Hybrid Timeline Updated for Elementary Grades
Grades 2–5 will begin hybrid transition a week earlier to meet Governor’s plan for Oregon schools
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced March 5 that Oregon schools will return to in-person instruction in a hybrid or on-site model by the week of March 29 for grades K–5 and by the week of April 19 for grades 6–12, if their county is within the state’s advisory health metrics.
“Thanks to the smart choices Oregonians have made, our COVID-19 numbers have declined,” Governor Brown noted. “The science is very, very clear: with proper safety measures in place, there is a low risk of COVID-19 transmission in school. Oregon parents can be confident about sending their children back to a classroom learning environment.”
4J students in some elementary school grades will begin hybrid transition and orientation a week earlier than previously planned. The new statewide timeline otherwise is very similar to what was already planned for our students’ return to school buildings in 4J.
Change for Grades 2–5
Grades 2–5 had been planned to begin returning to school buildings the week of April 5. Now, students in second, third, fourth and fifth grade will begin hybrid on-site transition and orientation during the week of March 29, and the full regular hybrid schedule the week of April 5.
No Change for Grades K–1 or 6–12
There is no change in the timeline for other grades.
Students in kindergarten and first grade will have hybrid on-site transition and orientation next week (the week of March 15) and begin the full regular hybrid schedule the week of March 29.
Grades 6–12 are still planning to welcome students to school buildings the week of April 12.