Oneida School District
Maximizing the Learning Potential in All Students
Message from the Superintendent
July 23, 2020
Re: Re-entry Plan for School Year 2020-2021
We are excited and looking forward to the upcoming school year. We feel it is in the best interest of our children’s academic and mental well-being to return to the classroom. I am pleased to report that our teachers and administrators have been working tirelessly this summer to prepare our schools for a safe return. These plans include safety protocols and contingencies we might need this school year.
We have been working closely with the Southeast Idaho Health Department officials and the Oneida School Board on our re-entry plan. This plan can be accessed on our website and is attached to this communication. We are planning on moving forward with the protocols written in the plan. However, it is subject to change as more understanding and information comes available.
For our schools to remain open and safe, it is critical that parents support and follow the requests and protocols outlined in the plan. We are asking parents to discuss the plan with their children, so they have an understanding of the protocols to minimize the fear of returning. The first line of defense is in the home. We ask all parents to monitor the health of their children daily. Check for:
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
- Loss of Taste or Smell
- Muscle Pain
If these symptoms are present, keep your child home. We also ask that if your child has these symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, contact your school immediately.
Finally, we recognize that some of our students may have high-risk health conditions or situations. We ask that any parent who is planning on not having their child return to the classroom, to contact the school before July 30. This notification will help us arrange online learning accommodations and staffing. For those using the online learning option through our high school, middle school, and elementary, please see the attached online learning document. It outlines very specific expectations, roles, and responsibilities of that program.
Rich Moore, Ph.D.
Oneida School District #351
Online Learning Document
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