Reminder to Please Confirm Your Instructional Model Selections – Onsite, Remote, or Hybrid

August 17, 2020

Dear families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It’s hard to believe that this is our last week of summer instruction! We wanted to send a reminder that in order to assist us with finalizing our classroom and staff assignments for students, we are requesting that all families please confirm your instructional model selections for your student. We appreciate all the responses that we have received thus, and we are aiming for those families who have not yet submitted your selection to please finalize your selections by tomorrow (Tuesday, 8/18).

  • Specifically, we are requesting that parents/guardians please confirm (1) if your student will participate onsite or remotely during the first three weeks of our fall programming in September when we will be operating according to a transitional 50% hybrid schedule and (2) whether your student will participate fully onsite 5 days per week, fully remotely, or according to continued hybrid schedule once we are scheduled to offer full onsite instruction beginning September 28th. Below is the link to the survey and a broader description that was presented when we issued our comprehensive fall plan to families last week.
  • Selecting Your Instructional Model: As you will see outlined in the our final fall comprehensive plan (which is available at the following link: https://advancingmilestones.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Milestones-Final-Comprehensive-Fall-Plan-to-DESE_8.12.20.pdf) we are very pleased to announce that Milestones is prepared to offer full onsite programming starting Monday, September 28th (i.e., based on current health and safety information, as of 8/12/20). This model was the chief request from Milestones’ families. Beginning September 28th, students may participate in full onsite programming, full remote programming, or our selected hybrid model for the cohort that your student is assigned to (i.e., partial onsite and partial remote instruction). Leading up to this date, we have thoughtfully designed a 3 week transitional period (Tuesday, September 8th- Friday, September 25th) when all students will be invited to participate in our hybrid model (or to participate through full remote instruction if you are not choosing to send your student to school onsite). School days will include full school hours, and we believe this transitional period will best position our community for success once we are scheduled to reach full capacity. ***Thank you for your timely completion of the survey below to confirm your instructional selections.** *

Link to our Instructional Model Selection Survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmAjQ_tGpFUftoTGX7L3cd5T3uD8qegPt1p-Fltx8WdGVY6w/viewform?usp=sf_link

As we look ahead, later this week before the conclusion of our summer programming, Milestones will also: (1) issue a copy of this year’s computer policy to all families, (2) provide permission form materials for onsite instruction to those families whose students will be joining us onsite for the first time this fall, and (3) confirm your scheduling selections with your sending district so that district coordinators can finalize students’ transportation plans.

Thank you for your attention and support, as we understand this is an important decision. We look forward to embracing all of our learners this fall, both onsite and virtually.

Kind regards,
Kim