Superintendent Jodie Hausmann announced today, Tuesday, September 8, that after two weeks of eLearning, the datapoints are favorable (district, city and county data and alert systems), and the district will experience its inaugural In-building mode the week of September 14. Students who chose eLearning for the entire first nine weeks of the semester will continue to log in to Google Classroom and Zoom for daily instruction with their In-building classmates.
In-building mode will be guided by a “Slow Launch Start.” This process brings back up to half of the students In-building at one time, allowing teachers to work with smaller groups and to supervise safety protocols. This “50-50” model has been very successful in other countries.
“Although we are excited to see many of our students In-building next week, we must be realistic and transparent — In-building instruction may not be a permanent decision,” said Superintendent Jodie Hausmann. “We will be nimble, and review our datapoints and respond by our next two-week chunk deadline of Thursday, September 24. Until then, we thank our families and entire community for continuing to make good choices.”
On August 11, Superintendent Hausmann shared a Community Letter with Bay Village Schools families that outlined the district’s unique approach to starting the year remotely — per Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s recommendation — yet not committing the entire first nine weeks of the semester to eLearning. This plan allows the district to make decisions in two-week chunks. The next decision will be made on or before Thursday, September 24 for the week of September 28.