4/15/21 - Hart District Planning for In-person Graduation Ceremonies
3/9/21 - Hart District Planning for the Launch of Blended Learning on March 29
Good evening Hart District Families,
I’m writing today to provide an update on our plans for re-opening to blended-learning. Today we learned the good news that LA County’s adjusted case rate has dipped below 7/100k. The new rate is 5.2/100k. Meeting this threshold opens the door for the start of in-person learning. We are close to welcoming more students back on campus.
So when will students be eligible to return? The LA County Office of Education recently said “two weeks.” LA County then countered that it could be sooner. Now we learn the State could change the criteria to further accelerate eligibility due to increasing vaccination rates.
While this is all good news, the lack of clarity presents challenges to those of us working to organize a safe and successful start to blended-learning. Therefore, to ensure an orderly transition, I am writing to confirm that (assuming there are no additional curveballs) March 29 will be the date that we launch our blended-learning model.
Families are currently being asked to confirm their choice of either the blended or the online-only options. In the next three weeks we will share invitations for exclusive campus tours for 7th and 9th grade students. Hart District teachers will familiarize themselves with redesigned classrooms and will trouble-shoot new technology. We are finalizing the return of our School Resource Officers. Be on the lookout for videos which will familiarize students with new expectations on campus.
We need all of your help to make this a successful transition. There are other schools in California who have been offering blended-learning for many months. Their success has been dependent upon everyone’s commitment to following the rules. Masking, social distancing and good hand hygiene remain the keys to our continued progress. Thank you for doing your part!
With hope and enthusiasm for what lies ahead,
1/11/21 - Pause on Small Cohorts and Athletic Conditioning **Updated 1/20/21
1/4/21 - Vaccine Distribution in Los Angeles County
12/14/20 - State Restrictions Delay the Transition to Blended Learning
10/30/20 - Spring Semester Decision Forms Due by November 13, 2020
|1. Comply with LA County Health Order requirements as a means to keep students, staff, and families safe and to minimize the transmission of the COVID-19 virus|
|2. Provide options for parents (either Blended Learning or fully Online models of instruction)|
|3. Bring students back to campus as quickly as it is deemed safe to do so|
|4. Respond flexibly to changes in health orders|
|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)|
Student and Staff Safety
Populations with Special Needs
COVID-19 Outbreaks and Returning to Normal