I know you must have many, many questions regarding the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not already done so, I would urge you to look through the “SAFE WEBER - A Responsive Framework to COVID-19” document which can be found on the School District website (click here: SAFE WEBER).
This framework, which is organized into three different levels-Moderate, Enhanced, and Intensive-will guide us through the school year as we address precautions related to Facility Sanitation, Personal Protection and Hygiene, Distancing and Social Gatherings, Recognizing and Completing Unfinished Learning, and Digital Design and Delivery. Most of your questions and concerns can be answered by this document.
We are planning for face-to-face instruction in the fall under Moderate Precautions, as outlined in the framework, and we are busy preparing for the return of students in August. In-person learning offers the richest learning experiences to develop the whole child; In addition to core academics, this also includes Social-Emotional Learning, Visual and Fine Arts lessons and experiences, and many other enrichment activities.
In the event of health concerns, short-term flexible learning options will be available for students to learn from home. These online learning experiences are designed to help students keep pace with their classmates while out of school for a short time, are limited to essential skills and include very limited teacher-student interaction. Other district options may be available for remote learning, as well. Please feel free to reach out to me for further information.
Prior to coming back to school in August, we will have prepared thorough classroom and school level plans to mitigate risk and address the safety of students and staff. As you are no doubt aware, things are pretty changeable during these “Corona Times”. However, we will do our best to keep you informed as we make these preparations and implement any changes to our policies and procedures.
Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come, including updated Back to School Night information, as well as what you can expect regarding practical matters such as face coverings, before and after school procedures, etc.
More than anything, we want you to know how much we miss your kids and that we are looking forward to being together again as a school community and that we are doing everything within our power to make this happen.
Wishing you well and speak with you soon.