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Letter from the Superintendent, February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

 

Dear Clinton Families:

I want to reach out and thank you for all you are doing to support student learning, and for the sacrifices you have made especially during this extended remote learning time period. It has certainly been a struggle and we all know that the best place for student learning to occur is in school.

We will be restarting our hybrid in-person model upon return Monday, February 22nd and we will be making some different changes at each of our buildings thereafter, depending on their individual circumstances and capacity to do so.

For example, at some point in March, the high school will be implementing a four cohort model that allows students to attend three out of the current four days a week. This is possible at the high school because it has larger rooms that fit more students in them. This is not possible in the elementary school or middle school to do en masse; however, they will be implementing some changes that continue to maximize seat capacity based on student need and individual grade level numbers and need.

We are also examining different plastic barrier products and reexamining state regulations related to mask wearing and social distancing that will allow us to increase the number of students we can have on campus. In addition, we will be adding Wednesdays as an instructional day near mid-March depending on internal analysis and survey feedback from parents - surveys will be developed and administered over the next couple of weeks.

Again, I thank you for your patience, understanding, and support all year long. You can expect that we will be increasing in-person learning steadily over the remaining months of the school year with the hope of having all students on campus every day at some point in April, barring unforeseen increases in infection in or out of school.

Have a safe and restful, and/or fun, winter break!

Take care and be well,

Dr. Grimm