School Reopening Models
Authorized Reopening Models
Schools are authorized to offer the following reopening models (see Figure 2 for details):
- Full return
- Partial return (3 models: Half-day, Alternating Day, Alternating Week)
For any model, full distance learning shall only be offered during temporary closure, or for the following categories of students:
- Students of any age with medical conditions classified as high risk during the COVID-19 pandemic, and
- Students 16 years of age and above who are unvaccinated.
- Students of any age opting for voluntary distance learning (only applicable to schools offering a distance learning option).
Given the new 1 m physical distancing requirement, schools shall complete an analysis of their physical space to determine the maximum capacity of physically returning students they are able to accommodate in classrooms at any given time.
Schools who can “fit everyone” or accommodate 100% of the physically returning capacity shall reopen with a full return model. Only schools who are unable to accommodate 100% of the physically returning capacity are eligible to adopt a partial return model for the whole school or affected cycles/grades.
Schools are authorized to offer face-to-face learning without a distance learning option. However, these schools shall continue to provide distance learning to students exempt from physical attendance due to high-risk medical conditions and/or who are 16 years of age and unvaccinated.
Schools shall be prepared to transition to full distance learning at any given time due to temporary closure. However, schools are NOT authorized to transition to full distance learning for a class, section, or the whole school unless authorized by ADEK.
Schools who are considering a model other than the approved ones (see Figure 2) must contact ADEK.