Southeast Polk’s Return to Learn Plan

Southeast Polk’s Learning Pathways Starting Dec. 14, 2020

The following information was emailed to all Southeast Polk Families:

At the December 8 School Board Meeting, the Southeast Polk School Board voted: 

  • All elementary buildings return to the Hybrid 1 Learning Model December 14, 2020 – January 15, 2021
  • All secondary buildings will move to the Hybrid 2 Learning Model December 14, 2020 – January 15, 2021. 
  • Starting the second semester on January 19, 2021, Preschool -12 Grade will all be in the Hybrid 1 Learning Model.

In the Hybrid 1 model, all students learn in-person every day.

In the Hybrid 2 model, students learn in-person in an A/B Schedule – alternating days with some students learning in-person and others remotely:

We will continue to offer Remote Only Learning for families who choose that learning pathway. 

  • The next phase of remote learning will end at semester for secondary students (January 15th) and at trimester for elementary students (February 26th). 
  • More details on the remote learning pathway and the timelines for decision making may be found at this link

All students should have received additional information from your building principals. If you would like to change from the learning model your student was in previously, please contact your building principal. 

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid #1:

Students may choose to learn either in-person or remotely

  • Students/Families may choose to learn 100% remotely
  • All others learn in-person

Hybrid #2:

Students learn both in-person and remotely

  • Students/Families may choose to learn 100% remotely

  • All others will learn in an A/B Schedule – alternating days with some students learning in-person and others remotely

    • Monday, Thursday, and every other Wednesday

    • Tuesday, Friday, and every other Wednesday

  • Students will be assigned to the same schedule they were assigned during the first Hybrid 2 session. 

Building principals may be providing additional information to families about class assignments or daily schedules as we move forward.

Remote Only Learning Pathway

What is Remote Only Learning Pathway? 

In the Remote Only Learning Pathway, all students learn 100% online every day. Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) will receive accommodations and modifications specific to that student’s plan.

Please follow the link below to learn more about how Remote (Online Only) looks.

Remote Learning: What to Expect

Remote Learning Welcome Letter

Preschool – 6th Grade students that had previously been 100% Remote (Online Only), please continue to use this link below to go to the Remote Learning Home page. It includes links to all the Preschool – 6th Grade teachers’ Google Classrooms, Learning Logs, Parent Communications, etc.

PK – 6th Grade Remote Learning Home Page

For 6th-12th grade students, please log on to Canvas for all of your classes.


For answers to commonly asked questions about our Return to Learn Model, please contact your building principal or follow this link Return to Learn FAQ

Ask a Teacher

If you have a question for your teacher, you may submit it here: Ask a Teacher.

Internet Access

Families that need assistance with internet access during the 2020-2021 school year must complete this form:

Internet Request Form

The information will be provided to the Southeast Polk Technology Office, and then a representative from the technology office will contact families to gather more detailed information.


As part of the district’s Return to Learn Plan, all students that registered for busing will be required to wear a facial covering and will be assigned to a maximum of 2 students per seat. If you signed up for busing services and no longer wish to use this service, please complete this form. Complete a separate form for each student in your household.

Transportation Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve created this page to help answer some of the frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ by clicking

Return to Learn FAQs

If your question is not answered, please click on the link provided in the FAQ to add a question.  Please continue to check our website for updates, as plans may adjust as we continue to receive more guidance from public health officials.

Click here to see the detailed Southeast Polk Return to Learn Plan.

Southeast Polk Return to Learn Plan 2020 2021