Note: Updated Sept. 10 to reflect SWDH's decision to move Canyon County from Red to Orange.
Nampa School District trustees voted on Sept. 2, 2020, to move from online learning to hybrid learning once Canyon County moves from Southwest District Health’s Red risk category for community spread to Orange. That decision was announced Sept. 9.
The transition is expected to take a week and a half, meaning kids can begin coming to class in person on Sept. 21.
In the hybrid model, children will come to school in person two days a week; half on Mondays and Thursdays, and half on Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be professional development and planning days where no new material is introduced. During days they are not in school, children will work online. This model allows for social distancing by cutting class sizes in half.
At the same meeting, trustees voted to resume fall sports while Superintendent Kellerer looks into COVID screening options for athletes when we are in the Red category. Full practices will start on Sept. 3 and competition will begin as early as Sept. 9.
Recordings of the Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 board meetings are available on the district’s YouTube channel.