In lieu of my traditional week-end shortlist, I wanted to share an important announcement:
Staples-Motley School District will return grades 7-12 to full, in-person learning on Monday, January 11th. Pre-K through grade 6 will remain in full, in-person learning.
After evaluating the current COVID-19 activity in our area, and consulting our regional service cooperative and our local county health officials, Staples-Motley School District is proud to give all our students the opportunity to learn in-person, full time as we approach second semester.
This decision prioritizes the student experience, and is a result of our success in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 across the district throughout the year. As always, we will continue to monitor the data, evaluate the impact of COVID-19 in our schools, and adjust as necessary.
I want to commend all our students, staff and families for persevering through the challenges of hybrid and distance learning this fall. It is also my great pleasure to be the first to welcome our middle and high school students back on-site, full time. We cannot wait to have our students’ energy and enthusiasm in-person, five days a week!
Keep your eyes open for the shortlist coming next Tuesday.