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School Update 3/23/2020

 

Dear Legacy Parents,

What a week it has been. We have survived an earthquake and our first week of “soft closure” due to the coronavirus. I imagine many of you are watching the news for updates and guidance as these unusual events unfold. I also imagine your children are receiving messages from their teachers and from their respective campuses.

Last week the Utah State Board of Education approved these waivers in response to COVID-19

Of interest to parents and students:

  • Suspension of the 180 school-day and 990-hour requirement:
    • This means that students will not need to make up the two school prep days last week on Monday and Tuesday. It also means that brick-and-mortar schools are not required to be session for 990 hour, thus accommodating distance/online learning instead.
  • Suspension of the requirement to administer a third reading benchmark test between April and June 15th.
  • Suspension of other statewide assessments for this year.
    • This means no end-of-level RISE or ASPIRE testing.

Of interest to school boards and school community councils, some key deadlines have been pushed back 2 months:

  • April 1st deadline to approve the School LAND Trust report.
  • April 30th deadline to designate a school Emergency Preparedness/Emergency Response Week.

Additional Legacy school-level precautions include:

  • Chromebook issues:
    • Important: If your child is using a school device, the device is not on the school network. Please make sure that you have appropriate online protection in place for your students during this soft lockdown. If you are unsure what is available in the form of filters from your internet provider, please contact them and ask.
    • If you have other Chromebook issues, contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
  • In harmony with updated State guidelines issued last week, we are discouraging small gathering at school and asking employees over 60 years of age to stay away.
  • Both campuses are undergoing extensive deep cleaning and sanitizing in anticipation of students’ return.
  • Both campuses will undergo a formal post-earthquake seismic inspection by a structural engineer.
  • Teachers will continue to take roll, keep in frequent contact with their students, and provide meaningful distance and digital learning.

We have received no word from the State regarding when school will open again.

We encourage everyone to be creative, innovative and experimental – and most of all, patient with one another as we adjust to these unfamiliar circumstances.

Expect updates from time-to-time from teachers and school administrators as conditions change. 

Sincerely,

LPA Administration