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Follow along with our Superintendent of Schools, Theresa R. Rouse, Ed.D.

Remote Learning Decision

Jan 25, 2021

As you may know, the Board of School Inspectors has approved the recommendation presented to them at the January 20th Board meeting to remain in remote learning for day-to-day instruction for the rest of the school year.  You can watch the video of the board meeting by clicking the Board Docs logo here: 

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This decision is not one that is made lightly.  We have been reviewing the COVID data in our region, our county, our city, and in the district to assist decision-making.  New to the data points for this decision included the availability of COVID vaccinations in our county.  We also have been watching our daily attendance rates which remain mostly above 90%.  However, we do recognize that there are still challenges that some families are experiencing with internet connectivity and general engagement in the online learning platform.

We have begun to bring small groups of students with special needs to the buildings for some additional support.  As we ensure the safety of students and staff in these small settings, we will be putting together a schedule for students to come to their schools for the state mandated assessments that occur later this spring.  One step at a time, we want to be sure that we are maintaining safety for everyone along the way.

Our story was shared in the Chronicle Tribune this past weekend.  You can read the article by clicking the following:  Chronicle Tribune Article

As always, your comments, questions, and concerns are welcome through our communication platform - Let's Talk.  You can find the Let's Talk logo on the district website or you can click on it here:

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Please continue to be safe and healthy as we all work our way through this pandemic!