Friday, Sep 04, 2020

Dear Families,

We would like to thank you for your cooperation under these less than ideal circumstances. By all accounts, students have been engaged and are adjusting well to the virtual environment. As we head into the Labor Day weekend, we wish to remind all of our families how important it is to practice precautions necessary to stay healthy. Wearing face coverings, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands regularly, and avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick, will continue to result in reduced COVID-19 positivity rates. Adopting these preventative measures will accelerate our ability to offer on campus instruction.

Yesterday,  Governor DeSantis grant ed   Palm Beach C ounty Phase 2 status; thereby, permitting more flexibility for schools. We are monitoring COVID-19 positivity rates in Broward and Palm Beach carefully.  When it is possible to bring students back on campus, we will advise our families and provide a minimum of one week notice.  We will be employing a phased-in approach by bringing several grades on campus at a time until all of the students in grades K-9 who indicated a preference of in-person instruction are on campus. 

Once all of the students requesting in-person instruction are back on campus, we will continue to monitor positivity rates to determine the appropriate timeframe to offer the remaining students the choice of returning to on campus instruction or continuing fully virtual. For all of these options, the timeline will be dictated by the public health conditions. 

While we would like to provide a more definitive schedule for our return plan, the variables are too many to ensure a set date. With that said, we assure you that we aim to return to in-person, on campus instruction as soon as safely possible. More detailed information will be forthcoming as we prepare for the phased-in transition back to campus.