Communication Regarding End of Year Types of Things!  (May 5th)

I certainly do not want to jinx anything communicating with all of you the different plans for the end of the year. I will start off by letting you all know that the last day of school will be Thursday, May 27th. We will have a 2-hour early dismissal on that day, but because of the early dismissal on Thursday, we will NOT have a late start on Wednesday, May 26th and it will be a regular day of school. As of now (weather permitting) we are planning on the Graduation Ceremony being at the Sheffield Football Field. Graduation will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 2:00 PM.One thing that we have learned this year is that things are always changing. Even our best thought-out plans could change in the blink of an eye. This makes it difficult as we start to plan for next year. One thing we know is that the Governor’s Proclamation required schools to provide an online option for students. That proclamation ends at the end of June, so as of now, our plans would be that we intend to return to 100% onsite for next year, not offering the online option. We know that the number of students that have opted for the online option has continued to go down all year as our students have returned back to school full time.

Our plans for fall with being 100% onsite are contingent upon things continuing to go well with the positivity rate remaining low, as well as our numbers of students having to quarantine. As a district, we are hopeful and optimistic that we can also start school in the fall without masks. We also hope that some of our social distancing measures will also not be needed, such as having a second “lunch” room at each campus. I realize that hope is not a strategy and that all of these things are contingent upon Covid related things continuing to go well. All of these plans and decisions will be made in coordination with public health. Public Health knows our goals are to get back to some of the normal, less restrictive things we had prior to Covid, and balancing that goal with ensuring that we do not experience a huge spike.

As we near the end of the year, we just want to remind everyone to check to see if there are any balances that have not been paid. Even though our breakfasts/lunches were free to all students, some students have had extra milk, or seconds that have caused there to be a lunch balance. Others may have had balances prior to this year and those haven’t gone away. Preschool tuition is another thing that if you have a child in preschool, please be sure those fees are taken care of. Thanks for your help with this!

I want to thank all of the parents that supported us during this trying year. Although there were some decisions that were made that you may not have agreed with, we appreciate the support and understanding that was shown. This year required all of us to work together for the good of our students. With less than 20 days of school left, it is safe to say that we are going to make it through this year and I believe we will all be better and stronger because of it.

Go Warhawks!!