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October 21, 2020
 
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):
 
As the school year is well underway, we want to notify you of the availability to request a change in your child’s cohort learning model from the Hybrid to Full Time Remote or from Full Time Remote to the Hybrid in-person model.
 
We recognize choosing between the Hybrid or Full Time Remote learning model is a personal family decision.  Your decision may most likely be based upon factors that are impacting your individual household, as well as your own assessment of the current community and state conditions related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Either way, our schools are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for your child(ren) for Hybrid in-person instruction.  Additionally, the quality of instruction for Full Time Remote learners is provided by dedicating highly qualified grade level and/or content area teachers to your child’s learning platform.
 
Current Status of Student Cohorts
Presently, 43% of our students are served via the Full Time Remote model, while 56% of our students are participating in the in-person Hybrid Model. The remaining 1% of our student body attends specialized programs or schools based on their educational needs.  
Request to Change Learning Models
Below are the deadlines for submitting your requests based on your selection:
 
Hybrid to the Full Time Remote Model
 
To begin the:                                                                                                  Deadline 
2nd Marking period on Thursday, November 12, 2020                     October 26, 2020
3rd Marking period on Tuesday, January 26, 2021                            December 21, 2020
4th Marking period on Wednesday, March 31, 2021                          March 1, 2021
 
Full-Time Remote to the Hybrid Model
 
To begin the:                                                                                                 Deadline
3rd Marking period on Tuesday, January 26, 2021                            December 21, 2020
4th Marking period on Wednesday, March 31, 2021                            March 1, 2021
 
Current Full Time Remote participants are asked to remain in this option until the end of the 2nd marking period before changing to the hybrid model (Remote Learning Policy 6173.1). However, we will continue to be flexible with our families on a case by case basis given your individual conditions. 
 
Therefore, please make your request using the form below and we will reach out to you to discuss.
All parents must use the link below to submit your change request.  Please do not email us or your principals directly with your requests. We will only be reviewing responses submitted using the form below.
 
All requests will be reviewed and you will be notified by your building principal regarding your child(ren)’s transition between models.
This information will be placed on our website for future reference and use.
We appreciate your support and collaboration of our efforts to meet the learning needs of all our students during these challenging times for parents, students and educators alike.
 
As always, contact your school principal with any questions or concerns.
 
Sincerely,

George J. Rafferty
Superintendent of Schools
 
Mount Laurel Township School District
 
 
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