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Restart WYCO Planning for Schools

Dear Piper Families,
 
Since the abrupt closure of schools in March due to the onset of COVID-19, schools and school districts in Wyandotte County have met the challenges of the health pandemic head-on. We collectively transitioned to online learning activities to meet the varying educational needs of our students and their families to close out the school year.
 
We understand that a lot of uncertainty remains as we prepare to reopen doors for the 2020-2021 school year, but with your continued support, there are no challenges that we cannot overcome together as a community. We are working collaboratively in the best interest of our students to develop a comprehensive framework for reopening schools with guidance from the Kansas State Board of Education and our local health department.
 
Decisions regarding re-opening school will be made according to the phase Wyandotte County is in at the time as indicated by state and local health officials. We are currently in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. We are aware that parents wish to begin making plans for the start of school, however, please understand this is a very fluid situation and some details may change prior to school in August. We are working in collaboration with the other Wyandotte County School Districts to plan for a safe reopening of schools. As school leaders in Wyandotte County, we will ensure that our plans are tied closely to our local public health framework.To find a copy of the Restart WYCO Phased approach to reopening schools given the information currently available to us, click the link below.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13jFnWZoOIPA7610x5_kBouU1IW-nwsC1/view?usp=sharing
 
Thank you for your flexibility and support of our district’s commitment and resolve to reopening schools in a safe and responsive environment that promotes academic excellence.
 
To that end, as we are preparing for a variety of options as it relates to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Visit https://forms.gle/LKZjuuHYWuvhZ8HNA to complete a brief survey about your student’s access to internet at home.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Jessica Dain
Superintendent