Back to school is right around the corner for our Fox Cities area students and our school districts are doing their best to create safe and healthy learning environments in response to the pandemic. Responding to COVID-19 in schools is a monumental undertaking.
Educators have been busy this summer looking at ways to change operations such as ventilation, cleaning, modified building layouts and communal spaces, entrances and exits, visitors, staffing, communication, and transportation. They have erected physical barriers, floor adhesives for physical distancing, safety signage, sanitation stations, isolation rooms, removed furniture, and ordered masks for staff and students.
In addition to these operational issues, our schools have reviewed capacity and staffing issues, the needs of high-risk students and students with disabilities, the social and emotional health of students, extra-curricular activities and after school programs, lunch and recess safety, transitioning to blended instruction (face-to-face and on-line), uploading curriculum into learning management systems like Seesaw and Canvas, training on these new learning systems, and researching best practices.
The pandemic has created a force of educators and administrators who are determined to deliver the highest quality education to our regional students under extremely unique and difficult circumstances. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce applauds their efforts and ingenuity during this challenging time. Please practice kindness and appreciation for our educators and each other. We are stronger together!
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