Covid-19 Update 2/5/2021

COVID Update-2/5/21

Things are on track to transition to in person learning.  Our COVID numbers in the community are stable at a number less than 20.  This has not been the case since we first started the year.  Our school has had 1 positive student case since our return on Jan 4th and we have had only 1 staff cas

COVID Update-2/5/21

Things are on track to transition to in person learning.  Our COVID numbers in the community are stable at a number less than 20.  This has not been the case since we first started the year.  Our school has had 1 positive student case since our return on Jan 4th and we have had only 1 staff case since that time.  We will continue to monitor numbers as we transition back to school full time (in person).

Another piece that has picked up a bit this week is vaccinations for our staff.  It has been a slow and frustrating roll out, but we are making progress.  We currently have over 60 staff vaccinated.  That does leave us about 130 to go but it is progress that will help us be able to stay in this learning model.

There will be a transition day on Monday, February 8th for teachers to plan and rearrange anything that is necessary.  There will be no school PreK-12 on February 8th.  SACC will be available for registered families.

Grades 7-8 at the Middle School and grades 9-10 at the High School will commence the in person learning model (everyday) on Tuesday, February 9th. 

Grades 11-12 will resume in person on Monday, February 22nd.  Last but definitely not least.  

Please also note that the school calendar will be altered starting in March to comply with the executive order on teacher planning time.  The district will have an early release for students each Wednesday.  Preschool will run until 2:50 on Wednesdays starting in March.  Release time will be 1:15 at Reede Gray (K-4) and 1:30 at the MS/HS for grades 5-12.  The first date will be Wednesday, March 3 and it will be each Wednesday for the remainder of the year.  

With these changes, we realize social distancing is compromised, therefore it is important to continue to follow all other mitigations in place with fidelity-masking, handwashing and sanitizing, cleaning, seating charts, etc.  In addition, teachers need to maintain 6 feet from students when possible.  The district is excited to have our students back in school, but we want this to be a safe experience and we also want it to last for the duration of the school year.  So we all need to be vigilant.

It is exciting that we are at this point and numbers are staying low and steady.  I hope we can finish the year in school with our students!

Becky Cselovszki, Superintendent of Schools

e since that time.  We will continue to monitor numbers as we transition back to school full time (in person).

Another piece that has picked up a bit this week is vaccinations for our staff.  It has been a slow and frustrating roll out, but we are making progress.  We currently have over 60 staff vaccinated.  That does leave us about 130 to go but it is progress that will help us be able to stay in this learning model.

There will be a transition day on Monday, February 8th for teachers to plan and rearrange anything that is necessary.  There will be no school PreK-12 on February 8th.  SACC will be available for registered families.

Grades 7-8 at the Middle School and grades 9-10 at the High School will commence the in person learning model (everyday) on Tuesday, February 9th. 

Grades 11-12 will resume in person on Monday, February 22nd.  Last but definitely not least.  

Please also note that the school calendar will be altered starting in March to comply with the executive order on teacher planning time.  The district will have an early release for students each Wednesday.  Preschool will run until 2:50 on Wednesdays starting in March.  Release time will be 1:15 at Reede Gray (K-4) and 1:30 at the MS/HS for grades 5-12.  The first date will be Wednesday, March 3 and it will be each Wednesday for the remainder of the year.  

With these changes, we realize social distancing is compromised, therefore it is important to continue to follow all other mitigations in place with fidelity-masking, handwashing and sanitizing, cleaning, seating charts, etc.  In addition, teachers need to maintain 6 feet from students when possible.  The district is excited to have our students back in school, but we want this to be a safe experience and we also want it to last for the duration of the school year.  So we all need to be vigilant.

It is exciting that we are at this point and numbers are staying low and steady.  I hope we can finish the year in school with our students!

Becky Cselovszki, Superintendent of Schools