Parents and guardians have until Aug. 3 to select their students' learning format to allow the district enough time to plan for staffing, according to the district. Students will be able to switch to a different learning format each nine weeks if needed. Curriculum will be consistent across formats, although certain activities for asynchronous at-home learners—those whose families set their own flexible schedule—may differ somewhat.
According to the district, remote-learner families with limited home access to the internet or computer devices can contact the family access/student records specialist at their child's campus to check out a school-owned device or Wi-Fi hot spot.
Parents and guardians still deciding which learning format is right for their child can learn more about the benefits of in-person and remote learning on the DSISD website. The district has also released a "toolkit" to help parents plan for social-emotional learning at home.