Southeast Polk Families, Students and Staff,

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, many people have been working hard to develop our Southeast Polk Return to Learn Plan.  We are committed to a continued focus on academic excellence as well as providing for the health, safety, and emotional well-being of students, staff, and community. Our plan is designed to anticipate what education can look like in the presence of COVID-19 and the many different challenges it provides us.  I am proud of the work that has been done by staff members from all areas of our organization.

Based on guidance from the Iowa Department of Education, Southeast Polk has created models for Onsite Learning, Online Learning, and Hybrid Learning. Our plan includes a flexible approach, understanding that we may start the school year with one instructional schedule model and, as new information becomes available about health and safety, we may transition to a different model.

The intent of this document is to provide an overview of the Southeast Polk Return to Learn Plan.  The plan is based on the information that we have available now.  It is likely that information will change over time.  We will continue to work closely with our public health officials, education partners, and community government.  As conditions change, we will adapt our plan accordingly. The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is always our top priority.

We will be holding a series of meetings for parents and staff to further discuss these plans. We will also be addressing common questions in a FAQ section on our website. Look for more information about this to be coming soon.
It will take all of us working collaboratively to make our plans a success for the students of Southeast Polk.  I am confident that together we will achieve this.

Dirk Halupnik, Ed.D
Southeast Polk Community Schools

Southeast Polk Return To Learn Plan Overview 2020 2021