KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.- Starting tomorrow, kindergarten through third grade students will be starting the hybrid school model for Klamath Falls City schools. Next week, students fourth through sixth will begin the hybrid model. The school district is preparing to have students be split between morning and afternoon shifts. There will be a two hour intermission between the morning and afternoon classes to sanitize.
Students grade four through six will know if they are in the morning or afternoon session this week. The school district hopes to expand its hybrid model when the new metrics come out for students 7 through 12.
Masks will be given to students to wear if they do not have one. Sstudents are required to wear masks during their time in school for the three hours and while being on the bus with social distancing. The Klamath Falls city schools are allowed to have one student in a classroom within 35 square feet.
Within the 35 square feet limit, students will also be required to stay six feet apart or more during school hours.
this will include hallways and the cafeteria. There will be someone walking around the school throughout the day to ensure students are keeping their distances.
The school district also hired its own Covid-19 response coordinator too help keep guidelines in place for staff and students. Paul Hillyer, the Klamath Falls City School District superintendent said "....she's been working with all of our schools to make sure that they are carefully following guidelines and knowing how to implement them and she's been doing training with staff as well, and been doing training with parents and students, through videos. That we've been sending home." All of the training videos are online through Facebook, canvas for students and parents or on the school website.