Reopening Framework

  • For students who are enrolled in the Comprehensive Distance Learning/Hybrid Model, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District opened the year in Comprehensive Distance Learning. We will remain in CDL until Clackamas County meets the state's health metrics for returning to in-person learning

    Health Metrics (required for transitioning to the hybrid model K-12)

    • For a school district that draws >10% of students or staff from one or more other counties, the
      rate of new “cases per 100,000” and percent of “test positivity” should be considered in each of
      those counties.
    • Schools must be in a county that is no longer in baseline phase to consider in-person instructional models.

    County Metrics — metrics to be met three weeks in a row

    • Case rate: ≤10 cases per 100,000 population in the preceding 7 days*
    • Test positivity: ≤5% in the preceding 7 days

    -and-

    State Metric -metric to be met three weeks in a row

    • Test positivity: ≤5% in the preceding 7 days

    Health Metrics (K-3 Exception)

    It is expected that schools will offer in-class options for students in grade K-3 to the extent possible. Younger students get the virus at lower rates, get less sick when they get COVID-19 and may spread the virus less than older children or adults. Younger students also need access to in-person instruction to build literacy and numeracy skills critical to their continued learning. An exception to meeting state and county metrics to return to in-person instruction for K-3 grade should be prioritized under the following conditions:

    • There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among school staff or students in the past 14 days.
    • The case rate in the county is ≤30 cases per 100,000 population in the preceding 7 days for the
      past three weeks.
    • The test positivity in the county is ≤5% in the preceding 7 days for the past three weeks.
    • Schools fully comply with sections 1-3 of the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance.

    To monitor health metrics in Clackamas County and across the state, please go to the Oregon Health Authority website. The district will provide updates as we near a possible transition to the hybrid model. Students who are in the K12 Online Program can visit the program website for information.