In the August article, I talked about the work and protocols the district has in place to support to safely return to learning for our students and instruction for our staff. These are unique times, and even the best plans and people will be tested. We review our work daily, and with three weeks of school behind us, all of us have been tested and adjusted and readjusted to the changes to support the needs of students, staff and families.
Students and families have been very cooperative in adjusting to the changes and supporting staff and schools. We continue reviewing the plan to support safety and education to get better each day. We recognize the expectation of staff to deliver education on-site and online creates a significant challenge, and we are reviewing options to support students and staff through an alternative model. As we will closely monitor protocols and make adjustments to improve our current model, it is important that you share any questions or concerns you have so we can properly address them.
The safety, security, and communications project is progressing, and staff will begin training on the state-of-the-art systems as we prepare to transition from the old systems.
Please continue to be mindful of our students and their safety as they walk and ride to and from school. If you notice unusual activity, please contact us so we can address it.
Would you like to support our schools and look for a rewarding experience? The district is in need of substitute bus drivers, food service staff, custodians, paraprofessionals, and teachers. Please visit the district web page for employment opportunities and to complete an online application.
I appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we do our best to support our students, parents, staff, and community. Please contact district officials at any time with questions or concerns you may have, and we will do our best to assist you. Thank you for making our schools the PRIDE of the community!