Transportation During Hybrid Letter
August 26, 2020
Transportation - Scenario 2: Hybrid
Dear Canby Families,
I want to start by thanking all of you for your patience and understanding as we try to work through the transportation requirements for the upcoming school year. A couple weeks ago you should have received a phone call from the district inquiring about your ability to transport your child(ren) if we had to transition to Scenario 2 which is also known as “Hybrid”. If you did not get a phone call that is OK. You can reach out to the school if you feel it is necessary after reading this letter.
During hybrid mode the district may only transport 50% of the rated occupancy on each bus. For example, if the bus can legally transport 60 students we can now only transport 30 during Scenario 2 / Hybrid. If we are elevated to hybrid it is because the active case level in our area has increased and we need to socially distance. Families can sit together without socially distancing on the bus and this does help, but it does not remove the 50% rule when in Hybrid.
Making the switch to Hybrid is going to present the district with a number of challenges in transportation. The district does not have the buses or drivers to accommodate all of our students at 50%. The purpose of the phone call was to find out which families may be able to transport their child(ren) to and from school during Hybrid.
The good news is that we are currently looking at an “in-person” start for the school year. This means we can transport all of our students on the bus. If the district is required to transition to Hybrid we then must limit capacity to 50%. If this happens, and you can transport your child(ren), please let the school know in advance so the driver know if he/she needs to pick up and drop off your child.
I understand some families cannot make this work, and this is 100% ok, but if you can help us out when in Hybrid it would be much appreciated. I know this is not ideal, and it is inconvenient for families, but if we want to keep all students in school during hybrid we will have to work together to find a way to get our students to and from school.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Steve Schanning, your child’s principal, or myself and we will be happy to answer your questions.