School Opening/Closure Updates

This page is inteded to keep our School Board and Staff updated on the latest important information regarding our school closure and COVID-19 related information. 



All Staff WebEx Meeting (Recorded 7/15/20)

School Reopening Update #8 (8/5/20)

Information for Parents

To help facilitate a smooth transition to distance learning, a focus group meeting will be held with parents and students on Monday, August 10th to hear their perspectives and gather feedback on their experiences over the past six months.  The discussion will focus on not only the learning environment and how we can support students and their families navigate distance learning, but also some of the social and emotional needs they have.  The information gleaned from this focus group meeting will help guide a second meeting for all parents on August 13th.  We recognize that providing training for teachers is only 1/2 the equation in implementing a successful distance learning program.


A distance learning "toolkit" with helpful tips and instructions is being printed and will be mailed to all families during the week of August 24th.  In addition to an online learning manual, the mailer will include our updated school calendar, an updated FAQ sheet for families, and grade level schedules for distance learning. An additional WebEx training is scheduled for all parents and students on August 27th.   The purpose of this training will be to provide technical assistance for our students and parents.  The training will be coordinated and led by our educational services department as part of an ongoing series of support training for students and parents.


Technology Support for Students and Families

As noted previously, hot spots have been deployed to those families that do not have internet availability at all.  These hot spots now service 155 students.  We recognize that hot spots are a temporary measure and our IT Department is working with Motorola communications to install cell towers at each of our schools and other identified community locations over the next few months.  This will provide free, ongoing internet service to our students and families.  Our first priority installation is at Grayson Elementary School. 

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