July 22, 2021
Dear Plain Local Community,
I hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer and that you are taking some time to truly reset and recharge before the new school year starts. As I am sure you are aware there is a lot of information being circulated about the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. It is my hope to alleviate some of your concerns as we gear up to start a new school year.
As we have all along we will continue to follow state and local mandates. As it stands right now on July 22, 2021, masks will be voluntary for students and staff. Please keep in mind that as always, district decisions are subject to change. The district will continue to evaluate the situation and work with local health departments.
Our goal is to have all students in school in person for the 2021-2022 school year, we know this is the safest place for students and we are confident that in-person education is crucial for the well-being of the whole student. During the 2020-2021 school year we saw less than 4% of Plain Local students contract COVID-19. I understand that parents have a decision to make regarding how they want their child educated and we expect a decision on online learning options for the 2021-2022 school year to be announced in the next week. Online learning will require specific guidelines that will need to be followed to enroll. More information regarding the guidelines for enrollment will be available next Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Important information including teacher assignments, bus routes, open house dates, and more will be emailed to parents in August. Please keep an eye on our website as we will be updating frequently asking questions to help keep you informed as we get closer to a new school year beginning.
You asked, and we listened! New this year we will be utilizing the My Stop app allowing parents to track their students’ bus location and arrival times, as well as receive notifications on delays, breakdowns, and other pertinent information. More information on how to sign up will be included in your welcome email in August.
Thank you for your continued support, there is one thing I know, if we continue to work together we can get through anything. If you need anything at all this summer do not hesitate to reach out to us at Central Office at 330-492-3500.
Please note: All guidelines are subject to change and will be reviewed continuously to ensure cooperation with State and Local Health Department mandates and recommendations. Questions? Contact us at 330-492-3500.