COS Board Approves Staggered Start Opening Plan

Jan. 29, 2021

COS Board Approves Staggered Start Opening Plan

APPROVED: Staggered Start Option K-2/3-5 – Modified Approved Model during Substantial Community Spread


Circle of Seasons Charter School will move to a transitional hybrid model for all students K-2 starting February 16, 2021, during a level of substantial community spread.


Circle of Seasons Charter School will move to a transitional hybrid model for all students 3-5 starting March 1, 2021, during a level of substantial community spread.


NO Health & Safety Condition


If there is a level of substantial community spread, only K-2 students will be offered in-person instruction.

Students in grades 3-8 will remain in full day remote instruction February 16-26.

Students in grades 6-8 will remain in full day remote instruction March 1-12.


COS will move to offer each grade band a transitional hybrid model (2 full days on-campus for each student) upon returning to campus with a full remote option for families who prefer to remain in remote learning.

  • Mon & Tuesday: Half of students – rosters to be determined with family, alphabetical, and transportation considerations (*Details to be provided to families)

  • Wednesday: All remote

  • Thursday & Friday: Half of students – rosters to be determined with family, alphabetical, and transportation considerations (*Details to be provided to families)


Circle of Seasons has followed and will continue to follow the guidance of the PA Departments of Education and Health in regards to on-campus and remote learning.


The hybrid model will serve as a gateway to initiating our original 2020-21 health and safety plan programming. We intend on March 29th (after spring break) to offer the original three 2020-21 options below for all K-8 students:

  • 4 full days a week in-person with one full day remote

  • 4 half days a week in-person with afternoons and one full day remote

  • 5 full days of remote learning


Add-On B: Targeted Student Populations outside of the identified in-person instruction student body (i.e. Targeted Student Populations within the entire K-8 student body) will be offered 2 full days of school per week as part of the hybrid model. Families have the option to continue remote learning.


Targeted Student Populations: “students with disabilities, English Learners, etc.”

Includes COS students formally identified with the following needs:

  • English Language Learners

  • Autism

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Hearing Impairment or Deaf-Blindness

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Multiple Disabilities

  • Orthopedic Impairment

  • Other Health Impairment (OHI)

  • Specific Learning Disability

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Visual Impairment