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July 29, 2021
I hope everyone has been able to relax and enjoy their summer. I write this evening to share information regarding the upcoming school year. There are a lot of reports and information being shared about all sorts of topics related to the pandemic. We are so appreciative of the understanding and flexibility from our families and staff over the last 18 months. We want to encourage everyone to continue being flexible and understanding as we plan for this new school year. Our goal is to provide a school year experience which is as close to “pre-COVID” as possible. However, we do need to keep in mind that we are still living through a pandemic.
We have been receiving questions about masks for the upcoming school year. First, we are returning to our “normal” routing for buses this coming school year. However we need to remember that wearing masks on public transportation is STILL a requirement- last year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) mandated/required that wearing a mask was a requirement on public transportation, and this requirement is still in place. School transportation is considered public transportation and therefore we are still requiring students and drivers to wear masks on school buses.
Secondly, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends students in grades K-12 wear a mask. However, at this time this is a RECOMMENDATION and not a requirement as it was last school year. Therefore, Loudonville-Perrysville Schools are not requiring masks to be worn by students and staff. Families and staff who choose to wear masks may do so at any time.
Third, it is critical that all families and staff continue to monitor their own health. If you have a fever and/or other symptoms- stay home. The same symptom standards from last year are still in place.
We want to remind everyone:
If you or someone in your household is being tested- STAY HOME.
If you or someone in your household is positive- STAY HOME.
If your student is sick or experiencing symptoms- STAY HOME.
When school starts, please inform your building:
If you or someone in your household is being tested,
If you or someone in your household is positive.
And finally, again, things and situations can change at a moment's notice. We ask that families remain flexible as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. It is our goal to be as normal as possible this school year.
The district will be publishing its Continuity of Services Plan as soon as possible. The document will be linked through Bloomz, Facebook, and the district website.
Thank you again for your continued support and understanding.
July 27, 2021
Upcoming Summer School Transportation
This is just a friendly reminder for those families who are attending summer school in August. Masks are required on all public transportation-this includes school buses. Click HERE for more information provided by the CDC.
Thank you, Catherine Puster
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