21st Century Re-Opening Plan Update

Good Morning Amazing Dragon Families! With the Governor’s announcement of the updated reopening plan I wanted to let you know what our current plans are!

In order to reopen we must complete a checklist of items that include supplies, cleaning materials and assurances that we have in place COVID safe practices, which we will follow. We have met all criteria with the exception of in-room HEPA filters that are on order and expected to arrive within the next 2 weeks, as well as a site visit by the Public Education Department and Approval by the Governance Council. With that in mind, we do not anticipate reopening on February 8th in a hybrid setting. The roll out plan remains the same: 2 weeks in hybrid for elementary (4th and 5th) and after that if things go well we can consider hybrid for middle school (6-8). A survey will be going out to all families to see if you would like to return in hybrid or remain remote. You do have a choice to remain in a remote setting for the rest of the year regardless of the projected reopening.

We do have some concerns regarding the vaccine for staff and will update as we receive information. At this time, 3 staff members have received the first dose and 3 have appointments.

Student Led Conferences will be virtual and are required of all students. Teachers will be reaching out soon for appointments February 10th through the 12th. We will also be attempting to schedule vision and hearing tests. Another email will be sent to those families who’s student(s) we need to test.

Please continue to be safe and reach out to the teachers and administration for assistance.

Mary Tarango, CEO