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Hybrid Learning Plan

2020-2021 Hybrid Learning Plan

    The District has developed a hybrid learning model, which includes a blend of on-site and off-site instruction. A switch to the Hybrid Learning Plan may be made if absenteeism in the high school reaches 10% due to COVID related illnesses. The Hybrid Learning Plan would be used for 14 days at which time absenteeism would be reevaluated to determine the learning plan to be used moving forward. Because high school students are in contact with many different students, teachers, and environments throughout a school day increasing the risk of the spread of COVID-19 these changes would begin at the high school level with students being divided into two cohorts (Green and Black). In contrast, middle school and elementary students are kept in smaller cohorts to limit the contact amongst students and environments. If necessary, this Hybrid Learning Plan may extend down to the lower age levels. The district does not need state approval for these options. 

    The cohorts will be formed by dividing students alphabetically by last name, adjusting as necessary so students who live in the same household are placed in the same cohort. These days will have normal schedule from 8:15 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. with Wednesdays having a schedule from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On days a cohort is not onsite, they will participate in distance learning.



8:15 am - 3:25 pm


8:15 am - 3:25 pm


8:15 am -12:30 pm


8:15 am - 3:25 pm 


8:15 am - 3:25 pm 

Week 1

Green Black Green Green Black
Week 2 Green Black Black Green Black

If the absenteeism percentage were to increase across the district and area counties continue to have a high positivity rate, IKM-Manning CSD can request a state waiver to move to full distance learning for 14 days and, if needed, request an extension of that time. Depending on the outcome of current lawsuits about local school district control, this could change throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

We continue to work with CDC, Iowa Public Health, and the Department of Education to determine which options are best for our district. Our goal is to provide the best education possible while providing a safe environment for students and staff.