If you find that any portion of your child's Remote Learning experience is not meeting your expectations, please connect with your child's teacher. If for any reason the concern is not able to be addressed, please then connect your child's principal. We will do our very best to support you.
With all of this said, the start to this school year is, of course, bittersweet. From last spring to this point, every CCSD93 administrator, and many, many staff members worked diligently to figure out how we could safely bring students back into our buildings. Unfortunately the new guidance that we received last week indicating the need for much wider-reaching quarantine protocols potentially affecting every student in the building (as opposed to the previously established guidance of only the affected individual and those who had been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes needing to stay home) made the prospect of keeping our schools consistently open untenable. We feel strongly that constantly closing schools on a moment's notice would have been more damaging to our community than a shift to fully Remote Learning.
I know the transition to fully Remote Learning has not been easy on our families. We made the decision early on in this process to rely heavily on the guidance of our public health organizations because it is their function to understand how our community's physical safety is being impacted by the virus. This guidance led directly to our decision.
At this stage, the best way we can all contribute to getting back to in-person learning is to strictly follow the guidelines of wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distancing, washing hands frequently and not gathering in large groups. In doing so, together we can contribute to an environment that is conducive to in-person learning. We will continue to keep families posted on any significant developments moving forward.
I am excited for the school year to get further underway next week. Please read the following articles for more on the latest from CCSD93.
David H. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools