Moorhead Schools to start fall semester with hybrid learning

Published: Aug. 18, 2020 at 9:31 AM CDT
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MOORHEAD M.N. (Valley News Live) - If your kids go to Moorhead schools, they will start school this fall with hybrid learning. After months of planning, the Moorhead School Board gave the go-ahead to distance and remote learning for students K-12.

Moorhead Public Schools leaders said the learning module they picked reflects the Clay County case rates of COVID-19. Right now, they're starting the school year off with students alternating A or B days.

What that means is, one week, your child will be at school three days a week and learn at home for two days, and the next, it will be two days in school and three days at home.

Class sizes and bus capacity will only be half full. Childcare will be available during the school day to eligible kids ages 5-12.

The district will re-evaluate their plans every two weeks based on virus numbers, something that has parents nervous. Some wonder if one parent will have to quit their job to make at-home learning work.

"Any educator can tell you that the most important thing for children that age is consistency, but right now, we don't have that with our schools," said Moorhead mother, Anna Johnson. "But at this point, probably like a lot of other parents, we don't have a plan, especially because the district says they're going to be continuing to change it based on the numbers."

For parents, keep in mind that the deadline for Spud Academy or all online learning was August 14.

The district is extending that deadline for families that have changed their minds after today's information.

Fargo and West Fargo families got the green light for their kid’s education plans a week ago, that too, included hybrid learning.

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