December 3, 2020

District Update COVID-19: Dec. 2, 2020

As we look ahead to next week and our planned return to school, I want to confirm our plan as it stands today, Wednesday, December 2. 

Based on conversations with local health departments, current staffing levels, COVID-19 data, testing availability and our local positive and quarantined numbers we will move forward with the following plan.

Monday, December 7th 

Kdg - 8th grade- Will return face to face as we were previously operating. Students will attend Monday - Thursday with Friday continuing as a remote learning day. 

Wednesday, December 9th  

9th-12th -Will return face to face as we were previously operating. Students will attend Monday - Thursday with Friday continuing as a remote learning day. 

These plans are subject to change based on mandatory orders from the Department of Health and Human Services. At this time we don’t anticipate having an update to the current orders until early next week. Any changes will be communicated as quickly as possible to allow parents and students to react appropriately. 

For us to continue to be able to operate safely in the face to face model it is imperative that that you do not send your child to school with symptoms. We ask that you err on the side of caution and please know we will be doing everything we can to monitor student and staff health to ensure the safety of others. 

We ask that if you would like for your child to remain learning remotely during this time you communicate with your child’s teacher as soon as possible. This will allow them to adjust their planning accordingly and then to organize their learning spaces, spreading out desks should students not plan to come back face to face until after the holiday break. 

If your child(ren) chooses to stay remote it is important to share that they should not expect the direct/synchronous, or one-on-one attention that they have been getting during the past three weeks and will feel more like a fully virtual student. Teachers will be face to face with students Monday through Thursday.

Thank you for your understanding as we do the best we can to manage this situation and find balance between face to face learning and COVID-19.

David Tebo, Superintendent