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January 10, 2022

ADAPTIVE PAUSE


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Our students and staff have done a remarkable job observing COVID mitigation protocols. We thank you for supporting student health and attendance since our return from Winter break.

Unfortunately, the contracted cleaning company that sanitizes our buildings is unable to provide adequate staffing at this time. The lack of a cleaning service prevents us from maintaining the cleanliness of our buildings. Therefore, we must take an Adaptive Pause. This short-term closure will allow our administrative team to identify and hire a new cleaning company and resume thorough cleaning of our buildings. Our plan is to re-open schools on Tuesday, January 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

SHIELD Testing will continue this week at McCracken and Meyer. We encourage parents/guardians to bring their children to their school on its scheduled testing day. SHIELD testing during the Adaptive Pause is highly recommended, but not required.

  • McCRACKEN: Wednesday, January 12th
    UPDATED PROCEDURE: 
    Students will enter the McCracken Multipurpose Room through Door 10, complete testing in their normal weekly routine, and then exit the building through the main doors for parent/guardian pick up. Parents/Guardians should proceed to the main Circle Drive entrance (Door 1) on East Prairie Road where students will be exiting the building (see map).
    • 7th Grade from 9:00 to 9:40 a.m.
    • 6th Grade from 9:45 to 10:25 a.m.
    • 8th Grade from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.
       
  • MEYER: Wednesday, January 12th 
    Enter the Meyer Drive-Thru from Kildare Avenue to receive a funnel. Proceed to  a spot in the parking lot (entrance on Cleveland). Once the student has produced enough saliva in the tube, drive back around to the Meyer Drive-Thru to drop off the sample.
    UPDATED TIMES:
    • ALL Students from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
       
  • Middleton students received their SHIELD testing on Monday, January 10th and do not need to come in for a test during the Adaptive Pause. We are working on plans to have supplies available for Middleton testing on Tuesday, January 18th when we return to school after the January 17th MLK holiday.
     

HEALTH OFFICE REPORTING: Please continue to notify your child’s building nurse of any symptoms or positive test results. This information is necessary for contact tracing of positive cases and to determine the student’s return-to-school date after January 18th.

REMOTE LEARNING: Students will have access to remote learning starting Tuesday, January 11th. Each building will implement a specific remote learning schedule. Teachers will require additional remote learning planning time on Tuesday, January 11th. Students currently in remote learning will follow the new remote learning schedule for their teacher. If a family does not have reliable access to the internet, a hotspot may be requested here

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