About 2% of the 14,444 students in the Medford School District, or 307, have decided to move from their current school to Medford Online Academy, MSD communications specialist Leah Thompson said on Tuesday.
Families in the district had until Friday, February 5 to complete the transfer form to join the first-grade online school, which had nearly 600 students on the first day of school. The district is still in the process of determining how many teachers will be needed to fully staff the MOA.
On Jan.21, the district announced its hybrid reopening plan and said in a message to parents that the plan, which prioritizes in-person K-3 education, would be the only teaching model. on site available for families for the rest of the school year. Kindergarten and first graders are expected to return to school four full days a week starting February 22.
“The only school that will offer full online learning will be the Medford Online Academy, which will be the option for families who do not want their students to return to in-person learning,” the district announced on its website.
Last week, Medford Superintendent Bret Champion said the level split of MOA transfers appears to have worked in favor of the district.
“It looks like it’s … fairly evenly split between elementary and high school who are interested in relocating, and so the good news about this is that there will be opportunities for teachers of various grades and subjects. “, did he declare. “For some of these teachers who have to move on to Medford Online Academy, they should be able to do it. “
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Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune Molly Nutting, left, a freshman, and Ashley Rowton, a junior, study at North Medford High School.