All of the changes that have been made regarding COVIS-19 metrics, a two-week pause, and then a four-week freeze, have had little impact on what we are doing with Comprehensive Distance Learning, though they will impact our plans for the near future. Rather than teaching from school, most of our instructors are now teaching from home, unless they have connectivity/broadband issues there. Lesson schedules and quality should remain the same, and most of the input we have received regarding this has been positve, though we all recognize the limitations and frustrations involved,
Where the new orders will have an impact is with Limited In-Person Instruction. We were planning to start bringing small groups of students on campus the week after Thanksgiving, but that has been prohibited by Multonomah County. From the recent survey, it is obvious that most of our families and most of our staff are anxious to have students back in our schools. We will continue to monitor the data and directives, and, when they allow, get as many students as we safely can back in school as soon as we can, while continuing distance learning for those who prefer.
Thank you for your patience and understanding through these challenges. If your scholars are experiencing special challenges, please reach out to our teachers, counselors and principals for support.
Dan Wold; Superintendent
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