Posted Date: 11/19/2020
Good Afternoon, Easton Families!
On Wednesday evening, November 18, the Easton Board of Education convened a Special Meeting to review updated gating information released by the Leavenworth County Health Department on Monday, November 16. It is clear that Leavenworth County, like many other areas, is experiencing a sharp increase in the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases and direct contacts. The Easton Board also reviewed the number of positive cases and quarantines within our district. As you can see from our in-district numbers, the safety measures we have implemented since the beginning of school are having a positive impact on keeping both our students & staff safe & healthy.
Based on the data, the Easton Board of Education voted to continue, as scheduled, all In-person learning and activities. There will be no change for students enrolled in In-Person or Rigorous Remote learning models at this time. The district will continue to support any quarantine orders as directed by the Leavenworth County Health Department, and directly contact any individual that has been deemed a close contact of a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive case.
If district families are interested in changing their child’s (children’s) learning model for the second semester (example: change from Rigorous Remote to In-Person learning), please contact your building principal. Our goal is for families to function in the learning model that best suits their needs and supports maximum student learning.
USD 449 has been blessed with the gift of time. Our students have successfully remained in our In-person learning model since the beginning of school in early September. Our Board of Education, staff, and students want to remain, safely, on that track. Certainly, we need your help! Please work with us in minimizing close contacts with large groups of people where you or your student may be exposed to the virus and wear masks when appropriate.
We want our students healthy and in school, but also recognize that an increase in COVID-19 cases could drive us to some other learning model. Please, as we continue to post district numbers, be aware that Pleasant Ridge students and families should be prepared to make changes as required.