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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
Sisters School District

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