Railroader Return-to-School Update,
October 2, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

We have been in school for a month now. It’s almost hard to believe! Some things have gone well. Others have caused us to pause and adjust. We continue to learn, respond, adjust, and plan as we go. Nearly everything we do is different now.  Here are some updates.

New Face Cover Order
Governor Evers’ emergency order requiring face coverings has been extended through November 21st. This order is currently being challenged.

Actualización para padres en español
8 de septiembre de 2020
Scroll down to see the 
Railroaders Return-to-School Plan 
in its entirety (7/24/20)

If the order would be stayed, we will continue on with our use of face coverings in the schools in the same way that we have been since the start of the school year. Our students have done a great job adapting to this requirement and we have been successful in preventing the spread of illness in our schools. 

Low Rates of Illness
We are grateful that we have experienced very low rates of illness in our schools. We believe that the systems and processes we have in place in our schools are working to keep us healthy and safe. We are currently working on a short report that we will publish weekly to update our families and the community about how many cases and quarantines there are among members of our school population. Our goal is to keep you updated and to regularly share this information so that you know about the overall health of our school community. 

Advice for Outside of School
As we see cases of illness in our county rise, here are a few tips of how you can help your family not only avoid illness but also avoid quarantine:

  • Wash / sanitize your hands
    • When you get in your car after being in public
    • When you get home
    • When you enter a new building or room
    • Before you eat
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others

Public health officials have explained to us that keeping 6 feet of distance between us and others is the number one thing we can do to keep ourselves from getting sick. It is also the number one thing that is considered when deciding if someone needs to be quarantined. Whenever possible, please avoid physically touching someone outside of your household and keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others who don’t live in your household. These two steps can keep us healthy and out of quarantine!

Thank you for everything you are willing to do to help keep our students healthy and our school doors open! We can’t do this without you. We are grateful for the support you have shown us. 

My best,

Heidi Eliopoulos

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