Letter to Our Families - January 19th

Letter to Our Families - January 19th
Posted on 01/19/2021
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January 19, 2021

Dear Constellation Schools Families,

We are certain that you are aware that communication from the Governor has pushed for students to return to classrooms by March 1, 2021. More recent communication from the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Health has required a signed commitment to return to in-person or hybrid learning by March 1, 2021 in order for adult school staff to be prioritized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. These situations have caused some of our parents to reach out expressing concern over a possible quick decision to return students and staff to our buildings with little planning. Please be assured that thorough planning and decision making has been a priority for our organization in all instances and certainly took on expanded efforts when we faced the closure of all schools nearly a year ago under the Governor’s order.

The frequent change of events complicates our planning but our work has always focused on the day when we could begin taking measures to slowly and safely have students and staff return to our buildings. While some families have communicated a significant desire to have this happen, many others have expressed concern and are content to have their child/children continue with remote learning in the months ahead. The position of each family is personal and may change depending on current circumstances.

The surveys that we periodically send help us determine the needs of our families and also further support our planning. While you may receive one in the weeks ahead we will not be making any change in our education delivery and will remain with remote learning as we enter the third quarter on January 25, 2021. We will continue to plan our course cautiously and when we determine that our buildings will re-open we will begin slowly and also provide remote learning for those families who identify this as their desired learning environment for their child/children.

As previously shared we will communicate any changes and timelines as they are finalized but cannot commit to a specific date at this time under these extraordinary circumstances.

We appreciate your concern and support as we move forward.

Sincerely,

Rebecca L. Keeney
Executive Director
Constellation Schools LLC


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CS Letter to Families 1.19.2021