A Letter from Principal Dean

  • Paul DeanTimberline Parents and Students

    As you have seen from district communications, high schools will begin hybrid learning starting with our seniors on March 29. Attached are two documents that outline the schedules for hybrid. One is for the week of conferences, March 29 to April 2. The other is for April 12 and beyond.

    What is important to know is that although only 12th grade students who have chosen hybrid will return to the building starting March 29, the class schedules for all students will change to the attached schedule, both in person and remote. In other words, starting on March 29 classes begin at 7:30 and end at 12:45, moving forward.

    9th Graders who are returning to hybrid begin coming to school in person starting April 12. That week, hybrid group A will attend in person on April 12th and 14th. That week, hybrid group B will attend in person April 13th and 15th. 10th and 11th graders start hybrid learning beginning April 21st. That week, hybrid group A will attend in person April 21st and hybrid group B will attend in person April 22nd. All students, including fully remote students, will be expected to attend class sessions during the class times. Attendance will reflect either in person attendance or remote attendance during the class sessions. If a student misses a class session, we still encourage them to access course materials through Canvas, but accessing Canvas will not count them as present for classes.

    You should have received an email from Skyward letting you know which group (Hybrid A, Hybrid B, or Full Remote) your child is assigned. Hybrid A meets In-Person on Mondays and Wednesdays and remotely on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hybrid B meets In-Person on Tuesdays and Thursdays and remotely on Mondays and Wednesdays, Remote Only meets remotely for all days. We will be holding two parent night presentations where you be able to get details on the hybrid learning process. The first session will be held on March 17th at 6:00 pm and parents of any grade level are welcome to attend. The second session will be held on March 23rd at 6:00 pm and will have a few more details specifically for parents of 9th graders. The sessions will be held remotely on Zoom.

    • Link to the March 17th session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86888738786
    • Link to the March 23rd session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87192815069

    We are very excited to have our students begin to return to school in person and are confident we can do so safely. It is extremely important that every student understands the guidelines that students will need to follow during hybrid learning. Our ability to successfully implement hybrid learning depends on the cooperation and diligence of our students. This means that there will be a number of protocols that differ from how school looked prior to COVID-19. All of our protocols are designed to maintain safety. If students feel the protocols are too restrictive, or they do not want to abide by the protocols, we do have the option of remote only instruction that students can choose. Although this is not a comprehensive list, the following are some general rules and expectations for hybrid learning that are important to our success.

    General Rules

    • Students are to wear a cloth mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times.
    • Students will maintain a social distance of at least six feet from others at all times.
    • If a student is not feeling well, they should stay home. They will still have access to their classes remotely.
    • Students who show symptoms for COVID-19 while at school will be sent home.
    • All students will remain on campus from arrival until the end of the school day at 12:45.

    Arrival at School

    • Students should complete a Wellness Check on Skyward prior to arrival. There will be a paper option for completing the Wellness Check, but we are strongly encouraging students to complete the check on Skyward.
    • All students will need to have completed the Wellness Check and their temperature will be taken by the school upon entering the building.
    • Students will be able to get a breakfast at the school when they arrive.
    • Students will be able to remove their mask to eat and are expected to put their mask back on after eating.
    • Students will sit in chairs in the commons 6 feet apart until being released to classrooms at 7:15.
    • Class starts at 7:30.


    • Classrooms are set up with all desks 6 feet apart.
    • Students will be expected to go to their desks upon arriving in class. We do not want students gathering together.
    • During passing time, students will go directly to their next classroom. Again, our expectation is that students do not gather together and disregard social distancing.


    • We will have three lunches and all students will be in the commons for lunch.
    • Lunches will be based on 3rd/6th period. More information will be available on lunches soon.
    • It is very possible that students will have different lunches from one in-person day to the next.
    • Our campus will be closed during hybrid learning.
    • Each student will get their lunch and be seated, maintaining six feet of distance from others.
    • Students cannot get lunch delivered to them (no Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.)
    • Students will be able to remove their mask to eat and are expected to put their mask back on after eating.

    Again, we are optimistic that our transition to hybrid learning will be successful. Our students and community have traditionally done a great job of making sure everything we do at Timberline is a success, and I have no reason to believe that this will be any different.

    Please attend the parent sessions and feel free to contact us with specific questions you might have.

    Paul Dean
    Timberline Principal