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Woodburn Students participating in a Hybrid-Model

March 5th, 2021 - Today Governor Brown announced she will be issuing an executive order to return Oregon public school students to the classroom. She directed all Oregon public schools to offer universal access to in-person instruction on or before the weeks of March 29 for K-5 students and April 19 for students in grades 6-12. 

Due to Governor Brown’s announcement, starting this week, you will receive a phone survey so that you can confirm or change your selection for the remainder of the school year. 

Students who are participating in the Hybrid model will be attending school on-site four days a week — on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
If your family remains in Comprehensive Distance Learning, your student will meet online with their teachers in the afternoon. 

Transitioning to Hybrid Instruction

  • Prioritizing continuity of classroom teachers and students to the extent possible, to promote connection and care
  • Health and Safety Training and Setup time prior to start
  • Beginning with K-5 as guidance suggests
  • Students engaging in asynchronous health and safety learning during conferences

Benefits of 4 Day Model

  • Similar to the current model - a significant amount of synchronous instruction daily
  • Model distributes student synchronous learning days throughout the week (rather than five contiguous days without synchronous instruction)
  • Cultivates connection and relationship by providing daily interactions with teachers
  • Gradual release back to in-person instruction for students
  • Grab and go lunch eliminates the need to eat lunch at school
  • No need for lunch supervision (Increases teacher time for instruction)
  • Provides more consistency for students
  • Providing consistency through scheduling has been a priority of ours from the beginning. A K-12 model provides consistency for families and allows for older siblings to provide childcare when needed
  • Our district values multilingualism and this model provides daily opportunities for authentic language learning
  • Daily reading instruction for primary grades is critical for developing reading skills
  • Less continuous time on Zoom


While on-site for hybrid instruction, students and staff will follow health and safety measures, including but not limited to:

  • Wearing face masks
  • Maintaining social distancing
  • Working in stable cohorts (groups of students)
  • Participating in daily health screenings

Although students will be back in the building, because of these safety measures and the need for small stable cohorts, the social aspects of our school experience will be drastically different.