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District Update - November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Dear South Lake Families,

With the intermittent warm temperatures the past few weeks, it is difficult to believe that we will soon celebrate Thanksgiving.  As we celebrate, we recognize that in this COVID-19 era there is risk not just for one, but for many.  As a result, we must be cautious to not turn a season of gratitude into one of anxiety and sorrow.  

To prevent the spread of the virus and control risk following the Thanksgiving Break, South Lake Schools is scheduling a period of fully remote instruction for all students.  This proactive period of fully remote instruction will begin November 30th and run through December 4th.

In addition to this period of fully remote instruction, the Board of Education approved a motion that our elementary and secondary students would continue remote instruction through December 18, 2020.  During this second period of remote instruction, prekindergarten and special education classes/services may continue in-person instruction.  Specific details will be sent directly to those students/classes that are included in this exception.   

Building

Fully Remote Instruction

Remote Instruction with Some In-Person Instruction

Avalon

November 30th – December 4th

December 7th – December 18th

Elmwood

November 30th – December 4th

December 7th – December 18th

Koepsell

November 30th – December 4th

December 7th – December 18th

SL Middle School

November 30th – December 4th

December 7th – December 18th

SL High School

November 30th – December 4th

December 7th – December 18th

While this will limit the spread of the virus in our schools, you can take steps to limit transmission among your own family members. We highly recommend following the CDC’s guidelines over the holiday season because practicing a few simple precautions will reduce risk to your family and others. Social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings all remain key and easy measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

As our families come together to celebrate the holiday season, let us also come together as a community to ensure each other’s safety. Encouraging family members to take personal safety steps will help keep them healthy while also improving the health of our schools and community.  These simple precautions will also help us bring all students back to in-person instruction.   

Our priority is maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all South Lake students. In the face of the pandemic, our community continues to demonstrate remarkable resilience and perseverance. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that every student in our district can achieve their ultimate potential!

Sincerely,

Theodore VonHiltmayer, Superintendent