Our administrative team has been hard at work developing plans for a Full-Time In-Person instructional model that would allow students to attend school five days a week. Yesterday evening, we also had the opportunity to convene our Advisory Task Force for the second time. This group, composed of medical professionals, parents, teachers and administrators, has been extremely helpful in providing feedback and developing our plan to best meet the needs of our students, families and staff. The minutes of this meeting as well as other information have been posted to our new FTIP Planning webpage, which will be updated as plans develop.
While there are still many details left to finalize, we will present an overview of our FTIP plans at a virtual Board of Education meeting planned for 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 10. Families are also invited to attend one of two virtual information sessions scheduled for 9:30am and 7pm on Thursday, March 11. Both sessions will be held via Google Meet and offer an opportunity to learn about the plans and ask questions. They will also be recorded and posted to the District website for those who are unable to attend. Additional information and meeting links will be sent next week.
It is important for families to understand that prior to shifting to a FTIP model, the District will be seeking a firm commitment as to whether their children will be attending school in-person each day or participating in the fully remote model for the remainder of the school year. While we recognize that this will be a difficult decision for families to make, it is essential that the District and our teachers know which students to expect in-person and virtually every day so that we can provide the safest and richest academic experience possible. Following the info sessions next Thursday, we will send out a survey seeking this information so that we can plan accordingly.
We look forward to sharing our progress next week. Please stay well.
Cheryl H. Champ, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools