Superintendent's Message 7/7/20

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Dear Lawrence Families,

On June 19, 2020, I asked for your help. I requested that you complete a Remote Learning Survey so we could hear about your experience the past few months. I appreciate the feedback we received from the 723 people who responded.

The results of the survey are pie charts and a spreadsheet. The pie charts give some feedback learned and the spreadsheet enables you to see answers to the open-ended questions. This is important feedback that will help shape our moving forward.

As you may have heard, Governor Murphy released guidelines on June 26th for schools to reopen in September. I’ve mentioned previously that we have been working on various scenarios for reopening for the past few weeks. The recently released guidelines will partially help us finalize our plans

What also will greatly shape our final plan is additional feedback from you. Later this week, we will share another inquiry, a more comprehensive questionnaire, that will help us define how we return in September. It’s crucial that we have your feedback and intentions. The results of this questionnaire will help us to understand your comfort level with your child(ren) returning to school, your willingness to transport your own child(ren) to school (as needed), and to note your preferences regarding various return to school scenarios. Your input is critical to this process as it will guide our decision making. I urge you to please respond.

As always, the main consideration in our decision making remains: does this keep our students and staff safe? Please watch for the inquiry that will come out later this week. Once we complete our deliberations and consider the most up-to-date information from state and local government agencies, including our Lawrence Health Department, we will share our finalized plan and offer another opportunity for input.

With gratitude,