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Update to attendance policy from Superintendent Ross

Nov. 2, 2020

Dear Heatly families,

Thank you so much for making today’s practice remote learning day a success. I know there were some roadblocks, but we will continue to improve our processes to make remote learning as smooth as possible in the event there is a school closure.

As a reminder, tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is the last day families can change their student’s learning preference (in-person to remote or remote to in-person). If you would like to change your student’s preference, please call the main office by the end of the day tomorrow (Nov. 3). If your child’s learning option is remaining the same, you do not need to do anything. Note, if your child is attending remotely, their camera must be turned on for the duration of the class, unless the teacher allows them to turn their camera off.

Additionally, we are making some changes to our attendance policies. To ensure we have enough seats for our in-person students, we are no longer allowing students to tune in to class remotely on a day they are supposed to be in person. Students will be expected to attend school in person on their scheduled days. If they cannot attend, they will be marked absent. Students who are placed under a mandatory quarantine by a department of health will be allowed to tune in remotely until their quarantine has been lifted. This was not an easy decision, but is the best way to ensure that any student who would like to learn in person has a seat in our classrooms.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ross
Superintendent of Schools