Dear Parents/Guardians of High School Students:
As you know, the district’s reentry plan has been focused on taking deliberate, purposeful steps. We are committed to minimizing student and staff exposure in order to keep them safe and, as a result, keep you and your families safe. Because of the steps we have taken, we now believe that we can bring back high school students.
We do not do this lightly. We are successfully serving all kindergarten through eighth-grade students with face-to-face instruction, and we believe our safety protocols will allow us to serve our high school students safely as well.
On Monday, March 1, Lexington District One will bring Cohort A and B high school students back to school for face-to-face instruction four days a week (Monday–Thursday). Fridays will remain e-learning days.
We believe this shift allows us to engage our students more academically and better serve their social-emotional needs.
This plan does not impact students in the Online Learning Academy.
Please help us by reinforcing with your student(s) the importance of:
- wearing a mask while on a school bus and campus.
- practicing good hygiene (wash/sanitize hands often, cover coughs/sneezes with inside of elbow or tissue, etc.).
- practicing physical-distancing measures in classrooms and common areas.
- following school officials’ directions regarding health and safety.
- letting their teacher or another staff member know immediately if they don’t feel well or think they may have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Let us know if you have any questions, and remember. We are Stronger Together.
Dr. Greg Little, Superintendent