As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, there are many challenges and unknowns in the world. To be successful, it will take a collaborative effort between educators, health officials, support staff, and families to ensure that our students can resume learning and develop relationships safely. The past several months have demonstrated the crucial role that school districts play in the lives of students and the community as a whole. Our schools are a critical vessel for support, friendships, and the social-emotional needs of young people in our community. There is no doubt that reopening at this time presents many unique challenges; as this fluid situation changes, we know it may be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and sometimes downright annoying, but it’s our hope that Wildcat Nation will be unified among the noise.
To prepare for the upcoming school year, we have created a COVID-19 Task Force made up of school administrators, health officials, safety coordinators, educators, and custodial supervisors. We have examined all aspects of our operations to identify ways to make our students and staff safer and mitigate risk. We strive to continuously monitor the situation with the help of health officials and professional organizations, and change our approach if needed.
We recognize that in order for us to be successful, we will need the support of our community and our families. Providing for the safety and well-being of our students is of the utmost importance, and it will take all of us doing our part. Please recognize that this is a living document that could change at any time based off of new information, data, or official guidelines.