Central Consolidated Schools (CCSD) announced on Thursday, October 29, 2020, that there will be a shift in maintenance resources, in order to ensure the safety of students and staff during the reopening week of classes, from November 2-6, 2020. The Maintenance Department staff of our middle schools and high schools will be assisting the personnel at the elementary schools, which will only occur during the first week of the district’s “dry run” (a rehearsal of the procedures).
Safety is our number one priority at Central Consolidated Schools, and this shift in resources is made out of an abundance of caution and careful consideration. The shift in resources also includes a change for our smart busses, which will be used to transport students to and from school. This change will alter access to Wi-Fi in Newcomb and Shiprock, on Mondays and Tuesdays, making it available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wi-Fi access will remain the same from Wednesday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“To the parents of our students coming back for in-person learning, I want to ask for your help and remember to keep your children safe during the period of time they’ll be in our classrooms. I recommend that students avoid gatherings, maintain social distance, wash their hands frequently, and try to remain home as much as possible. I understand that our younger students will want to enjoy this Halloween and similar celebrations, but we need your cooperation to keep them and our staff safe,” said Daniel P. Benavidez, Superintendent of Central Consolidated Schools.
The hybrid model adds an option for CCSD parents, and they can also continue with online learning.
CCSD’s elementary schools have identified the students that will be receiving in-class instruction, and the number of students is below 50 percent. The elementaries have reached out to parents to inform them of this new option, which varies from school to school.