Road to Return: DCSD 2020-2021


Post-Thanksgiving
Remote Learning Plan


November 19, 2020

Dear Douglas County School District Community,

As we approach Thanksgiving Break, I want to let you know how incredibly thankful I am for your support and patience as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been one of the most challenging school years the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has ever faced. The perseverance and dedication of our families, students and staff has made me even more grateful to serve as your Interim Superintendent.

As you know, last week, we announced that DCSD will be transitioning all in-person and hybrid learning students to full remote learning beginning Monday, November 30 (after Thanksgiving Break). Since we made that announcement, Douglas County has moved from Level Yellow to Level Orange on the state’s COVID-19 dial. As of this Friday, due to the continuing increase in COVID-19 cases in our community, Douglas County will be moved to Level Red: Severe Risk. In addition, due to a high number of quarantines of students and staff members, many DCSD schools have already had to move to remote learning. While difficult and heartbreaking, we do believe that this move to remote learning is the right decision for our students and staff members.

We have added a remote learning page to our website which will provide you with information regarding what to expect during this remote learning period. We will continue to add information to this page, including answers to frequently asked questions, so please check back often.

We will be considering a variety of possible plans for returning students to school following winter break. We hope we can count on you to provide input into scenarios for return. More information will be coming in December.

Thank you for all that you do. I hope you are able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and take some time to unplug and care for yourself and your family.

Sincerely,

Corey Wise
Interim Superintendent
Douglas County School District

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