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This month seems to be a bit of that and a bit of this as a message. At the district level, we are moving forward with the work of preparing for the 2021-2022 school year while also having our feet planted in the day-to-day, month-to-month activities of 2020-2021. I want to share a couple of points about both as there are upcoming actions for you to be aware of.
On Thursday evening, January 28th, the legislature approved that parents may request their student(s) attend school full-time during the pandemic if the state has not approved for an emergency school closure. Governor Reynolds signed it earlier today.
At this time, we are awaiting further guidance from the Department of Education as to the details of this legislation as action by districts.
For this year, while the pandemic emergency proclamations continue, the ability to maintain a student in virtual learning continues for parents should the student have a medical certification or, as established by our district, a parent have concerns around COVID-19 and the student is demonstrating success in their coursework. A student may not be failing a course and remain in virtual learning without a medical certification. Read more