February 11, 2021
Dear Williamstown Families,
This letter is to inform you of new district operations to begin on Monday, February 22. On this date, ALL in-person classes for grades K-12 will be in session Monday through Friday! I am hopeful this news brings you much excitement. With this transition, we WILL continue to follow the Kentucky Department of Education’s Healthy at School guidelines. This includes, but not limited to:
· Masks are required to be worn at all times. The only exception is when students are directed by a staff member during a mask break or while actively eating.
· Social distancing will continue as much as possible, but in full transparency, there will be some areas of the building where 6 feet is not achievable and desks will be as far apart as space will allow.
· Sanitizing, hand washing, and symptom screening will take place daily. Temperature checks will still be in effect before boarding the bus and before students are dropped off each morning.
· Communicating with our schools when your child is sick, has been exposed to a positive case, or has a family member awaiting test results is imperative. As always, please keep your child home if they are experiencing COVID symptoms.
Transportation services will be adjusted to allow for more students riding the bus. We will communicate the routes closer to February 22, but expect times to be altered for pickup and drop off. As a reminder, students who are car riders may NOT be dropped off prior to 7:30 AM. If you have any questions regarding this new change in our instructional model, or you wish to move your child to all virtual learning, please contact your child’s school.
I know this has been a difficult and frustrating year, even more so now that weather is also affecting our operations. I commend our students, staff and families for persevering through these challenging times. Please keep in mind that based on community or school related positive cases or quarantines, we may have to transition back to a hybrid or all virtual model for instruction. It is imperative that all students and families follow our safety protocols both in school and out of school. By doing so, we can hope to keep this method of instruction throughout the rest of the 20-21 school year.
Thank you for being our partner and for being supportive and understanding as we’ve balanced the safety of our students, staff and community while doing our very best to provide optimal learning experiences through it all.
With Demon Pride,