• 11/18/2020

    Oregon's Statewide Freeze November, 18th - December 2nd 

    From the beginning of this pandemic, the Medford School District has followed the science, implementing all guidelines and recommendations shared by the Oregon Health Authority and our Jackson County Public Health Department. Given “the freeze” and high case rates in Jackson County, the following changes will be in effect as long as we are “in the red”:

    The Medford School District will DECREASE the cap for limited in-person instruction (LIPI) per level to: 

    • High School: 350 students per week per school
    • Middle School: 200 students per week per school
    • Elementary School: 150 students per week per school

    (Current ODE LIPI guidance, including information regarding cohort sizes of no more than 20.)


    Medford School District: Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI)

    AT-A-GLANCE

    DISTRICTWIDE 

    • While all schools will participate in LIPI, students cannot be penalized for not participating, and LIPI will not take the place of teaching content for Comprehensive Distance Learning
    • ODE Guidance on Limited In-Person Instruction provides the framework for all plans, including guidance on needs that may qualify students for LIPI.
    • Building school LIPI plans is a collaborative effort.
    • Students invited for LIPI will be notified by the school. 
    • Busing will be provided to eligible students. 

    SCHOOL-BY-SCHOOL

    • Schools will design plans for how best to meet the needs of students and staff at each school by cohort and location(s).
    • Teachers can work within grade-level teams to personalize LIPI at their school.
    • While designing school LIPI plans will be a collaborative effort, the process for doing so can be different at each school.
    • All staff can assist with LIPI.

    LIMITED IN-PERSON CONSIDERATIONS

    • All schools submitted ODE blueprints prior to starting LIPI. 
    • All ODE safety guidance will be followed including mandatory masking, physical distancing, and frequent disinfecting. 
    • One bus ride + One instructional group = Two cohorts.
    • Per ODE, no cap on student numer per building per week. (One student can come multiple times in a week and still only count as one.)
      • MSD has updated the following during the statewide freeze:
        • High School: 350 students per week per school
        • Middle School: 200 students per week per school
        • Elementary School: 150 students per week per school
    • Staff can work with three cohorts a day and five per week.

    For questions about LIPI, please contact your school.