Last updated: Wednesday October 13, 2021
Posted Tuesday August 3, 2021
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) released their K-12 School Recommendations, which can be viewed here.
We understand that information regarding schools’ COVID response plans are important to families in making plans for the school year. We also understand that COVID response plans continue to be a sensitive and debated issue and that any option chosen affects families differently. The health and safety of our scholars, staff, and faculty continues to be our priority.
Paradigm will follow the recommendations, as outlined by UDOH. We believe these recommendations are fair and reasonable, provide sensible safety options, and most importantly, safeguard our freedom to choose what is best for our families since these are recommendations and not mandates.
Here is a summary of the recommendations:
There will be no virtual “hybrid” option this year (scholars at home joining live virtual instruction). During quarantine periods, scholars may zoom directly with mentors during scheduled appointment times and/or via email assignments.
In the event that the school has 30 active COVID cases, the school will move into online learning for the duration determined by the UDOH and then return to in-person instruction.
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I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.Jennifer L.
In Fall 2019, Paradigm Schools became the first public school in the state of Utah to offer virtual and augmented reality technology to scholars. Headset devices are used to enhance learning opportunities for our scholars, allowing them to explore virtual places around the world, on another planet, or during a completely different time period. Whether it’s visiting the surface of Mars or exploring the Pyramids of Giza, this is a completely immersive learning experience.