In response, NCSD formed thirteen workgroups that over the next two months will put the policies and procedures in place to reopen schools safely. These workgroups will take into account the enormous amount of feedback we’ve received from students, parents, and staff. We recently hosted a ThoughtExchange with families asking their thoughts about reopening, and the results of the exchange are here. Our immediate focus is selecting schedules for each level – elementary, middle, and high school. Workgroups are currently developing schedules that maximize face-to-face, on-site learning for all students. Operationally, the 2020-21 school year will likely be a hybrid that includes a combination of on-site and digital learning.
I know there are many questions that are not addressed by this letter, such as the status of fall sports, the ability of volunteers and others to enter school buildings, how NCSD will manage social distancing, etc. Addressing these issues and others will be NCSD’s priority over the summer as the district develops its Operational Blueprint for Reentry. Please look for more information about reopening over the coming weeks, and I wish you an enjoyable and safe summer.