This Week…more changes!

Hello Creeker Families,
I hope Spring Break was fantastic and that you had some down time to enjoy with your kiddos. I had an incredible adventure to the northern coast of California (Humboldt County) where I lived for many years. It was an amazing week of catching up with old friends, hiking in the ancient Redwood forests, surfing, and taking in the grandeur of the wild and scenic California coast line. I miss it already!

I wanted to send a quick, and important note for this week. Just prior to the break you all received an email from the district updating you about some big changes (more big changes) coming our way. We are so thrilled that our 4th and 5th graders will be returning full time starting April 5th and to have our community back together for the first time in over a year. Wow!

Along with this change come a few other important changes:
1) In keeping with the CDC’s new social distancing requirements, Bend La Pine schools are now moving to 3 feet of social distancing. Students will still need to maintain 6 feet of distancing at lunch, and adults will still maintain 6 feet of distancing from students.
2) There will be NO SCHOOL this Thursday and Friday, April 1 and 2 (neither virtual or in person). This will be an opportunity for us to retool some of our schedules and prepare classrooms for a full return of 4th and 5th grade.
3) We will now have school on April 14th and 15th. Originally these days were set aside for Conversations (conferences); however, since we will not be in school on April 1 and 2 these are now in person school days. Friday, April 16 is still a no school day.
4) Since we’ll be in school on April 14 and 15, Conversations will take place between now and April 16. Teachers will be reaching out with available times very soon.
5) For 4th and 5th graders that were attending the Wednesday support program (WINN), it has officially been discontinued as all 4th and 5th graders will be attending full time in person starting April 5th.

That’s the big news for this week, and hopefully for a while! Thank you for your never ending support and flexibility as we continue to navigate uncharted waters–what an incredibly wonderful group of people you all are!

See you in the drop off zone,
Andy