Return to Headlines

Message from the Superintendent - October 30

Dear Christina Families,

It was a pleasure to see so many of you join our recent zoom meeting for the “Reopening Information Night.” As always, we are grateful for your feedback during this critical time.

Our teachers, support staff, principals, and district leadership have been focused on preparing for a safe return. From the district and school campuses, transportation to nutrition, efforts to implement new protocols and procedures have been ongoing. Here are a few updates.

Virtual Academy:

As of today, October 29, 2020, at 11:00AM, all Virtual Academy enrollment is complete.  Students in the Virtual Academy, both at the Elementary (grades K-5) and Secondary (grades 6-12) will remain in the Academy for the duration of the school year.  Elementary and Middle School students who have enrolled in the Virtual Academy will begin with their new virtual classroom and or schedule on Thursday, November 5th.  High School students will start on November 16th.  Please contact your child’s principal if you have not received information regarding the Virtual Academy.    

 

Hybrid Learning

As of today, October 29, 2020, at 11:00AM, all Hybrid Learning Cohorts are complete.  Students in Hybrid Cohort A will attend in person learning on Monday’s and Tuesday’s.   Students in Cohort B will attend in person learning on Thursday’s and Friday’s.  Due to the required Health and Safety protocols, we cannot accommodate changes to your child’s cohort.  These cohorts have been developed with social distancing requirements both in the classroom and on the school bus. However, we will work with families to adjust cohorts that involve siblings residing in the same home. You can contact your child’s principal to make a written request for a change in cohort.  If you determine that the Hybrid model is not the best option for your child(ren), you can request to enroll in the Virtual Academy by joining the wait list. The wait list can be found here.  The next potential opportunity for families and students to move into the Virtual Academy will be at the start of the third marking period, January 25, 2021.   

For your convenience and additional information, below you will find the links to our Presentation, Questions and Answers and Start Dates at Glance.

 

Our schools are working diligently to help our community slow the spread of the virus while keeping all of our staff members safe. CSD staff and students are and will be consistently reminded to always practice good health habits such as frequently washing hands, wearing face masks, and physically distancing. Additionally, students and staff are consistently reminded you MUST stay home when feeling ill or being exposed to someone with a positive test for COVID-19. 

We know these practices are essential to the process of reducing the risk of transmitting the virus and we recognize slowing the spread is a partnership with our families; and we thank you for doing your part to help keep our schools and communities safe. For more information, visit www.christinak12.org. Please email us at info@christina.k12.de.us if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,


Dr. Dan Shelton, Superintendent
Christina School District