Fort Dodge Community School District

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Return To Learn

This spring, the State of Iowa directed all school districts to create a Return to Learn plan outlining how the District will address the disruptions to learning due to the pandemic. Plans were due to the State on July 1, 2020. 

Our Return to Learn team has been working to develop plans for what school may look like for students in the Fort Dodge Community School District. Our plan addresses three learning scenarios for fall:

  • At Home Learning Model (learning will be required)
  • At School Learning Model
  • Hybrid Learning Model

Learn more about the at home learning model: student working on computer   ---    learn more about the at school model: student performing chemistry lab    ---   Learn more about the Hybrid learning model: students working with teacher at table

The models are built so that the District can move from one to another with as little disruption as possible. The FDCSD began the school year on August 25, 2020, using the At School Learning Model. The District will be following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the Iowa Department of Public Health, Webster County Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education and the Office of Governor Reynolds.

Here is an overview of what to expect when there is a COVID-19 case in school.  

For families who have chosen to utilize the At Home option for their students.  Students will be using Edgenuity as their learning platform.  Take a look at the student experience through Edgenuity

The District held virtual Return to Learn Family Forums. The recordings are available for families that could not participate in real time:

FDSH Family Forum Recording

FD Elementary Family Forum Recording

FDMS Family Forum Recording

Frequently Asked Questions

Overview of Moving Between Return to Learn Models Based on Positivity Rates provided by the State

Overview of Evaluating Sick Students and Staff provided by the State

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