Letter from the Superintendent: Postponed Reopening

Letter from the Superintendent: Postponed Reopening
Posted on 08/13/2020
Letter from the Superintendent

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:    August 13, 2020: Postponed Reopening

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The impact of the COVID-19 health crisis continues to pose challenges on public education and has led the District to make very difficult and unpopular decisions regarding reopening our doors to students this September.

After much deliberation, the District has decided to delay the implementation of the K-6 in-person hybrid model until October 5, 2020. Therefore, grades K-12 will be 100% remote until October 5. Our plans must remain flexible and we will continue to reassess and make decisions based on the health and safety of our students and staff.

This decision was made to ensure that all health and safety protocols, including testing and contact tracing requirements, can be followed. Additionally, students and teachers will have the time to get familiar with live on-line (synchronous) instruction, which is very different from what students and teachers experienced this past spring. Throughout the summer, our staff has been working very hard to improve the on-line learning experiences for our students. In the coming days, each school will be providing the details of their remote learning schedules.

We have received requests from parents/guardians for support and training related to their students’ technology needs that support online learning. We are currently working on developing those opportunities and more information will be forthcoming.

We will be holding meetings for parents/guardians, live streamed on the District’s YouTube channel, to answer any questions you may have as listed below. If there are questions that you would like answered during the meeting you plan on attending, you can submit them on the form linked to the District website or by clicking on the links below.

Sincerely,

Lisa A. Wiles
Superintendent of Schools