At this time of year, I work to get to the office by 7:00 am so that I can get a jump on the day. It is one, if not our busiest, time of year. I am, as usual, down to the wire on writing my message for the newsletter, the first of the 2021-2022 school year.
I believe this year will be a year in the middle as we work our way out of the pandemic. As we have said from the beginning, it is a process and as with most processes of change, we seem to go two or three steps forward and a step back. We will get to the light at the end of the tunnel eventually.
This newsletter contains a mountain’s worth of information; some of it the typical and some of it new. All of it is important. I am going to highlight some of the new information, but please read this newsletter in its entirety. As always, if you have a question, please call or email us or stop by our office.
The COVID-19 delta variant is causing an increase in cases throughout the nation and state. The impact of these increases on schools and particularly each unique school is not known at this time. What I want to assure you is that we have continued to make sure that we have the flexibility to transition across the spectrum of mitigation strategies. We have placed minimal additional equipment back in classrooms and we have maintained desks as available. We have secured supplies of disinfectant and sanitizer and have the ability to continue our increased cleaning processes used last year, etc. Our implementation of these will be based on the presence of COVID-19 in our schools and community. A plan of potential actions is available off of the district website. Read more