In a letter to D K parents, Superintendent Kyle Corlett thanked everyone who completed the district survey. The Return To School Committee met July 29th and plan to release a detailed plan by the first week of August.
Our region is currently in Phase 4 and the district is planning to start the school year in this phase with two different options regardless of the survey results.
DK Virtual School will utliize a program such as Edgenuity or Edmentum to provide instruction. Students will still be enrolled as DKS students and able to participate in extra-curricular activites. Students would need to committ to at least one semester. DK teachers will serve as mentors but will not be providing instruction. At grade levels K-5 if a significant number of students enroll for DK Virtual, students will receive instruction from a DK teacher.
DK In-Person regarless of the model used for In-Person instruction, DKS will follow requirements listed in the Michigan Safe School Roadmap.
In-Person Options Return to School Survey asked parents if they would feel more comfortable sending students to school if we were not 100% in-person, but used one of the following hybrid models.
One hybrid model would be alternating days students attend school. Meaning students would be split into two groups. One group would attend Monday and Wednesday, while one attends Tuesday and Thursday. Students in the same family would attend the same days. The days students aren't attending school in person, they would receive instruction virtually on the computer.
The other hybrid model would be only having elementary students attend in-person, while middle school and high school students do school virtually. This allows elementary students to be spread out into different classrooms and have more staff to work with elementary students so they can work in smaller groups.
Next Steps: DK Schools will share all details and answer questions once plans are finalized by the DK Return to School Committee. Information will be shared on http://www.dkschools.org
Facebook page. DKS is purchasing a face mask for every student and staff member as well as clear masks for all teachers.