Message from the SuperintendentWelcome to what will be the most unusual school year that I have experienced in my 32 years in education.
It has been said many times, but we are obviously in unprecedented times in terms of how education will be facilitated with our students for the 2020-21 school year.
We have been working very hard in preparing to provide a safe learning environment for all our students and staff. We have created a detailed plan to manage a multitude of changes with our systems so that we can safely reopen school in a few short days.
Whole community effort
The successful implementation of this plan will require an extensive amount of collaboration and cooperation with our students, staff, parents and community members.
Each of us plays an integral part in taking the appropriate precautions in order to keep our school community and greater community as healthy as possible.
This is a time when our entire community needs to be cognizant of the fact that making healthy decisions to mitigate the spread of this virus will have a positive effect on the school district’s ability to provide the best educational experience for our students.
The school district has taken extensive measures to provide for a safe learning environment. These include changes to our physical school buildings, cleaning procedures, personal protective equipment, as well as plans to educate our students and staff members on proper health practices.
As I mentioned above, the successful implementation of our plan relies on the cooperation of all our stakeholders. This will be abundantly evident when we begin school and begin safely transporting our students to and from our buildings.
You will notice some major changes with our traffic patterns on campus. Basically, we are attempting to eliminate left-hand turns on campus due to the anticipated higher volume of vehicles that will be entering and exiting our campus, both in the morning and the afternoon.
This will require some logistical planning on the part of our parents and other drivers to be patient and cooperate with the new traffic plan that will be implemented during pick-up and drop-off times this coming school year.
Finally, there has been an extensive amount of work that has gone into designing our Return to School Plan. Please take the time to visit our website and read through the district’s plan, along with separate school and program plans as well. We are committed the continuation of educational excellence in these very unusual times.
Superintendent Matthew W. Schoen, Ed.S.