Posted Date: 12/31/2020
Pleasant Ridge Friends and Community,
I want to take a moment this afternoon to set the stage for our return to school on January 4, 2021. No, the break is not over for our students, but I want to allow for some planning on behalf of our families. Please see below several important messages to start our post-holiday school term smoothly.
Finally, I would like to remind our school community how much we need your help. It is a district priority to try and keep students attending in person. However, should the number of active COVID-19 cases and quarantines within our schools dictate a change, we will not hesitate to change learning models. PLEASE, if your student is not feeling well, keep them home. If someone in your home has a COVID test pending (due to not feeling well), keep your student/s home pending the results of that test. It is much more manageable for our students and staff to have a small number of students to catch up upon their return than for us to move to a remote learning model. Our experience has taught us that students learn better when they are at school and with their teachers. Please help us to minimize the effects of COVID-19 in our school community. We ALL want a little more normal, but the time has not yet come for us to loosen our procedures.
I am very proud of the work and dedication of our students, families, and staff over the past five months. Please join us as we move into 2021 and a fantastic year for our Pleasant Ridge schools!