CUSD Governing Board is pleased to announce all elementary schools will be returning to in-person hybrid learning starting April 5th. Please check CUSD for updates regarding back-to-school protocols.
Opening of Schools Update
Dear CUSD Families and Staff:
SYMPTOM CHECKING AND OTHER HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR RETURN TO CAMPUS
CUSD requires staff to fill out a symptom checker online to ensure staff are healthy before coming back to work. CUSD’s opening schools plan also requires parents and guardians to fill out a symptom checker for students. Please see these instructions on how families sign up for the Hazel Health Symptom Checker, and please know we will be sending more information also. We need all families to fill out symptom checkers daily so we can work to monitor health of students. Every family will need a thermometer to fill out the symptom checker before a student can enter campus. Meanwhile, students and staff will be required to wear masks daily while on campus, and teachers will provide regular times each day for students to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer also. As we get closer to being able to get back on campus, it is crucial we all do our part as individuals and families every day to fill out our staff and student symptom checkers before staff and students enter school campuses.
WE WILL NEED YOUR CONTINUED HELP AND UNDERSTANDING TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE
As I communicated to you in my last letter, we can’t open classrooms without knowing how many students and staff will be returning to those classrooms. Please work with your principals and the staff in school site offices so we know how to plan for your return. Meanwhile, we want to make sure everyone has a realistic expectation of what a return to school will look like. Classroom instruction and school operations will look different than before simply because we will need to ensure we are operating safely, and students and teachers may be unable to participate in certain activities we did before because of the need for us to provide a safe learning environment. With that said, we still believe returning to campus in whatever way we can will be well worth it in the long run. Finally, we hope you all will stay safe during spring break: please avoid travel during that time so we minimize the chance of transmission for families and staff that would negatively impact our hope to return on April 5.
As always, we hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time, and we thank you for your cooperation. Working together as a community, we are getting closer to getting students back on campus in weeks ahead.
Sean McPhetridge, Ed.D.