It has definitely been and most likely will continue to be a challenging year for education and the country. As many of you know the Iowa Department of Education has required school districts to develop a Return to Learn Plan with assurances that we as a district can meet required Health/Safety, Social-Emotional, Academic, PD, Equity and Digital Learning guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year.
Throughout the development of this plan, the situation has been highly dynamic and fluid as new guidance from the Iowa Department of Education, the CDC, and County Public Health has greatly influenced the timing and processes of preparing for the fall. Regardless, we are planning for a face-to-face opening in August with new COVID procedures and policies in place. There is no doubt that things will look and feel different at the start of this school year but together we will do our part, with what we can control, to provide a safe and secure learning environment for everyone.
Please know that as we finalize plans, further information will be communicated with you shortly about professional development opportunities, state-required training, and back to school pre-service days. Thank you all for your patience and enjoy the remainder of your summer...