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Sisters schools detail target dates for K-3, older students’ return to in-person learning

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SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Sisters School District is hoping to bring its kindergarten through third-graders back for in-person learning Sept. 28, with a full reopening possible by mid-October.

Superintendent Curt School had that message Friday for parents, staff and others in the community.

Here's that message, in full:

Dear Sisters Schools Community, 

I hope this message finds you and your family well. I want to start by encouraging everyone to continue to follow the physical distancing, hand washing and mask wearing protocols that have been but in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a region and community you are doing great as we continue to see our metrics drop and we are on a path to getting our students back into our buildings!

I visited all three schools this week as our families came to meet their teachers and get their student’s school materials to be ready for the school year. There was an excitement in the air as we were able to connect from a distance. It was obvious, we miss our students and families!

On September 8th, we start comprehensive distance learning for all. We are targeting September 28th as a return time for K-3, as we have been consistently meeting the metrics set by Governor Brown to serve those students. If the metrics continue to improve, we are hopeful that we can include our 4th grade in this return on the 28th and all of our elementary students back to school under our re-open plan.

For our 5-12 students, we are still committed to working through the first 6 weeks in Comprehensive Distance Learning. As we tract our county and state metrics, we will continue to communicate about the possibility of a re-open at our middle and high school. If our metrics hold, we could be re-opening by the week of October 19th .  I want to continue to encourage you to openly communicate with your teachers and building staff when questions or concerns arise. 

Again, I remind you to take the time to take care of yourselves and those that you love. We have an incredibly strong community and together we will continue to navigate the challenges that this crisis presents. From what I witnessed this week, from school staff, to parents, to students, we are all ready to move into the 20-21 school year together and make it the best year possible!

Stay Safe,
Curt Scholl
Superintendent,
Sisters School District

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    1. Probably because they are chicken Adam Schiff Show !

      Props to Crook County and Prineville for breaking the seal on Kate Brown’s over-reach ! Them moonshinin’ fly-fishin’ mashed tater eatin’ “necks” out in the Canyon are done messin’ around with Black Lives Matter- California tainted Onions- and Barney Lerten !

      We do things the “right” way out in Crook- and the rest of them California libs immigrating out this way best take care- we’re meat eaters out this way- so take yer tofu burgers and scram !

  1. With this statement- Superintendent Scholl concerns me-

    “meeting the metrics set by Governor Brown to serve those students. If the metrics continue to improve, we are hopeful that we can include our 4th grade in this return”

    Now here’s what the CDC says-

    “The CDC says children are less likely to experience a severe form of COVID-19. The CDC pushed for school reopenings due to the setbacks — socially, emotionally, and behaviorally — kids can experience from a prolonged lack of in-person learning. Additionally, children are thought not to be a primary source of transmission, according to the CDC.”

    The Superintendent needs to rely more on CDC and International guidance instead of failed Governor Brown’s political positions on school closures.

    The science is clear- keeping children out of school harms them indefinitely- Kate Brown on the other hand- is a hopeless cause !

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