School leaders created elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year. Models may vary due to number and size of school facilities; ability to accommodate enrollment numbers; and impact of instructional staff vacancies.

Individual school models were announced July 8. Schools selected their instructional models and are working on finalizing implementation plans. These include new processes and procedures for ensuring proper social distancing, and supporting students and families with distance-learning models. Implementation plans will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Each school model adopted must:

  • Ensure 180 days of instruction;
  • Prioritize kindergarten through grade 2 and pre-kindergarten students for face-to-face learning on campus, as applicable;
  • Prioritize vulnerable students including, but not limited to, children with disabilities, English learners, and economically disadvantaged students, for face-to-face or online learning, as appropriate, on campus;
  • Allow for student support services to be provided;
  • Ensure compliance with social distancing and health and sanitation guidelines from state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and
  • Abide by the current collective bargaining agreements between the labor unions and HIDOE.

Click here for more information about the specific models that were considered for elementary, middle/intermediate, and secondary schools. A list of schools and their 2020-21 models are available below. Please click on the link of the Complex Area to view the selected models.