Our district is open today, Thursday, November 15.
Due to the air quality, we are continuing to limit student activities to reduce outdoor exposure and limit physical exertion. Principals have been directed to keep students inside for recess, lunch, PE, and after school programs. All outdoor athletic practices and events are cancelled until the air quality improves.
Our goal is to limit our students’ exposure to the outdoors while keeping them in school and keeping up with schoolwork, while following normal routines as much as possible. Heating and cooling systems have been adjusted to recycle inside air and not draw any air from the outside. The system will circulate the heated air around the building and through the filters in the system while filtering out much of the particulate matter in the air.
Families/parents are encouraged to keep their children at home if they feel it is best for them to do so. If students need to stay home today for health-related reasons due to the air quality, parents/guardians should call to notify the school of the decision, and absences will be excused for illness. If students are absent for more than three consecutive days, a medical note may be requested for our records, as per state attendance requirements.
We will evaluate whether to continue to keep schools open on Friday, November 16 and will notify families and staff of the decision before the end of the Thursday workday, via email and an automated phone message.