Students Returning to Campus/Hybrid Instructional Model

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent announced on February 25, 2021, the return for middle and high school students to campus on the Hybrid Instructional Model for interested families. This model will allow for students to receive in-person instruction on campus two times a week, two periods a day.  To accommodate those students returning to face-to-face instruction, there will be a new bell schedule beginning March 22, 2021.  All students, regardless if students are returning to face-to-face instruction or remaining in distance learning, will adhere to the new bell schedule.  The bell schedule has been attached to this email. 

Over the past week, Peterson’s office staff has been contacting families to determine if you would like your child to return to Peterson for instruction on the Hybrid Instructional Model.  At this time, our 9th and 12th-grade students will have the option to return beginning the week of March 22, 2021, and 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th-grade students will have the option to return the week of April 6, 2021. Classes resume after Spring Break on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

As we prepare for this transition, students have been placed into one of 3 cohorts. 

Cohort A
All high school students have been placed on Cohort A which means students will report to campus on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 11:40 AM.

Cohort B
All middle school students have been placed on Cohort B which means students will report to campus on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 AM to 11:40 AM.

Cohort C
Students who are on Cohort C are those families that indicated that they would like their child to remain in distance learning for the remainder of the year. 

Over the next week, Peterson’s counselors will be holding virtual orientations to help students transition back to face-to-face instruction.  Students on Cohort C will not need to attend any of these orientations. We understand that, after hearing the rules and information that students will need to follow to ensure safety for all, some families may change their mind whether or not they would like their child to attend school face-to-face.  Should this occur, please call Peterson’s office at 702-799-6610 to update your preference. 

We know that there are many questions regarding our return to campuses, and your child’s counselor is available to assist you in any way they can.  The counselors are:

Ms. Davis serves students whose last names begin with an A – L,

Mrs. Fitzpatrick serves students whose last names begin with an M – Z.

The Clark County School District would like to remind all parents about checking for student health symptoms before sending students to school.

If your child is not feeling well or has any symptoms of COVID-19, has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or tested positive with COVID-19, they must stay home from school. Please notify the school nurse immediately if any of these occur. 

Here are 5 questions that parents should ask before sending their student to school each day includes:

  • Does my student have a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  • Does my student have new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  • Does my student have any one of the symptoms: fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, increasing congestion, runny nose, or new loss of taste or smell?
  • Has my student come into close contact (within six feet for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed covid-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
  • Has my student received a laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 10 days?

To learn more about hybrid instruction and to watch a video about parent protocols, visit reconnect.ccsd.net.

We are excited to welcome students back to our campus. We will keep you informed of any additions or enhancements to these plans. As always, health and safety will be our priority. We appreciate your support and patience as we begin offering opportunities for students to return to campus.

Please continue to check our school website for updated information (petersonacademic.org).

Peterson Administration