Hybrid School Schedule and A/B Rotation

  • School Start and End Times

    The morning elementary school bus routes have been adjusted to provide for a deep cleaning and disinfecting of buses between routes. The afternoon secondary school bus routes have also been adjusted to provide for a similar deep cleaning and disinfecting of buses between routes. 

    The changes to bus routes impacts the busing tiers and thus school start and end times. The adjusted school start and end times for the 2020-21 school year, and other related information is shown below. 

    Schools will be placing limits on early arrivals or late departures. These limitations promote health and safety by minimizing opportunities for random groups to congregate. They also allow the custodial staff additional, uninterrupted blocks of time to focus on cleaning and disinfecting. 

    The elementary schools will not allow students in the building more than 10 minutes prior to the start of school. They will also not allow students to remain longer than 10 minutes past the end of the school day.

    At the secondary schools, students will not be allowed in the building (other than for sanctioned activities) more than 20 minutes prior to the start of the school day, and students need to leave the building no more than 10 minutes beyond dismissal (other than for sanctioned activities). 

    For exact school start and end times, please view the graphic below or visit your schools webpage.


    School Start Dates and A/B Rotation

    The graphic below (including link) also outlines school start dates.

    Secondary students, grades 6-12, in the "A" rotation will start on Tuesday, September 8. Secondary students in the "B" rotation will start on Wednesday, September 9.

    Elementary students, grades 1-5, in the "A" rotation AND Kindergarten will start on Thursday, September 10. Elementary students in grades 1-5 in the "B" rotation will start on Friday, September 11.

    September 8 and 9 will be used for Connect and Assess activities in grades K-5.

    The Shakopee IHD - Hybrid rotation will be a continuous A/B rotation. So, barring any days off school, it would be A/B/A/B/A/B/A and so on rather than set days of the week for each rotation. A full district calendar notating in school days and A/B rotation is available by clicking here. 

    In the Shakopee-IHD Hybrid rotation, a student will be in class 20% more time than in the other models. In addition, our rotation allows for efficient food distribution for students who qualify for free/reduced price lunches. 

    Click here to view the graphic below in more detail.

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