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Superintendent Update - 7-20-20
Tammy Oliver
Monday, July 20, 2020

Superintendent Update 7/20/2020

What a conundrum we are facing right now in terms of the fall start.  Each one of the three scenarios (once again below) poses some concerns and risks. Also in each one of the scenarios it becomes a balance between safety of students/staff in comparison to the demands of the students working from home. 

  1. In-person learning for all students: All students attending school with enforcement of social distancing and other safety protocols in place.

  2. Hybrid model with strict social distancing and capacity limits: Similar to #1 but with only 50% capacity of students in the building. 

  3. Distance Learning Only: Very similar to what we did this past spring.

We continue to meet with our two planning committees for this fall. We had some very productive meetings last week to delve into the details of what a fall start looks like in any of the three scenarios.  As discussed last week in the superintendent update one of the challenges is transportation.  Although we have very good transportation provided by our local contractors, parents may be concerned about the close proximity of students in buses.  Please also be assured that in either the Hybrid or a Distance Learning model we will be providing breakfast and lunch for those students not attending school. 

 

I know these updates focus more on the opening of school in the pandemic that we are currently in and have been since last March but there are many other activities and updates occurring right now.  For an indepth look at everything that is going on I would refer you to the latest radio interview I did last Friday.  A recording of this interview is posted on our website. 

 

As stated last week, if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.  The best way to reach me is through email.  My email address is: gwinter@isd740.org

 

 

Greg Winter, Superintendent