The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued guidance
that "strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school" and that "schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being." In a follow-up statement
, they shared an essential nuance: “returning to school is important for the healthy development and well-being of children, but we must pursue re-opening in a way that is safe for all students, teachers, and staff. Science should drive decision-making on safely reopening schools. Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics.”
There is nothing we desire more than to reconvene our community for full-time, in-person teaching, learning, and community
. This decision requires alignment with local public health data that supports our ability to do so thoughtfully and with a clear commitment to risk mitigation.
All details shared below are subject to change based on evolving public health data and state directives.
Within the Full-Time, In-Person Teaching, Learning, and Community
model, we will adhere to our four common goals in the following ways: