Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

DISTRICT SCHOOLS IN PREPARATION TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

In light of the Governor’s announcement on Tuesday, Clovis Municipal Schools is actively preparing to welcome our middle and high school students back for in-person instruction. It is critical for families and the community to understand the February 8 date is not a mandatory return date, but rather, the state has left the expanded return of students to the discretion of school districts and parents. In-person instruction is governed by stringent state expectations for school districts, which must be met in order to successfully return students to the classroom. As such, families should watch for announcements from Clovis Municipal Schools in coming days, as details are confirmed. Additionally, families who do not want their students to attend in-person classes should contact their child’s school and request placement in Cohort C.

The District also recognizes the importance of ensuring the health and safety of staff and students, as well as the need to meet state expectations and ensure ongoing success with Hybrid Learning. In an effort to balance these important elements, District leadership is currently navigating guidance materials provided by the state, and working to implement procedures to meet requirements and expectations.

Some of the revised expectations given by the state on Tuesday include:

  • Close contacts are now defined as someone who has an exposure of three (3) minutes or longer within six feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Increased surveillance testing of staff who work on site from 10% a week to 25% a week
  • Rapid Reporting timelines of 4 – 6 hours for positive case reporting and the shutdown of facilities or classrooms for a 24-hour cleaning period.

Clovis Municipal Schools asks the community for patience and understanding as they work toward a return to school for all our students with excitement and diligent care. Stay tuned for future announcements!

For more information visit clovis-school.org

 

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