October 20, 2020
Columbus Public Schools will remain in Tier 2 “YELLOW,” from October 26th - November 20th, 2020. We are well aware that the number of positive COVID results have continued to rise in Platte County. However, during the Governor’s press conference on October 16th it was stated that schools are one of the safest places currently with low amounts of community spread. We are asking parents, students, and extended family members and friends to continue to use the universal precautions to ensure we remain in school all day every day.
In addition there will be a change to the district’s school calendar. There will be no school on November 23rd and 24th. All teachers will report to work that day with no students. The Commissioner of Education has allowed school districts to provide 48 hours of teacher work time and professional development during this pandemic due to the extra things being done. The remaining 32 hours will be spread throughout the remainder of the school year and will be communicated at a later date.
Reminder: November 3rd is a remote learning day. Find out more here.
We appreciate our staff's hard work to make coming to school a success this fall. We are closing down Quarter 1 and the changes and protocols that have been followed by our staff have been challenging, but they have met those challenges amazingly. With that we thank our teachers and administrators for all of their hard work.
Looking ahead, we will also practice our “ORANGE” schedule on December 21st and 22nd. More information will be coming soon. You can find out the protocols and schedules to our orange schedule in the back-to-school Discoveries.
All students will continue to be in school each day under the same protocols, procedures and guidance.
Parents and students will continue with home screenings including taking temperature.
Masks are still required of all staff and students.
Social Distancing will continue to be a priority.
No visitors other than by appointments for students are allowed.
We will continue to limit the number of spectators at activities to family members.
We continue to evaluate our staffing and student absences to determine our next steps. Our students are doing a great job, however our adults in the community not so much. Be reminded that if the district does go to “ORANGE,” students would be in school every other day. If we have to move to “RED,” most students may not be in attendance within our facilities.