Letter from the Superintendent - Oct 14, 2020

Letter from the Superintendent - Oct 14, 2020
Posted on 10/14/2020
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Dear Families and Staff Members,

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide you the opportunity to begin to plan for an anticipated transition in our learning model. Based upon our Reopening Plan , one of the conditions for moving from the Adapted In Person Model that we are in, to the Hybrid Model is a rise in the Rockingham County case rate. We wanted to alert you that the case rate in our County has almost doubled from just a week ago. Based upon this trend, we anticipate that we will be forced to move to the Hybrid Model, possibly as soon as Friday of this week.

This increase in cases within the County will require us to enhance our safety procedures including increasing our physical distancing of students and staff. In order to accomplish this, we will be limiting the number of individuals in the building. The Hybrid model utilizes Remote home instruction for all students in grades 1-8. Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students will continue to attend school as they have been. In addition, a small number of students in grades 1-8 with specific learning needs will be afforded an opportunity to attend the school to receive their instruction with support. The parents of these students will be contacted directly to confirm arrangements. Bus transportation for those students would continue as usual.

We realize that this will put a significant burden on families. Unfortunately, we cannot control the environment outside of our school walls.

You will be receiving further information from us regarding this transition. The Reopening Plan may be helpful in answering your questions about this change.

We look forward to your continued support! Please do not hesitate to contact me or Principal Lacroix if you have any specific questions.


Darrell J. Lockwood, Ed.D.

Chester Academy model transition.pdf