2020 Back to School Plan

2020 Back to School Plan
Posted on 07/30/2020

Please find our "Back to School" plan for the 2020 school year below.  It is our intention to have students return to full-time, in-person instruction with additional health and safety procedures in place starting on August 17th.  In order to help us more efficiently implement these policies and procedures, we will be having only 9th and 10th grade students attend school on Monday, August 17th.  The first day for full student attendance will be Tuesday, August 18th.  

On a personal note, I have to tell you that the decision making process involved with deciding to bring students back to campus (instead of starting the school year in a remote setting) was extremely difficult.  This summer has been really hard for me as a superintendent, but not nearly as hard as it has been for our students.  I know that our kids want to come back to school.  I also know that the confusion surrounding this situation is more than any teenager should be tasked with understanding.  Every night, I thank God that I get to work with such amazing young people.  Their perseverance, optimism, hard-work, and hope is inspiring.  I love them and I know you do too.  It is our goal at Central to create a safe environment that also encourages the academic, artistic, athletic, social, and emotional growth of students.  Given the circumstances, we believe that in-person learning gives us the greatest chance to accomplish those objectives.  

At this time, I also feel that it is extremely important that parents stay positive when discussing our safety guidelines with their students.  Despite the growing challenges to remain positive at times, our children need us, the adults, to guide them through difficult challenges.  Being positive about the situation will not guarantee our success, but being negative will guarantee our failure.  Please help us in this process.  

If you or your family have any extenuating health circumstances that need to be discussed, please reach out to Dr. Ketchum - CCHS Principal.  His phone number is 618-526-4578.

Back to School Plan for Parents and Students 2020.pdf

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