Tomorrow students will be able to enter classrooms for the first time since abruptly leaving almost five months ago. On Thursday, all K-5 students and 6-12 students whose last names begin with A-L will have their first day. 6-12 students whose last names begin with M-Z will have their first day on Friday. With a focus on health, wellness, and safety this year, we wanted to remind parents and students of the following guidelines:
- Wear a mask–remember that masks are mandatory inside our schools and on buses.
- Only come to school if you are healthy, symptom free and have not been in close contact with sick family or friends. Self certification is a key to creating a healthy and safe learning environment. Remember that students who display COVID symptoms at school will not be able to return to school for up to 10 days.
- Bring a water bottle to school with you. Bottles of water will be available at every school for students, but you may also bring your own.
Our first few days will be focused on helping everyone feel comfortable at school. We will be discussing our new safety procedures and protocols with the students and will be emphasizing the wearing of masks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently.
District 7 teachers and staff members–Thank you for your dedication and for helping to create a safe environment for our students to learn and grow. You are truly appreciated for what you do! A special thanks as well to those teachers who have stepped out of their comfort zone to teach students remotely.
District 7 Parents–Thank you for being positive and enthusiastic with your students regarding school–whether in person or remote. Your attitude will make all the difference with your students as we begin this school year. Thank you also for your continued patience and trust as we navigate through this unprecedented and ever-changing situation.
District 7 Students–Welcome back! We can’t wait to begin getting to know all of you on Thursday!!!!