Unfortunately there has been no improvement in the numbers of absent students and staff due to illness and quarantine. Today staff absences are more than double the normal level, absent rate at the high school is 25% and there are a significant number of COVID-related absences in the lower grades.
In order to keep our students and staff safe, we have made the decision to move to asynchronous remote learning for tomorrow, January 13, and use our first calamity day on Friday, January 14. Monday, January 17, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (a Federal holiday). This gives a five day period to help slow the spread.
Students will receive instructions and information from their building principals and teachers during the school day today. Each building will have specific requirements for attendance tomorrow, January 13. Friday, January 14, is a calamity day and students will have no attendance requirements.
- The Primary, Intermediate and Junior High buildings will be closed to students and community from Friday, January 14 through Monday, January 17. This will allow maintenance to deep clean before re-opening on Tuesday, January 18.
- There will be no sports practices, games or other activities in the Primary, Intermediate or Junior High buildings from Friday, January 14 through Monday, January 17.
- The High School Girls basketball game on Thursday, January 13, and the High School Girls and High School Boys Basketball games on Saturday, January 15, will still take place in the High School gym. Masks and social distancing in the stands are strongly recommended for those attending. All away athletic contests will go on as scheduled. Students in other activities will be notified by their advisor.
- CTC students will still have busing from the High School to the CTC campus. There will be no bus routes to homes.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience as we work to balance student learning with student and staff safety.