Message from the Superintendent

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
As you are aware,
Grades PreK-8: Report to School for full in-person on Monday, April 5, 2021
Grades 9-12:    Report to School for full in-person on Monday, April 12, 2021
Continuing to keep everyone as safe as possible remains our top priority. To maintain safe environments for everyone you can expect:
  • All Social Distancing standards will be in place. Students will be 3 feet or more apart in class and 6 feet or more apart for mask breaks, lunch and snack
  •  Masks will be required
  • Hygiene practices will continue
  • Everyone should stay home when not feeling well
  • Quarantine procedures will continue to be followed
Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy, grades K-6, will now receive direct online instruction five days per week.
Additionally, you can expect:
  • Arrival and dismissal at school buildings will be VERY slow and vehicular traffic will be congested. This will be considered when establishing the time that students are considered late for school.
  • New bus routes have been established and new bus tags distributed. Please expect some delays as they begin.
  • Woodsdale students may be assigned to lunch, snack and/or mask breaks in the tent located behind the building. Middle and High School students may be assigned to the gym, cafeteria, other large rooms, and main hallways for lunch.
  • K-4 students will no longer be able to access their class via Live Streaming.
  • 5-12 Live Streaming will continue, on a limited basis, for medically compromised students and students designated by the Administration.
We are all excited to get back to normal as soon as possible and we all know we are not there yet. However, this is another step in the right direction.
I appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through our new set of circumstances.
Thank you,
Peter Schafer
Superintendent of Schools

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Thank you,
Peter Schafer
Superintendent of Schools


We have also created a COVID-19 dashboard, updated weekly, that reports out the

current and total cases across the district.  

COVID-19 Data Dashboard



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