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Reopening plan approved for Adair Co Schools

NOTE: The district approved an official reopening plan at the August 6, 2020 School Board Meeting. A copy of the plan is available for download at this link: Adair County Schools-Reopen Plan 2020 (PDF, 1.1MB).
First day of school is Monday, August 24, 2020, so far two thirds of families have chosen in-person student attendance, and one third will attend school virtually.

From Dr. Pamela Stephens, Superintendent
Adair County Schools

Dear Adair County parents, guardians and community,

Thank you for your patience and all your support during this unprecedented time as Adair County schools continue to work on a safe reopening plan for all students and staff. Please know this is not a decision anybody takes lightly and I feel sure you have put much thought into what is best for your child and I respect and understand the choice you have made for your child.

By now, you are aware that the local board of education changed the original start date and moved the date to Monday, August 24, 2020. This calendar change has allowed ample time for surveys of parents regarding their preferences and time for teachers to prepare classrooms and undergo training to improve the quality of instruction your child receives no matter the delivery method. I greatly appreciate the sacrifices our families have already made. A reopening plan will be presented to the local board of education August 6. We continue to monitor the ever-changing guidelines put forth by Governor Beshear, the local and state departments, and the Center for Disease Control and other stakeholders.

As of today, about two-thirds of our parents and guardians have requested in-person classes. We all know in person classes are the most effective form of educating kids.

The Adair County school system remains committed to trying to do what is right for every student and every family, but what is right is not the same for every family. Please know it will not be a perfect scenario.

Every day, but we will strive to do everything possible to make it a great learning experience, knowing the first priority will be to keep students safe, meet their social and emotional needs, and provide meals. If you make the decision to keep your student home, I support your decision. As a district, we will provide instruction and resources through Google Classroom. We will also be available for phone calls and emails if you have questions. Please know that if you choose the virtual option the largest part of the responsibility shifts to you and your child to make the virtual learning experience the best possible. Your child's success rests heavily on you and your student and depends on how much time effort are put into the learning experience.

Finally, I encourage you to convey the importance of your child wearing a mask, to remind your student of good hand washing techniques, and how to social distance. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's school or contact the central office at (270) 384-2476.

Dr. Pamela Stephens, Superintendent Adair County Schools

This story was posted on 2020-08-07 07:31:34
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