Dear SDST Families,
Thank you for your continued support of our administration and staff as we navigate our instructional model through the pandemic. We recognize that as we approach the one-year mark on March 13th many families are eager for children to attend in person safely and more frequently than in our current hybrid model. We anticipate the county being in the low or moderate rate of transmission by the end of March, and therefore we are planning to expand access to in-person instruction immediately following the spring break.
We will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC&P) and Montgomery County of Public Health (MCOPH) as we plan for the spring, including maintenance of all recommended health and safety mitigation measures. We will modify the distancing of students from a firm six feet at all times to six feet where feasible, and no closer than three feet where needed in K-8 classrooms. All students will maintain a six foot distance at any time that masks are removed, whether for a break outdoors or during lunchtime. All high school students will maintain six foot distancing at all times, and all staff will maintain six foot distancing from each other and from students at all times.
Within this email are several important items for your review:
- A building-specific overview of the instructional plan for April-June
- A form to submit questions
- Links to building-based informational sessions next week
- The Cohort Commitment Survey (due Monday, March 8th)
A recording of the informational sessions and the slide presentation for the sessions for each building will be made available by the end of the day on March 2nd. Please return the survey committing to either expanded in-person attendance or fully virtual instruction no later than Monday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m. The survey results will be used to plan classroom-level details at each building between March 9th and March 26th.
MaryJo Yannacone, Ed.D.