Return to In-Person Learning at FirstLine Schools
Our teachers and school leaders were thrilled to welcome 998 Pre-K – 4th grade students to our school campuses on Monday, September 21st. We saw many very happy reunions, students seeing their friends and teachers, everyone smiling under their masks to greet one another.
Our faculty and staff have risen to the challenge of teaching during an active pandemic, some teaching both in person and virtually in order to meet students literally where they are. Our families were given the choice of sending their Pre-K – 4th grade students back to school in person or continuing to do distance learning for the first quarter. We will welcome our middle school students back to campuses beginning on October 26, offering a hybrid model of some in-person learning and some virtual.
All schools are following strict protocols as outlined in our Reopening Safety Guidelines and we produced these safety videos to explain our new normal. Anyone entering our school buildings must have temperatures taken and wear masks, practice social distancing, and wash hands several times each day. We have implemented special cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces throughout the day and all buildings are thoroughly cleaned each evening.
We are also committed to full transparency about COVID status in our schools for our families and staff. School directors will send weekly updates of known COVID-19 positive diagnoses (those in isolation) and exposures (those under quarantine) of their school’s students, faculty, and staff, and we will also update all staff about COVID-19 cases across our schools weekly as well, while protecting individuals’ privacy.