Federal Way Public Schools is currently in a 100% Remote Learning model.
FWPS will continue to make decisions in alignment with guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH), which asks local school districts and county health officers to consider three key elements when making a decision about resuming in-person instruction:
- The level of community spread of the COVID-19 virus over 14 days.
- The school district’s ability to implement health and safety measures.
- The ability of the school district and local public health officials to monitor and respond to suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Based on this guidance, it is recommended that school districts switch to a hybrid model once their region achieves moderate COVID-19 transmission rates, defined as 25-75 cases per 100K over 14 days.
Models of Instruction: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Fully Remote
In alignment to OSPI guidelines, three different models of reopening have been considered for the 2020-2021 school year: a Traditional Face-to-Face Model, with all scholars attending in-person every day, a Hybrid Model with some learning online and some learning face-to-face, and 100% Remote Learning Model with all scholars attending online. The traditional face-to-face model was eliminated for opening due to safety concerns from COVID-19.
Two different instructional models have been developed for the 2020-2021 school year. While we are beginning the year with our 100% Remote Learning Model, we are also developing our Hybrid Model to be ready for the rapidly changing conditions and guidance due to COVID-19. Regardless of the model, all remote learning will provide structured, standards-based instruction for scholars with supports for both scholars and families.