• **July 1, 2020**
    Below you will find several links with information we hope you find useful as the work continues in providing our students, staff, families, and community a healthy and safe return to our facilities this summer.

    LPS Summer School Plan for July 2020 Attendees

    LPS Athletics / Fine Arts COVID 19 Reopening Procedures: Summer 2020 

    LPS Operating Procedures and Guidelines (through July 5, 2020)

     

    **June 26, 2020**

    LPS Families,
    We hope this message finds you enjoying some of the middle stages of summer.  As we officially conclude our first summer school session today, we wanted to provide you with a district update as we not only pivot to July summer activities, but also gear up for our re-entry into schools in August.

    Earlier this morning, Dr. Tucker recorded an update we hope you find informative.  As he shares in the update, a tremendous amount of work continues to take place that not only focuses on a safe and healthy return for our face-to-face Summer School program beginning July 8, but also on the official start of the 2020-2021 school year on August 25.  To view Dr. Tucker's video message, click here.

    As re-entry plans come into focus for the 2020-2021 school year, we want to provide you with some information we hope you find helpful.

    • In mid-July, the district will be conducting a student census.  The purpose of this census is for families to share with us their preference for the learning environment of their learner (either face-to-face or virtual) for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Please know that we are committed to accommodating those who prefer face-to-face instruction as much as possible, with the highest priority for students grades K-5.  District communication will be distributed to all of our families in a few weeks.

    • A tremendous amount of work has taken place over the course of the past several weeks by our LPS Re-entry Task Force, preparing for various scenarios and adhering to all pertinent health and safety regulations that are in place.  A document with additional details has been developed and can be accessed by clicking here.  These guidelines are expected to be updated in early July.  It is important to always share that this continues to be a fluid situation and one that changes often.  We will always follow guidance provided to us by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Clay County Public Health Center.

    • As additional face-to-face opportunities are allowed over the course of the summer and leading up to the start of the new school year in August, it will be critical that all staff and families of students self-screen each day and refrain from coming to school or activities if showing Covid-19 symptoms or if they have been exposed to a Covid-19 positive individual.  To maintain the plan of providing face-to-face opportunities, it is vital that this measure is adhered to.

    • Transportation Opt-in Requirement for all LPS Bus Riders
      As LPS prepares for traditional face-to-face classroom learning this fall, safely transporting our students to and from school will likely look different as we operate under requirements set forth by the Clay County Public Health Center and district health and safety policies.  Operating under new requirements referenced above will make it critical that we receive a completed Opt-In Form for all LPS students who will need to rely on bus transportation during the 2020-2021 school year.  This opt-in form only takes a few minutes to complete and can be accessed by clicking here.  Please know that if your child(ren) does not have a completed opt-in form, they will not be routed for a school bus in the 2020-2021 school year.  Depending on the demand, LPS may deem it necessary to extend the Parent Responsibility Zone beyond the current one-mile minimum of student(s) residence from school.  At this time, LPS asks families (who are able to do so) to consider personally transporting your child to and from school until restrictions are relaxed.  Later this summer, our transportation department will be providing additional health and safety protocols for students and families to ensure a safe and healthy experience while riding the school bus.

    We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we continue to navigate through this unique time.  As a reminder, expect the student census to be emailed to you in mid-July.  In the meantime, we hope you and your family are able to enjoy the remainder of your summer, and we look forward to reconnecting soon!

    Office of Communications
    Liberty Public Schools