Dear Central 301 Families,
I hope this email finds your family healthy and safe. This is not the school year or spring break that anyone envisioned, but I am truly impressed by the resilience of our families, students and staff to stay engaged in learning during the mandated school closure.
Today the Governor announced that he is extending the school closure period through April 30th. As you are aware, the Governor closed schools beginning on March 17th under the “Act of God” provision and that designation ended today. For our district the “Act of God” days will be replaced with “Remote Learning Days” beginning on April 6, 2020 as we are currently on spring break. We are working on adjusting our Remote Learning Plan based on information provided to us over the weekend. As we work to adjust this plan, we are collaborating with different groups to establish daily plans and expectations. We are hopeful to have consensus between groups soon and look forward to sharing this plan with families.
Please note that we have removed the “Calendar” button from the homepage of our website and are replacing it with a “Remote Learning Plan” button to increase communication and information to our students, parents and community regarding this unprecedented time. This button is not fully operational at this time as we are in the process of constructing it. This button will provide you with details about the plan, as well as with frequently asked questions (“FAQ’s”), and social emotional support resources. We are hopeful these resources will help communicate the ever-changing educational requirements we are experiencing.
We appreciate the feedback we are receiving from students and parents relevant to their experience with our most recent approach to remote learning. We hope you find spring break a time to rejuvenate in preparation for the next stage of remote learning. We are all eager to return to normal school life, but the safety of our community must be our first priority. We are Central, and we will make the best out of these difficult times.
I will update you on our remote learning status later this week, and wish you and yours continued health and safety.
Dr. Todd Stirn, Superintendent
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