November 16, 2020
Re: K-5 Going to Remote Learning Nov. 17-24th
Dear Ennis K-5 Families,
Due to a significant increase of student/staff sickness and quarantines in the last week and over the weekend, the difficult decision has been made to transition all students in grades K-5 to remote learning beginning on Tuesday, November 17th. The remote learning period will run through the Thanksgiving break and in-person instruction will resume on Monday, November 30th. This decision does not come lightly and was very difficult. We understand the challenges many families will face due to this transition, but we are asking for your understanding, patience, and cooperation. With the timing of the transition and Thanksgiving break, students will learn remotely a total of six instructional days.
On Friday, November 13th, the Board of Trustees convened at an emergency board meeting making the decision to transition to remote learning for grades 6-12 through Thanksgiving break due to the impact Covid-19 has had on staffing. It was decided at this meeting to keep K-5 students in-person and permit the administration to make the decision to transition to remote learning if staffing impacts continued. Unfortunately, staffing impacts have exceeded what was previously anticipated, facing us with the tough decision to transition to remote learning at this time.
We are hopeful that this remote learning period will allow current infection rates and quarantines in our community to subside and allow us to return to school on November 30th and push through the final three weeks before Winter Break. We are asking that everyone work together as a district and community by doing everything we can to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Your child’s teacher will be in communication with you and/or your student on instructional expectations until we come back to on-site learning November 30th.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Ennis Schools Superintendent