Phase 4: Schools Open with Safety Protocols


Group sizes may be limited

Information is current as of June 14 and subject to change.

Phase 4: Return to mostly normal instruction with health protocols.


Elementary Schools

  • Student and staff groups are as static as possible throughout the day. 
  • Schools prioritize cohorting by class. If that's not possible, schools will cohort by grade level​
    • Interventionists and service providers
      • Deliver instruction to support standards-based learning virtually (Microsoft Teams) on-site
      • Maintain distance and meet with students from one class at a time.
      • Students from different classes are not mixed if cohorting by class. Students from different grade levels are not mixed if cohorting by grade level.
  • Social and emotional learning is integrated throughout the day.
  • Nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities may be restricted.
  • Prepared meals are picked up by students in the cafeteria or delivered to classrooms, following social distancing requirements. School principals decide where students eat.
  • Safety provisions are made in hallways and common areas for students and staff.

See the Health and Safety web page for additional procedures at schools.


Middle and High Schools

  • Passing periods are planned to minimize the number of students in the hallways, as possible.
  • Lunch periods may be staggered with distancing requirements in place.
  • Students may eat in the cafeteria, classroom, or common space if they have assigned seats and are socially distanced. When weather permits, outdoor eating is encouraged in a socially distanced manner.
  • Nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities may be restricted.

See the Health and Safety web page web page for additional procedures at schools.

Contact Information

Questions about the 2020-21 school year? 

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