Action Required: IUSD 2020-21 Academic Models and Selection

Important Update

Important: academic model selection is needed for each student by July 19.
Information and process described here.


Dear Woodbury Community,

As communicated by the District, IUSD remains committed to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our students, staff and families and to providing educational equity and excellence for our more than 36,000 students.  The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic remind us, each day, of the importance of this collective commitment.  To that end, last night, the Board of Education made the critically important decision to approve the academic models for the 2020-21 school year.

The Board also voted to require face coverings/masks at all times on IUSD campuses and in classrooms for all staff, students, and visitors.  Face coverings/masks may only be removed when maintaining physical distancing of six feet or more and at the direction of a teacher or other staff, or when drinking, eating, or participating in recess/physical activity. Persons with a medical or mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering may be exempt per state guidelines.  Click here to read more.     

The academic models outlined below are aligned with state and local guidelines for schools and designed to meet the interests of our students, staff and families

Elementary Schools (TK-6):

  • IUSD Virtual Academy, hybrid, TK/K and traditional models.

Click here for more details about IUSD’s academic models for the 2020-21 school year. 

Academic Model Selection Process

To make the academic model selection for your student, login to the Parent Portal and follow the prompts, for step by step directions click here.  You will have today, July 15, through Sunday, July 19 to make your selection. 

If a selection is not made for elementary students, they will automatically be placed in the traditional model at their neighborhood or assigned school

Click here to access the Planning FAQ and the 2020-21 Opening and Safety Planning resource page for a wide range of information that can support your decision-making process.  After reviewing this information, if you have questions related to your school and the selection process, contact your school directly.   

Thank you for your engagement and partnership.

LEAD on!

Alan Battenfield
Woodbury Elementary