March 29, 2020, 1:30 PM
Following the Governor’s remarks last Friday, the State Superintendent Syd Dickson issued an update to school instructions.
“You may be wondering what this means for schools or what has changed. The changes called for in the plan in regards to schools’ direct children to “not attend school outside the home” and “not allow children to play on public playgrounds”. These changes can be supported through our current remote learning model with some slight modifications.
We understand that spring break and other issues are resulting in some students coming to pick up materials at school. Make sure this is done so on a limited basis using the practices outlined by Governor Herbert with distancing and proper hygiene. Any tutoring or small group work that was occurring at your school building should cease at this time and move to virtual means. We ask that you continue to limit adults in the building to essential personnel and support educators working from home. Meals can continue to be provided through your school using your current methods. These directives are in place until April 13th as outlined in the directive.”
I concur with Supt. Dickson in that we are very proud of our teachers and our school workers. Some have had a harder time than others meeting the technology expectations of a virtual classroom but most have done a great job in meeting our student’s needs.
During this time of crisis and non-traditional education, please let your principals know of issues or possible fixes to issues as they present themselves. Barring a complete closure of our schools, please watch for changes on April 13, 2020.
Please be safe and please limit your exposure to outside sources of contact.