First Day of School Reminders

First Day of School Reminders
Posted on 08/31/2020

Good Morning  Parent and Guardians,

We look forward to welcoming your children back tomorrow, both in person and online. The 2020-21 school year promises to be unique, but I can assure you that we have followed all our safety protocols on behalf of our staff and your children. I would like to commend all our administrators, faculty, and staff for everything they have done to get our schools ready in these unprecedented times. I have a few reminders as we begin our journey together tomorrow:

School Bus Procedures for students: 

  • All students must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times on the school bus, if students don't have a mask on they will NOT be allowed to board the bus. 

  • If a student arrives with no mask, each bus will have extras for the occasional student not having one with them.

  • Failure to comply with "mask wearing" will be reported to the school administration.   

  • Students will load the bus from the back seats to front seats. (except for Pre-K and Kindergarten students should be seated up front) 

  •  When possible siblings should sit together.

  •  No changing seats allowed.

  •  No eating or drinking allowed.

  • Buses will most likely be running late the first couple weeks of school, please be patient!

Please review this document (linked below) about expectations for students and families during our online “live” instruction. It is critically important for these guidelines to be followed, so that everyone has an equitable and safe online experience,  Live Instruction Expectations 

Tomorrow is a Blue day, all students in the Blue cohort will attend school “in person” tomorrow. Those who are fully online or in the Gold cohort, will receive a communication from their assigned teacher(s) about accessing instruction. 

Finally, there will be no changes to your child’s instructional model (hybrid or fully online) during the first week of school. Any changes will occur after Labor Day. Similarly, we cannot make any transportation  changes until after September 14. 

Thank you for continued cooperation and support. I can’t wait to see all your children this week as I visit the schools. These first few weeks of school will have a social/emotional focus, so that all staff and students feel supported and safe. 

Be Well,

Maureen Brummett, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools