Here are some of the key elements:
- Current medical research supports a safe in-person return to school - with preventive measures in place - as infection and transmission rates are lower for children than adults.
- Preventive measures include masks/face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
- Masks/face coverings will be required for all students in Grade 2 and above and for all adults; they are recommended for students in Grade 1 and below.
- Based upon current medical research, and in conjunction with other preventive measures, a minimum physical distance of three feet has been established.
- Districts will need to develop three separate plans - one for return to full in-person instruction with safety requirements, one for full remote learning, and one for hybrid learning that combines in-person and remote learning.
We acknowledge that there are likely to be more questions than answers at this time, and we will continue to communicate with you in the coming weeks and months. If you haven’t already, please complete the first of multiple family surveys. We also encourage you to read our planning document for fall reopening, which outlines our committees’ focus and work ahead.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Enjoy the summer and stay safe.
Darius Modestow, Superintendent
Building dynamic learning communities, one student, one learner, one family at a time.