The Governor’s office has issued an emergency order that states in-person instruction for grades 6-12 cannot resume prior to January 4. It also states that in-person instruction for grades K-5 may resume after December 7, if the school is not in a red zone county on the state's COVID-19 incidence rate map. Preschool will follow the same guidelines as K-5 and may return after December 7. The district will evaluate the red zone parameters on December 3 and each Thursday thereafter to determine the status of the upcoming week for grades P-5. If we are not in the red zone on December 3rd, we will return to in person classes for grades P-5 on December 7th. We will follow all requirements in the Healthy at Schools guidance documents when we return.
Although we still face many challenges with virtual instruction, we are more prepared than we were in the Spring. We have a great and caring staff that will make the best of this difficult situation moving forward. We ask for your patience as we work with an ever changing set of circumstances. Please note that even during this time of NTI the governor’s order allows for a small number of students to be allowed into the schools for targeted instruction. School administrators and teachers will work closely with parents to offer this option, among many others, to those that need it. If you have any questions regarding targeted instruction, please reach out to your child’s school.
Our great food service team, assisted by our transportation department and other building level staff will be delivering meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning the Monday after Thanksgiving break. We will also continue to have pick up at each school.
All indoor sport teams are not allowed to practice or play at this time. KHSAA has stated that no practices will be allowed for winter sports until after December 13 and no games may take place prior to January 4. Individual workouts are allowed with each sport at this time. Fall sports are allowed to complete their seasons as long as they are following the Healthy at Sports guidelines.
We encourage families to practice social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitation at all times. The sooner we can get our local numbers down, the sooner we can get back to in person learning. Our thoughts are with all of our families suffering during this time whether it be with the illness, the loss of a job, the stress of being a healthcare worker or whatever challenges this virus has brought to you. Despite all the chaos this year has brought about, we hope that you and your family can have a Thanksgiving full of blessings.