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Friday, June 26, 2020
Good evening, awesome SCS colleagues. 
It's been an incredible week as we were able to connect with thousands of families and community members and provide important information about how we're progressing in our plans to reopen schools this fall. More than 50,000 people tuned into our listening sessions, and over 15,000 parents representing 25,000+ students have taken the re-entry survey. We'll be factoring all input into our final plans, and we look forward to presenting recommendations to our Board and the Department of Education very soon. Families should know we are committed to providing them with options to meet their needs. To that same end, I’m petitioning the State for a waiver regarding standardized tests this fall so our teachers and students have space to pursue true learning. In other developments, our Central Nutrition Center is back in business, and we're excited to begin expanding summer meal service for students beginning July 1. Plus, big partnership news with Amazon, an inspiring discussion on social justice by some impressive SCS student leaders and several SCS high schools recognized among the best in Tennessee by U.S. News! All this and more in this week's update video .
Dr. Joris M. Ray,