Start of Return to Learn Plan Changed to January 19
First and foremost, I want to thank you again for your continued patience, understanding, and support as we continue to navigate through these uncertain and ever-changing times due to COVID-19.
I am writing to inform you of our decision to move the Return to Learn (hybrid in-person/virtual instructional options) implementation date to Tuesday, January 19 for all students in grades PK-8. Students in grades 9-12 will remain 100% virtual until otherwise advised by state or county health authorities.
As a result of the date change, all students will remain 100% virtual from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 15 with the same scheduling format as first semester. The district is closed on Monday, January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
We hope this is the last time we have to face this sort of delay. Our utmost priority is the health of our students and staff and we will continue to follow state and local guidance to keep your children safe.
This decision is based on the data measured in our COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard, the Kent County Health Department’s “Risk of Transmission in Schools” framework and their recent warning that some schools should remain 100% virtual for the first two weeks in January due to the projected spread of COVID-19 over the holidays.
As with everything related to COVID-19, these plans are subject to change based on any new state or county epidemic orders that may be announced between now and January 19.
Please look for additional communication regarding which model (hybrid in-person or 100% virtual) you selected for your student(s) and to which cohort in-person students have been assigned.
I also encourage you to review the new COVID-19 Parent Handbook, Metrics Dashboard, and Frequently Asked Questions on our website at www.GRPS.org/coronavirus.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your student’s school.
Leadriane Roby, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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