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COVID-19 Re-Entry Guidelines

 

Dear Husker Parents and School Community,

As school leaders, we’ve had to make some hard decisions over the years. But none have been more difficult than the ones made during our current situation with the global pandemic.

Be assured every decision is measured carefully to ensure we do our best for our Husker students. 

In the last few weeks, we were confident to move forward with our return-to-school plan.  However, over the last few days, we’ve spoken to health officials regarding current public health mandates and guidelines for safety in schools.  Based on these concerns, we have made changes to our re-entry plan.  Updates in the attached plan are highlighted, but there are two to note.  

-Re-Entry guidance for positive or symptomatic cases from the CDC and the Lafayette County Health Department was updated to reflect changes from late July.

-Masks for all staff and students will now be required.

Further, all Husker students will start in-person learning with the hybrid instruction model. Students will attend in-person classes two days a week and will have remote learning the other three days.  More details about this plan will be released as soon as possible.  As stated before, a fully remote learning option will be available for parents to choose, and we hope to send the application out for that early next week.  

We understand you’ll have questions as we move forward with the new school year. Here are a few items to note:

  • We are waiting on final guidance from the Lafayette County Health Department before our board can finalize the school calendar for the 20-21 school year.  

  • We will monitor the spread of the virus and health conditions in our community and re-evaluate school options at the end of the first quarter. 

We realize this change will be a disappointment and a hardship for families.  Husker staff spent countless hours trying to find a safe way to bring our students back to the classroom to start the school year. We encourage parents to reassure their children as they share this news. Let them know that we all want the same thing. We want this historic pandemic behind us. We want our schools to be open and activities to resume. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again, safe within the walls of our schools.

We sincerely apologize for this change to the start of school and the impact it will have on many families. As always, if you have a question or concern, we want you to reach out. We will do our best to answer your specific questions about curriculum, technology, social/emotional health and much more. 

Lafayette County C-1 is a strong school community. We are proud to be working for people who care about children as much as we do. We appreciate the flexibility and patience witnessed during these last few months. We also understand every frustration as we continue to meet new challenges. As Husker educators, we will continue to support our students, families and each other as we serve our children now and in the future.

Be safe and be healthy,

Lafayette County C-1 Administrative Team