The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Our administrative team evaluates and monitors the many components of the Decision Framework constantly. We adapt and adjust our logistical and instructional plans as needed according to the uniqueness and capacity of each building and recognize the various challenges and differences across our district.
At this time, based on guidance from local health officials about the counties in which our district resides, we find it necessary to delay the anticipated return of full-time in-person education for our 9-12 grade students from Monday, October 12 to the start of the second quarter (October 26). This decision is based in part on high incidence case counts in the larger community and the challenges associated with contact tracing and quarantine protocols.
We are hopeful that our 5-8 grade students can also return to full-time in-person education at the start of the second quarter on Monday, October 26. We will continue to monitor the evolving conditions and information received from our state and local health officials to confirm or change a return date.
In the meantime, our K-4 grade students will continue to participate in remote learning on Wednesdays so that our teachers can utilize time for team planning, strengthening their online teaching strategies and content delivery for the many pathways for which they must prepare. K-4 grade students will remain on Pathway 1A for the foreseeable future and attend full-time in-person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
We are thankful for everyone’s conscientious efforts to follow the health and safety protocols and we ask that you remain diligent so that we can pursue as much in-person education as possible.
To review our Decision Framework, Safety Plans or documents from the Health Department please visit our website. Jonathan Alder’s COVID-19 Dashboard is linked here and on the website, as well.
All of our plans are subject to change based on evolving conditions, data about the status of the pandemic, and updates, guidance and orders received from public health and government officials.