Return to School Blueprint




Greetings Parents:

The start of the 2020-21 school year is just around the corner.  As we get closer to the start of the year, we wanted to inform you of our planned Return to School Blueprint and highlight a few of the items within this Blueprint.  Please keep in mind this Blueprint is very fluid. As we discovered last spring, everything can change in a moment’s notice. Our reopening committee worked diligently over the summer preparing the return blueprint. We also realize that not everyone will be satisfied with the blueprint. However, throughout this whole process, the committee’s mantra has been and always will be, “We need to be proactive in order to keep our students and communities healthy!”  With this in mind, here are a few highlights of the plan:

  • Face coverings will be required.  However, parents may sign a waiver to opt their students out of this requirement.  

    • Keep in mind - if a positive case, within the same age group (K-2, 3-6, 7-12), occurs, all students who signed a waiver will need to quarantine for 14 days and attend classes remotely. This also means quarantined students would not be able to participate in any school related activities during that time - including work release 

    • The waiver does NOT apply to school transportation.  ALL students utilizing school transportation must wear a face covering. If you do not want your child to wear a face covering, then you will need to transport the student yourself.

    • Waivers must be returned by Tuesday, August 18th. 

  • Water bottles will be required for all students as the water fountains and the ice machine will not be available.

  • Please note the designated entry doors for students:

    • K-2 - south elementary door

    • 3-6 - north office entry

    • 7-12 - west office entry  

  • Students are NOT allowed entry until 8 AM - unless they are planning to eat breakfast or have made arrangements ahead of time to get help from a teacher.

  • No parents/visitors are allowed before school unless prior arrangements have been made.

  • To reduce exposure, no visitors are allowed during the school day - this includes parents/grandparents, etc who want to eat lunch with a student.

  • All instruction will take place in-person, on campus. E-learning will be utilized in certain circumstances as outlined in the Blueprint.

  • During e-learning situations, attendance and grading will take place just as if we were on campus and learning face to face.


Our hope is these restrictions will be temporary in nature.  We intend to utilize the COVID Risk Dial found on the Public Health Solutions COVID-19 Dashboard. The ONLY time some of the restrictions will not be in place is when the dial is in the green (low risk).  


Thanks again for your understanding in this matter.  Working together, we can create an environment that will keep ALL of us healthy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.



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Paul Sheffield, 



Laura Kroll,