Phase 2: Mostly Remote Learning with Limited In-Person Check-Ins


Schools partially open with enhanced social distancing measures.

Information is current as of Sept. 14, 2020, and subject to change.

Phase 2: Mostly remote; in-person for small groups only

  • This is NOT PSD's preference. It's anticipated this phase will be necessary if the total number of people in a group/space is limited to 10.   
  • Most students will engage in a 100% remote-learning environment four days per week, following Phase One remote learning expectations.
  • Provide consistency and easy access to a student's remote learning resources in one place via online learning pages. For example, an elementary teacher's page may feature messages from the teacher, and links to Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, other learning applications. 
  • Smaller, select groups of students will meet for in-person learning, while following social distancing protocols. 
  • School health and safety procedures: While in school buildings, students and staff are required to wear face coverings and follow all other health and safety protocols. 
  • Mental health services and supports are available.
  • Integrated Services support of students is available - see details and what that looks like in each phase on the IS Support of Students with Disabilities in 2020-21 web page.

Elementary Schools

  • Students have remote learning, following remote learning expectations, and have scheduled check-ins at school in small groups with their teacher. Frequency and length of check-ins is based on health guidelines and orders. 
  • Service providers will collaborate with teachers to offer support for students.
  • Nonessential visitors, volunteers and activities may be restricted at schools.


Middle and High Schools

  • Students attend school one day a week for an "in-school support day" and have remote learning at home the rest of the week. The support day is a normal-length school day. A priority is placed on siblings having the same schedule.
  • During their support day, students have access to all of their classes with teachers focusing on intervention, academic and social-emotional support of students.Traditional classroom lessons are not given.
  • Time for each class is maximized, but more time may be spent in classes that aren't easily accomplished in the remote learning home setting. 
  • Special service providers will collaborate with teachers to assist students.
  • Dedicated special education or English Language Development instruction is provided for students with high needs.
  • Middle schools only: Study halls may be used to support students.
  • High schools only: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate  (IB) and concurrent enrollment courses remain robust.
  • Safety provisions are implemented for passing periods and lunch. 

  • Fridays are teacher collaborative planning and professional development days to prepare lessons and materials for the next week.

Contact Information

Questions about the 2020-21 school year? 

Please contact your school first. If you still have questions, email