UPDATES ON A GREAT FIRST WEEK
On Thursday, October 22, Governor Mike DeWine gave an update on the COVID-19 Pandemic and status of counties throughout the state. You can view it at this link.
As part of that update, the Governor emphasized that he believed schools were successfully mitigating the spread of the virus through consistent mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene and sanitizing techniques.
STAYING HYBRID THROUGH NEXT WEEK | We will continue with the current hybrid schedule for the week of October 26 through October 30. We will update families immediately if it is necessary to make any changes to this plan.
Please continue to practice the protocols that have been put in place when school is not in session. Mask wearing, hand washing, avoiding gatherings, and social distancing will go a long way in allowing us to keep our schools open for our students.
By working together, we continue to keep our students safe and in our buildings during these strange and challenging times.
YOU MAKE OUR "RETURN TO LEARN" A SUCCESS | I want to take a moment to thank you all for your cooperation in making our first week back in the buildings in our hybrid model a success. Our goal is to stay in session, and as long as we can continue to follow the guidelines put before us, I believe we can do this successfully. It’s great to see our students' smiling faces back in our buildings (even if they have masks on)!!!!
Several parents have expressed concerns regarding the number of students on some of our routes. I rode several of our bus routes this week and will continue to do so next week until I have ridden all of the routes and have a clear picture of what our students are experiencing. Once completed, I will sit down with our transportation supervisor to see if we can come up with solutions where they're needed .
A special thanks also to those parents dropping off and picking up students. I realize that we have only 50% of our students on campus on any given day, but pick-up and drop-off has been the best I've seen in many years. Special thanks to Mrs. Houchen, the Elementary Staff and Chief Sturgill for all their hard work in coming up with such an efficient plan!!!!
As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Together I know we can make this work!