Whether it is delivering 155,000 meals, creating lessons online or teaching traditional school in the midst of a global pandemic – our team is up for the challenge. I continue to be impressed – but not surprised – by our amazing teachers and staff. They are doing whatever it takes to educate our deserving students.
By pure accident, last week I came across Band Director Chris Chance teaching his heart out in the parking lot with his band students. When we started school on August 13th, many of us wondered how long we would be able to keep our school doors open. We are pleased that we have been able to keep our schools open so far. And, we have been able to offer athletics, and our teams are having fabulous seasons this year.
Each week is a new event. We continue to encourage safety strategies including social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing. We also regularly clean and fog our buildings and sports facilities and buses. Approximately 80% of our students are enrolled in Traditional School while 20% are enrolled in Virtual School.
During the week ending on November 6th, we had one (1) positive case of COVID and 22 quarantines. We have had to quarantine some sports teams and a few elementary classes, but we have been able to keep our schools open.
We thank you for your prayers and we thank you for your support. We are in this together. You can count on our team to do whatever it takes during this challenging time.