We Transition to Hybrid on November 4
The District has announced another change: we will transition to face-to-face hybrid on Wednesday, November 4. If you feel comfortable returning in person, you may do so with your "cohort." If uncomfortable, you may continue virtual learning. You no longer need to choose by October 14.
Details about this change are in the following message sent to Dreher families by Principal Hasinger on October 13:
Good Evening Blue Devil Parents,
Well, ....if anything in our lives have been constant in the last 6-7 months it has been CHANGE. Based on the information shared at the Board of Commissioners Meeting this evening, the following has been established:
- Pre-K - 2nd Grade will begin full Phase II - Hybrid on October 26th.
- 3rd - 12th Grade will begin full Phase II - Hybrid on November 4th.
- Richland County is now designated as "medium risk" based on SCDHEC metrics on COVID activity.
Letters with student cohort assignments, schedules, etc. (Cohort 1 = Monday/Tuesday, Cohort 2 = Thursday/Friday) will be mailed later this week. Students that are in the virtual school model will remain in that model - no changes expected.
Parents that are on the phased-in track and don't feel comfortable allowing their students to return at this time can simply allow them to participate during Hybrid through eLearning (at Dreher, I cannot promise this will be the case at other schools). At Dreher, we have proactively set up our instructional design and staffing to allow for considerable flexibility. We do not expect ANY teacher changes at this time. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions/concerns/clarifications.
To clarify - if your child is all virtual, they remain all virtual; if your child is on the phased-in track/model (most students), you can begin sending your child to their assigned cohort days beginning on November 4th OR you may keep them home to continue to participate in class via eLearning (at Dreher).
More information will be shared over the next week,
Kevin J. Hasinger, Ed.S.
Read an explanation of this change from Superintendent Witherspoon: Message from the Superintendent