 11/17 UMS & UHS: Asynchronous at-home learning; no live teacher instruction similar to at-home learning days during Hybrid. (Note: This applies to both Team U and Team J-Hawk.)
  • 11/17 Metro West: Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction. (Note: This applies to all Metro West students.)
  • 11/18 – 12/03 UHS & Metro West: All Students Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction. (Note: This applies to all students.)
  • 11/18 UMS: Team U Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction.
  • 11/19 UMS: Team J-Hawk Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction.
  • 11/20 UMS: Team U Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction.
  • 11/23 – 12/03 UMS: All Students Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction. (Note: This applies to all students as both teams will be combined.)
  • All Activities will be suspended during this waiver period.

Grades Pre-K – 5 (Preschool & Elementary)

  • 11/16 – 11/20: No change in instructional model. Students will continue in Hybrid this week. Adventuretime will remain open following the same Hybrid schedule.
  • 11/23 – 12/03: Adventuretime is closed.
  • 11/23 – 11/24 Elementary: Asynchronous at-home learning; no live teacher instruction similar to at-home learning days during Hybrid.
  • 11/23, 11/24 & 11/30 Preschool: Asynchronous at-home learning; no live teacher instruction.
  • 11/30 Rolling Green (only): Asynchronous learning at home; no live teacher instruction similar to at-home learning days during Hybrid.
  • 11/30 – 12/03 Elementary: Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Daily synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction.
  • 12/01 – 12/03 Preschool: Required Continuous Learning (online instruction). Daily synchronous learning at home with live teacher instruction.

Remote Classroom – Preschool

  • 11/16 – 11/20: No Change; continue in Remote Classroom (all online).
  • 11/23, 11/24 & 11/30: Asynchronous at-home learning; no live teacher instruction.
  • 12/01 – 12/03: Continue in Remote Classroom (all online).

Remote Classroom – Elementary

  • 11/16 – 12/03: No Change; continue in Remote Classroom (all online).
  • 11/17: Similar to our first semester, Urbandale CSD families can choose to have their child(ren) learn remotely (all online) for the second semester within the “Remote Classroom” instructional model. The “Remote Classroom: 2nd Semester Sign Up Form” will be shared via email with families on Tuesday, 11/17.

Remote Classroom – UMS, UHS, & Metro West

  • 11/16: No School for Remote Classroom students
  • 11/17: Asynchronous learning (no direct instruction from teachers)
  • 11/18 – 12/03: No Change; continue in Remote Classroom (all online).
  • 11/17: Similar to our first semester, Urbandale CSD families can choose to have their child(ren) learn remotely (all online) for the second semester within the “Remote Classroom” instructional model. The “Remote Classroom: 2nd Semester Sign Up Form” will be shared via email with families on Tuesday, 11/17.

Meal Service for week of 11/16 – 11/20

  • Preschool & Elementary: No Change; will continue to function ‘as is’ for this week.
  • UMS, UHS & Metro West: We will transition to distributing meals at your school (UMS students pick up at UMS, UHS students pick up at UHS, and Metro West students pick up at Webster Elementary). Students or parents are welcome to pick up one breakfast and one lunch between 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (Note: As elementary students will continue in Hybrid this week, please only pick up meals for UMS, UHS, and Metro West students).

We know transitioning instructional models is challenging for families and staff, but we also know it is necessary for supporting learning and keeping our community safe.