This was our sixth week of the 2020-2021 school year.
We all want things to be normal, but it is not and for good reason, there is a worldwide health pandemic and we are operating under the Governor's Executive Orders. This means we are doing the business of education differently than we would otherwise with masks K-12, social distancing, frequent washing of hands, and cleaning and sanitizing of space.
Our rate of face-to-face students remains relatively the same at about 90% +/- despite the new executive order requiring elementary students to wear masks while in class.
This week was Homecoming Week and our students definitely demonstrated their Huskie Spirit! We encourage you to watch our teams utilizing our streaming network.
We know every day can be hectic getting ready for school and would encourage your child to utilize our free breakfast and lunch for all program.
With flu season around the corner, please continue to do daily health checks with your child and make sure to keep them home if they show any symptoms or simply not feeling well. This is one of our best safeguards against the spread of COVID-19 and other sicknesses.
As of right now, we can report there are no reports of new Covid-19 cases from our sixth week back at school. Please continue to practice and teach your child to follow the 3 W's to reduce our risk of COVID-19. The 3 W's are:
- Wear a Mask
- Wash your Hands
- Watch your distance
It is our goal to be back in school five days a week; we are currently operating in a hybrid model with Monday-Thursday face-to-face and Friday online for everyone. At this time, we continue to review this format but have determined that if we continue along our current path we will be back 5 days a week with face-to-face instruction no later than the first week of November.
Right now, we will continue to have remote Fridays on October 2, 9, and 16 with the remaining two Fridays in October TBD (to be determined). We will communicate about our intentions regarding the future Friday's in my weekly update, no later then October 15th regarding October 23rd and 30th.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
All the best,
Don Killingbeck, Superintendent of Schools
The following are lessons learned from this week.
- We are better together!
- Sometimes science isn't always scientific or based on data.
- Positive things are ahead.