COVID Letter

Dear Families,

Recently, our district has seen a significant increase in COVID-related
quarantines and confirmed positive cases among all building faculty,
staff, and students.

Throughout this weekend, we have continued to receive notice of
confirmed positive cases and quarantine situations which has created a
strain on our ability to safely host in-person instruction due to
insufficient staffing.

As a reminder, the district had applied and had been approved for the
2021-2022 school year, under section 520.1, to determine our mode of
instruction that can qualify towards either our 180 days or 900/990-hour
instructional time mandate threshold.

With that authority, the district has opted to operate in a virtual learning
model due to COVID-related issues. We will begin virtual instruction
on Tuesday, January 18 through Thursday, January 20, 2022. Our
goal, as it has been since the start of the pandemic, is to host in-person
learning as much as possible, however, we feel that the virtual learning
model, in this current situation, is our safest option at this point. All
school offices will remain open.

During the next few virtual instruction days, the district will operate on a
2-hour delay schedule. This means that students will report to their 1stperiod class via Google Classroom/Google Meets at 10 AM. Students
should then follow their schedule for the remainder of the school day.

The expectations for remote instruction and learning for students,
teachers and families are located on the district website. If your child is
unable to join remotely due to connectivity issues, please make sure that
you contact your child's teacher to consider other learning options, such
as printed materials that can be picked up at the school office.

We understand the burden that can be had having to provide remote
instruction in the home. We do not take this decision lightly. We
appreciate your continued support of the West Greene School District.

Brian R. Jackson
Superintendent of Schools