As we consider beginning the 2021-22 School Year, we need to proceed with caution and flexibility. Various practices from the previous school year will remain in place, while others will be relaxed to create a more reasonable school environment. Several of the adjustments from the previous year will remain due to academic and social impact while providing mitigation efforts as well.
For Return to School 2021-22 we will begin at a “Neutral Phase” while maintaining the flexibility to shift to the “White Phase” if we see an increase in infection rate or the introduction of more contagious variants:
1)Masks are optional/encouraged for all individuals not able to socially distance themselves or provide a higher level of health safety. Teachers can require masks to make others more at ease in their classroom.
2)Individuals who test positive or are deemed a ‘close contact’ by SD Department of Health are still subject to quarantine procedures outlined by DOH. The school will provide short-term remote learning for students who are required to quarantine.
3)We still ask parents to screen their children and monitor for symptoms at home; the virus is still present and poses a threat to the health of the school and community.
4)School visitors will be limited to academic reasons and asked to check in at the office upon arrival.
5)Parents are asked to remain in/near their vehicles during drop-off and pick-up
6)Students will not be allowed in the building prior to 8:00am unless attending Before Care or receiving assistance from a staff member.
7)MS/HS Students are asked to use Door #12/#16/#22; Elementary Door #1; Students riding the bus Door #2. We will program the doors to be open from 8:00-8:25 every morning.