We are at the last stretch of our 2020-2021 journey. There is great pride and relief to know that we are about to complete a pandemic-ridden year in which we were able to serve students through in-person and virtual learning the entire school year! The only full virtual learning we had was on our AMI days due to inclement weather. It’s truly amazing to see the great work our staff and students have accomplished. Thank you to all for staying united together, playing your essential role, and staying strong through all the challenges the pandemic brought. As we finish out this historic year, here are a few things we would like for you to know.
Our last day of school is this Friday, May 28th. It is an early release day for K-8 and a half day of finals for the high schools. Our graduation date is June 5th for both SCHS and SCW. If you have a graduating senior, please stay tuned to all graduation announcements and directives from your specific high school. We look forward to celebrating our graduating class of 2021 on June 5th.
We are busy planning for our upcoming, in-person summer school program. If your child is signed up to attend, please know that we will have the same safety protocols in place as we do now. This means students and staff will be wearing masks, using self/check assessments regularly, social distancing, and following quarantining protocols for the duration of summer school. If your child is attending a camp at one of the high schools, please follow the protocols given to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.
We have NOT made a decision about wearing masks and COVID protocols for next year. We will be collaborating with the St. Charles County Department of Health, reviewing COVID data, and discussing things as a district leadership team over the summer months to make sure we're making the safest decisions for all. We hope things continue to progress in a positive direction and that we'll be able to lift the mask mandate, but time and conditions will tell. As we always do, we will keep you updated and communicate accordingly at the appropriate time. Thank you for your continued dedication and trust as we move forward together.
As COVID vaccinations start to be approved for children, we wanted to provide you with a list of resources so that you could find available vaccination sites for your child, if interested. COVID vaccinations are NOT mandatory and the District won’t be facilitating any vaccines at this time. However, here is the link that will take you to the list of vaccination sites on our website. We always want to be a helpful resource for you.
We are almost to the finish line, let’s finish strong! Thank you again for your continued dedication and support to your child’s education and to SCSD. We have all been essential in making this year the best it could be. Challenges show what people and organizations are truly about, and we have clearly shown that we are SCSD UNITED! We are a community that sticks together and can get through anything for the betterment of our kids. We wish you all a very safe and restful summer, and look forward to continuing our proud tradition of excellence next school year.
Dr. Jason Sefrit
Superintendent of Schools