COVID-19 Update 3/13/2020

Firebird Families,

Today the state hosted several webinars with government and health officials. The message shared with superintendents and charter school leaders is “DO NOT PREEMPTIVELY CLOSE SCHOOLS.” This means that we will continue to have school until they tell us not to. According to state health officials, closing schools is not an effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As you know, this is a rapidly evolving situation and I will continue to update you as I receive information. We will continue to make plans and preparations for supplemental learning options in the event that we are told to close. Our school will NOT make a decision to close without the recommendations of the local health department, state department and the CDC.

As of right now, if you decide to keep your student out of school as a precaution, your student is still responsible for the learning that is occurring in their absence just like they would in any other absence situation. Learning will continue as normal as long as possible.
Many events and athletic games have been canceled which is affecting families’ ability to acquire volunteer hours. We will reevaluate the required number of volunteer hours as we get closer to the end of the year. Please do not let this be a worry for your family at this time.

Our school will continue to take extra precautions to reduce the spread of germs. Please keep students at home if they are sick. We ask that you notify the school immediately if anyone in your household is diagnosed with COVID-19.
Again, this situation appears to change by the minute. I will continue to share information as I receive it.

Sincerely,
Amy Hobgood