Central Consolidated School District News Article

School Re-entry for Elementary Schools

Greetings CCSD Students, Parents, and Staff,
We hope that you are staying well and healthy.  Central Schools staff has been busily preparing for students to come back in a hybrid model, and we are almost ready. The hybrid model (in-class instruction) is a response to requests from parents for in-person learning, but please note that parents have the option to take up the hybrid model or continue with virtual learning, and that our elementary schools are will be reaching out to parents.
 
You may have seen in the news that the number of positive cases of COVID-19 is increasing in New Mexico.  San Juan County is no exception. The CCSD COVID-19 Task Force monitors state and local criteria to make recommendations to CCSD Administration. Based on the latest information and out of an abundance of caution, Central Schools will delay school re-entry for the elementary schools until Monday, November 2, 2020.
 
 
TIMELINE OF RECENT EVENTS:
May 21: Re-entry Team begins work on a plan for CCSD
June 1: First round of parent surveys (ended on June 15)
June 10: Staff survey (ended on June 19)
June 23: PED Re-entry guidance
June 29: Second round of parent surveys (ended on July 13)
July 14: Enrollment for New Student begins
July 23: Survey results are published
August 1: Re-entry plan approved by Board of Education
August 7: A message from Superintendent Daniel P. Benavidez regarding upcoming plans
August 17: Re-entry plan presented / Full Remote Plan
September 14: First Day of School (online)
September 15: Board of Education votes in favor of Hybrid Educational Model
October 16: Re-entry Survey of staff is presented
October 20: Hybrid/Remote Learning Survey of teachers, principals, staff and parents is presented

THE PROPOSED HYBRID RE-ENTRY PLANS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AS FOLLOWS:
October 26-27: Rostering of students with transportation.
Parents should receive confirmation of hybrid attendance and school transportation at this time. CCSD will be reaching out to parents from the local school site and from transportation to confirm these.
 
Parents of identified hybrid attendance will receive information specific to the re-entry guidelines for their school. The guidance will include information on school schedules, drop off, pick up, screening, recess, and more. Since each school site is unique, you will need school specific information.
 
October 27-28: Finalization of all plans for student attendance.
Parents, please ensure that you have confirmed hybrid instruction for your child at your school, if that is what you have chosen for your child. Make sure to keep your children free from possible COVID-19 exposure. This will ensure that we can keep the schools open to the maximum extent possible in a safe manner. There are instructions on screening prior to boarding the bus or drop off at your school site. These instructions will come from your school site administrator.  (Please use SchoolInfo App, if possible.)
 
November 2: "Dry Run" (a rehearsal of the procedures).  Students will run a "regular" hybrid schedule for the day. Make sure you know your school plan.
November 3: Debrief "Dry Run" (a rehearsal of the procedures).  CCSD will debrief at all open sites to refine processes and troubleshoot potential concerns. NO HYBRID INSTRUCTION.
November 4: Cleaning and disinfecting district-wide.  NO HYBRID INSTRUCTION.
November 5 and 6: Hybrid instruction per school site plans.
November 9: First full week of Hybrid Re-entry.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school principal.
 
Thank you and stay safe.

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