July 24, 2020
Dear Parents / Guardians:
Returning to school is important for everyone in our community, most importantly for our students. Providing a safe environment has been the main priority as we worked to develop the Return to Learn 2020 plan.
This plan, and the action steps within, are the result of a collaborative planning process with key stakeholders throughout our community. The Return to Learn 2020 plan has been designed to recognize the health and safety needs of our students and staff, while providing learning experiences for our students that are important to the success of our future society. We appreciate the hours of thought, effort, and input from the Board of Education, Administrative team made up of Principals and Directors, District Advisory Council made up of faculty and staff, Education Professional Organizations, County Health Departments, LR Staff and Parent survey input, plus many other conversations with city, county, and community leaders.
This Return to Learn plan is meant to be a guide. We must prepare for the changing health conditions in our community, remain flexible, and accept modifications to the plan in response to the pandemic. Please reinforce the universal precautions with your children and help them understand by following these precautions, they are protecting not only themselves, but those they love.
We need school to be as normal as possible for our students, but like our community, school will look different at LR this year. Physical distancing and masks, for example, are new to our routines. Events and activities are traditional parts of school that may also look different this year. Despite these differences, we will not change our care and concern for students and each other. We will learn and grow together and be an even better school district and community by being resilient, empathetic, and flexible. #WeAreLR.
On August 24, LR plans to start school in-person, but with precautions in place (see color/level – Yellow). We must all do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Each of us must do our part to positively impact the LR community by providing grace. Let’s model for our children how to have productive, respectful conversations that help our community rally together while considering different points of view.
If you have questions or need clarification, we ask that you please call the district administrative office at 753.2891. Thank you in advance for your help and support.
Shawn Randles, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools