Superintendent's Message to the Community 3-22-2021

Superintendent's Message to the Community 3-22-2021 

Today is a distance learning day, and we were informed that some parents were not aware of today’s schedule change.  We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that our calendars are posted online, monthly updates are emailed home, information is pushed out to our app, and information is posted on our website and Facebook pages.  If you did not receive communication about today’s schedule, please reach out to your child’s school to make sure your contact information is correct.  You can also email communications@dnusd.org and give us feedback on how we can communicate with you more effectively.   

We also want to remind everyone that the next date for Parent-Teacher conferences for TK-8 students is April 2.  Teachers have been and will be reaching out to families of students who are struggling the most.  If, though, you have not been contacted to schedule a conference and you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher.  Please see the schedule attached to this post for more information. Schedule - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rAYOoUjj3SO7DDKUSmlSGYngzAlaTyjI/view?usp=sharing

You may also be aware that over the past few weeks, the number of students and staff combined testing positive for COVID has increased from just a few or even none in any given week to 11 currently.  Remember, while we don’t want to minimize the effect COVID can have on any individual or family, this number represents only ¼ of 1% of all students and staff within the district.  As of today, none of the cases involving students are linked to transmission at schools, but increased cases can lead to class closure, athletics closure, or other negative outcomes for our students.  So, remember hands face space, and home.  Wash or sanitize your hands, wear your mask when necessary, physically distance, and keep your child home if they or you have COVID-like symptoms.  Also, if you are waiting for the results of a COVID test due to having symptoms, please keep your child home.

Finally, spring break is April 5th-9th, there will be no school that week, and students will be back in class on Monday, April 12th.  Speaking of April 12, if your child is currently in 100% distance learning and you are interested in making the switch back to in-person blended learning as of April 12, please reach out to your child’s school as soon as you’re able to begin the process.

 
If you have any questions or concerns please email communications@dnusd.org