Update from Dr. DiLeo 06152020

Update from Dr. DiLeo 06152020
Posted on 06/15/2020

Good day Ware learning community.  As this is the last day of the 2019/20 school year, I want to congratulate everyone for their efforts and patience during this closure and time of remote learning.  I want to thank everyone - teachers, students, parents, staff, food service workers, administration and directors in getting us through this unique time.  We have preserved the last 13 weeks of remote learning and will return stronger in the fall if the state allows.


With this being the last day of school, reports cards are now available through iParent.  If you need a hard copy, please call your child’s school to request one.


Last week the Commissioner of Education Jeff Riley informed superintendents that unless there is a major spike of COVID-19 schools can expect to re-open in the fall.  Many things will need to be put in place if we plan to return to school during a pandemic.  Making sure we implement safety measures is imperative.  Some of those measures will include limit class size, wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, no sharing of items along with several new practices needed to be incorporated as we navigate this “new normal”.  Schools will most certainly look different next year.


In order to capture everyone’s input, I have put a survey on the district website regarding Technology & Remote Learning, Safety & Wellness, and Re-Opening of Schools.  I encourage everyone to share their thoughts with us as we work to build a plan for the next school year and what that might look like.  Presently, the district is building a re-opening plan that we will share with you once we have all the pertinent information needed to comply with all required safety measures.


I know that all the uncertainties are stressful and I appreciate your patience and support as we work to provide the safest environment for students in hopes of returning to school in the fall.  Please be mindful that we are still battling a pandemic so practicing social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands often are necessary in battling this disease.


I wish everyone a healthy and happy summer and will keep you informed throughout as we work to transition to this new normal.  Until my next communication, stay well and have a good day!