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Message from our Superintendent

March 18, 2021

 

Dear Little Lake Families: 

 

On Tuesday, March 16, during the regular Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a reopening plan for LLCSD elementary and middle schools and directed staff to begin the process of offering in-person hybrid instruction for those families wishing to return to a school campus. The Board also approved keeping a 100% virtual program in place for those families wishing to remain in distance learning. Hybrid instruction means that in-person students will attend school on Monday and Wednesday.  On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, all students will follow a distance learning schedule.

 

The first day of hybrid in-person instruction will be on Monday April 12. Class schedules indicating start and end times are included with this reopening update. With the first day of reopening being on April 12, please note that Friday April 9 will be a non-school day for all students.  This day will be used as a teacher preparation day so that teachers and staff can complete the process of preparing their classrooms for the first instructional day on April 12.

 

In preparation for the reopening to hybrid instruction, virtual parent orientations have been scheduled for those families choosing hybrid in-person instruction.  Information regarding these orientations are also included with this update. Each orientation will be presented in both English and Spanish.  During these orientations you will have the opportunity to learn more about the hybrid model of instruction as well as the health and safety protocols that have been put in place at each site. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the information presented. 

 

Due to the Health Department’s restrictions of keeping students 6ft apart, we can only offer hybrid instruction at this time.  Once the 6 feet of distancing restriction is lifted we can then begin the process of bringing all students back at the same time and offering a full Monday-Friday schedule. I am happy though to be able to finally announce that after over a year of school closure, we are beginning the process of safely returning students to school.

 

As I have stated before, Little Lake is an amazing district and together we will move successfully through this pandemic. As always, I thank you for your continued patience, support and understanding.  I look forward to soon seeing some of our students on campus and to the day when we can welcome all of our students back to school.

 

Sincerely, 

Dr. William Crean

Superintendent