Hybrid Learning Model

  • In the hybrid learning model, schools must operate in a reduced capacity (50%) and ensure 6 feet social distancing in the school building. Students alternate between in-person and remote/online instruction during the week. All students will participate in distance learning on Fridays.

    Each household will be assigned an A day or B day on which students will attend school in person. On opposite days, students will participate in distance learning. In general, students will be split alphabetically between the A and B groups:

    • Last names A-K: A Group
    • Last names L-Z: B Group

    All students living in the same household, regardless of last name, will follow the same hybrid schedule. Some students receiving English Learner (EL) services or Special Education services may qualify for additional days on-site. Schools will follow the same hybrid schedule throughout the year, including on shortened weeks. 

    • Group A students attend school in person on Mondays and Wednesdays with teacher-facilitated remote learning on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
    • Group B students attend school in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays with teacher-facilitated remote learning on Mondays and Wednesdays.
    • Distance Only students have teacher-facilitated remote learning Monday-Friday.

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Daily Schedule

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Hybrid Learning at GMS

  • Health & Safety

    • GMS will follow all Health & Safety Protocols outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Grandview families can expect:
      • Masks required for students and staff
      • Self-screening reminders sent home and posted
      • Students/staff screened by nurse when needed
      • Social distancing reminders posted around school
      • Students encouraged to bring their own water bottles as opposed to using drinking fountains. Bottle refill stations will be available.
      • Masks required for students and staff. Masks and lanyards (to avoid setting down/mixing up) will be provided by school
      • No sharing of school supplies.
      • Staggered dismissal times
      • Distancing during lunch - no more than two per table


    • All classes (with the exception of specials) will begin each class with Zoom for those in person and distance. Students must be present during this time to be marked ‘present.’
    • Staff will provide live or pre-recorded instruction for all students with activities/assessments at home and in person that can be completed with distancing in mind.
    • Standards-based grading will continue with 80% summative assessments and 20% formative assessments.


    • Students will report to classrooms upon arrival with all materials.
    • Students will be dismissed in a staggered fashion to avoid hallway overcrowding.

    Food Service

    • Lunch times remain the same with ½ the grade starting at recess and ½ the grade eating, then swapping.  
    • Sanitizing stations at doors to sanitize before and after recess.
    • 2 students per table, staff cleaning between shifts.

    Mental Health and Wellness

    • Students with fevers will be isolated from other students.
    • Student support services such as groups, Relate Counseling, and check and connect will continue.
    • Social emotional curriculum integrated into Morning Meeting. All students (remote and in person) participate in these lessons.


    • GMS working with Adventure Club to provide on-site care to children of Tier 1 workers under the age of 12.
    • Care will be in the PSS kitchen during the school day only.


    • All students will have a chromebook to bring to and from school daily.
    • Chromebooks will be distributed at Open House and a short tutorial for families will be provided.
    • Technology support will continue; internet access will be provided to families in need.