ALPINE, Utah — Three high schools in the Alpine School District will begin a hybrid learning schedule on Monday, September 28.
The decision to move Lone Peak, Orem and American Fork high schools to a hybrid model came after school district officials met with Utah County Health Department representatives.
The schools are on their normal schedules Wednesday and Thursday, but won't have in-person classes on Friday "to give us time to transition to clean the building and prepare for the new hybrid schedule," a letter to students and parents said.
Beginning with an "A Day" on Monday, the three high schools will hold in-person classes for students whose last names begin with the letters A-K, and at-home learning for students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z.
A "B Day" on Tuesday, September 29, will follow the same pattern.
Another "A Day" on Wednesday, September 30, will have in-person classes for the L-Z students, and at-home learning for the A-K students.
Another "B Day" on Thursday, October 1, will follow that pattern.
Each group will alternate between two days of in-person classes and two days of at-home classes through Friday, October 9. After two weeks, the school district will reevaluate COVID-19 case counts to determine whether or not to continue using the hybrid schedule.
"This hybrid schedule is NOT intended to be two days of school followed by two days 'off' of school. Instead it is two days of face-to-face instruction, followed by two days of at home learning. Please stay engaged with your classes through CANVAS, and expect that there will be assignments and learning activities on the at home learning days. Stay engaged!," the letter said.
Timpanogos High School started a similar hybrid schedule this week, and Pleasant Grove High School completed a hybrid schedule from September 3 to September 16.