Winhawk Learning Models

Base learning model for the 2020-21 school year

Winhawk Learning
Model No. 4
  • Hybrid for elementary (Grades K-6)
  • Distance learning for middle and high school (Grades 7-12)

UPDATE (9/1/2020): Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in Winona County, and after consultation with our Regional Support Team, Winona Area Public Schools will shift to Winhawk Learning Model No. 4, which moves Grades 7-12 into distance learning to start the 2020-21 school year. 

At this time, early childhood and elementary (Grades K-6) will remain in a hybrid model. 

In a hybrid learning model, students will be assigned to one of two groups. Group A will attend in-person on Monday and Tuesday, while Group B will attend Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a day for further cleaning and disinfecting of school buildings.

Preschool programs are already set up to run in a hybrid model, so there will be no changes to their schedule.

The first day of school will remain Tuesday, Sept. 8. However, only elementary students in Group A will report to school on that day. Others will receive instruction through distance learning. 

When students are not in the school buildings, they will engage with their teachers and classmates through distance learning.

Families will have the option to choose distance learning for their student(s) at any point during the school year for any reason. Free child care will be provided for the children of Tier 1 emergency workers on the distance learning days in the hybrid model.

Learning models may change

WAPS will work closely with experts from MDE and MDH, as well as the Southeast Service Cooperative and local public health officials to decide if and when it needs to shift to a different learning model due to the progression of the virus in the Winona community.

Winhawk Learning Models for the 2020-21 School Year

Winhawk Learning
Model No. 1
  • In-person for all
Winhawk Learning
Model No. 2
  • In-person for elementary (Grades K-6)
  • Hybrid for middle and high school (Grades 7-12)
Winhawk Learning
Model No. 3
  • Hybrid for all
Winhawk Learning
Model No. 4
  • Hybrid for elementary (Grades K-6)
  • Distance learning for middle and high school (Grades 7-12)
Winhawk Learning
Model No. 5
  • Distance learning for all

Learning Models Overview