June 23, 2020: Letter to the Community
Parents, Students and Community Members:
The 2019-2020 school year was different from any I have experienced. I want to thank each and every one of you for helping us to make it through this very difficult year. I am very happy that our drive-thru graduation celebrations were so successful. Again, congratulations to our graduates. Our teachers, classified staff and administrators worked very hard to ensure that although school was not in session, learning continued.
As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, we are making plans for reopening school on August 6th. I want to update you on our efforts and thank you for your patience as we navigate the reopening of school during this unprecedented time.
Currently, we are conducting a parent survey to determine your preferences for the new school year with respect to distance learning, in-person full time instruction, and a blended model of distance and classroom instruction. We have also administered several student, parent, and teacher surveys. At the same time, we are monitoring what our surrounding districts are doing. At the July 6, 2020 meeting, the Board of Education will consider the options for the opening of school.
Once the Board has made a decision, information will be sent to all parents. I want to make sure all parents and students understand that this is a rapidly changing situation and that at any time health officers, the county or state may close schools temporarily or for another extended period of time. For that reason, it is critical that parents have a backup plan for child care should schools be required to close again.