The Touchet School District in its first week of transitioning to a Hybrid learning model had great success. Students and staff adhered to the Touchet safety plan outlined in the re-entry plan approved by the TSD Board of Director’s and submitted to Walla Walla County Health Department and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction on August 20, 2020.
Touchet School District transitioned from remote learning to a Hybrid Learning Model on September 28, 2020.
Superintendent Elizondo reports that 6% of students have opted out of in-person learning but continue to attend academic instruction via remote access. This option was afforded to students and parents not ready for in-person learning. Touchet also offers students a home-school option through the Touchet Virtual Academy.
In their week of AM/PM Hybrid Model, Touchet School District maintained an attendance average of 95%. “Students are excited and anxious to attend in-person education” said Mr. Elizondo. We have incredible students at Touchet School District! Students have complied to the strict safety plan that includes:
- Face Coverings at all times
- Wellness Screening before entering buildings
- Maintaining their physical distancing in and out of classrooms
- Adhering to comprehensive Hygiene plan
The Touchet School District has also been diligent with
- Transportation for AM and PM sessions
- Internet connectivity – Providing Hot Spots to families lacking internet resources
- Social and Emotional Support through our Counseling Department
- Grab and Go Meals for all students
- Before and after school teacher support
- Weekly Parent Communication in English and Spanish
Everyone in our building is doing their part as we set our sights on our road to a full return!
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire family at Touchet Schools, thank you, students, staff, and Touchet Community for your help and support.