While we remain committed to providing in-person learning for students as much as possible, we have reached a point where we need to temporarily shift to distance learning. Due to staff absences and vacant positions in critical areas, including transportation and operations, we are not able to provide transportation or in-person instruction in a safe and high-quality manner at this time.
For the remainder of this week, January 12-14, all students will be learning remotely. This includes preschool at the Central Education Center, programs at the South Education Center as well as all other schools and grades.
Here is what you need to know:
- Classroom teachers will provide information on instruction and accessing class activities.
- All students should take home their Chromebooks, chargers and any necessary learning materials at the end of the day today.
- Athletics and extracurricular activities will be able to continue. Look for individual information from your coach or club leader about plans.
- Fun Club and Beacons will be closed.
- Food distribution will occur later this week. Look for information in a future email.
- Community Education classes are not affected by this and will continue as scheduled.
We recognize that this shift will be difficult for some families, especially on such short notice. If you need additional support, please reach out to your school principal, counselor or outreach worker.
These are challenging times and, as we all know, things can change quickly. We appreciate your support and understanding as we adjust to meet this changing situation.
Superintendent Steven Unowsky
P.S. As a reminder, schools are closed on Monday, January 17, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. At this time, we plan to shift back to in-person learning across the district when school resumes on Tuesday, January 18. Please look for messaging from the District by Saturday with confirmation.