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Back to school connections to take place September 8-11

August 27, 2020 – Families can expect a new back to school experience this year because of restrictions due to COVID-19. Typically, the district would host Open House events at our schools the week before school starts. This year, families will have other opportunities to meet their children’s teachers and get settled into the new school year. 

Appointments with staff

The week of Labor Day, September 8-11, the focus will be for staff and families to get to know each other. Families will be able to schedule in-person appointments with staff members at school or through a virtual Zoom meeting. Classroom teachers and other staff members will reach out to families about scheduling appointments.

During in-person appointments, staff and families will need to follow health and safety protocols, including wearing a face covering or mask and practice social distancing. 

Technology assistance

During their appointments with staff, families can also expect to learn more about how students will be engaged in distance or online learning. A learning device will be assigned to each student. Students in early childhood programs through grade 2 will receive an iPad. Students in grades 3-12 will receive a Chromebook. Internet connectivity assistance will also be provided. 

Instruction

In order for staff members to be able to focus on building connections and relationships with families, regular instruction will begin on Monday, September 14.