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TIMING OF RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION

Blue Ridge Families:

On February 22, 2021, all Blue Ridge Schools, grades Pre-K-12 return to in-person learning, Monday through Friday, according to our regularly established start and end times at each school.

Please note, students choosing to participate on-campus must adhere to all protocols and procedures designed to slow the spread of the virus, including proper mask-wearing while on any school facility. Students unwilling to comply cannot participate in on-campus learning and must remain online.   

All staff members must also wear appropriate face-coverings while on campus and are strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine.

By the third week of February, all staff will have had the opportunity to receive both shots with time sufficient for the vaccination to be effective.  

Further, while we follow all cleaning and disinfecting protocols, despite our best effort, however, physical distancing (recommended by the CDC) in many instances is impossible because of the number of students in some classes and or the size of learning spaces (reinforcing the importance of mask-wearing).

Please note that families wishing to remain online are provided access to distance learning for the 2020-21 School Year duration.

Despite apparent challenges and constraints related to face-to-face instruction and potential exposure to the virus, our schools are committed to doing their part to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. Thank you for your consideration and continued patience.  

 

Respectfully,

 

Mike Wright