Reopening of Schools - Overview
On August 4, 2020 the Board of School Directors approved to open the 2020-2021 school year in the virtual-only model for all students (K-12). Recent data regarding positive cases of COVID-19 in Delaware County and Upper Darby Township has caused us to move toward the Red Phase of our plan to reopen schools. The Red Phase as described in our Phased Reopening of Schools Health Plan calls for virtual learning for all students.
For elementary school students and some special education programming, the Board will meet again in September to re-evaluate the status of school opening for flexible in-person instruction. For secondary schools, the Board will meet in November to re-evaluate the status of school opening for flexible in-person instruction. We will be sending out more information about this process in September and November. At both public meetings, the Board will consider options and scenarios for school re-opening for in-person flexible instruction with options for virtual learning or continuing in the virtual-only option.
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Thank you for your patience, support, and engagement throughout our plan to reopen schools. We know that the uncertainty of schools reopening is difficult for you and your students. We ask that you continue to remain engaged as we navigate these unprecedented and unpredictable times. We need to all remember that every family has been negatively impacted by this pandemic. Every family includes your family, the families of our Board members, and the families of our Administrators, teachers, and staff. We are in this together and should be committed to helping one another get through this as safely and as responsibly as possible. As we have stated throughout all of our communications regarding our efforts to reopen schools in the safest possible way, our best efforts are imperfect and we must continue to remain flexible as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19.
We look forward to working with you as we strive to provide Opportunity, Unity and Excellence for all of our children during these times.