Last night we learned that a GDS employee tested positive for COVID-19. There is no evidence that the individual was infected at school or that there was transmission within our community.
This message includes important notes about High School students' return to school.
Last night, our Board of Trustees met and provided their full support for this plan. Today, we can share our hope to begin in-person instruction for High School students on Thursday, November 19.
I write today to share information about: upcoming school breaks, an update on High School programming, and an ask for your continued commitment to keeping all within our community safe.
We have begun our baseline COVID-19 testing program for Middle School students prior to their return to in-person learning.
COVID-19 testing for 2nd–4th graders will take place on Monday, November 2.
Our goal is to bring back high school students for in-person instruction after winter break.
COVID-19 testing for PK–1st grade will take place on Monday, October 26.
Today I write to provide an update regarding a return to campus.
We have been assiduously preparing for what a safe, in-person experience will look like, and we have many details to share with you so that you can support your children in their preparation for on-campus learning in this extremely different environment.
It is imperative for the health and safety of our entire community that families carefully read and follow all protocols named in the Community Commitments and the Logistics for On-Campus Outdoor HS Programming.
On-campus, outside gatherings will start on September 29.
During this time, GDS is offering On-Campus Supervised Distance Learning Support for GDS families who are unable to pick up or drop off their students during the on-campus meeting times.
GDS's conditioning and skill program will start on the first day of school, September 8.
GDS will not offer in-person standardized testing to students this fall while GDS is in the Virtual Campus space.
For the 2020-21 school year, PK–3rd grade students will each receive an iPad to support GDS's Virtual Campus.
GDS will begin the school year engaging in GDS’s Virtual Campus (academic distance learning).