Greenwood School District 50 announced today that Thursday, January 14th, will be an eLearning day for the district. Originally, this date had been set as a half day. Friday, January 15th is also an eLearning day in the district.
Superintendent Steve Glenn stated, “We have had a good start since our students returned on January 4th thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. We have continued to monitor student and staff absences since we returned from our Winter Break. As our number of absences have begun to increase among our staff, we feel it is in the best interest of our schools to eLearn on Thursday and Friday. This will provide a prolonged break for some of our students and staff to return to school healthy on Tuesday, January 19th.”
On eLearning days, students will not report to school. Teachers/Staff/Admin will have an option to report to their building on this day. eLearning assignments will be posted to Seesaw or Google Classroom for students in grades 1 -12. Students in K4 and K5 will complete paper packets of independent work. (Some 1st graders may have paper packets of independent work.)
Teachers will be available for assistance via email during office hours (9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.).
Superintendent Glenn also provided an update on COVID-19 vaccinations for District 50 employees.
“We have been in communication with Self Regional Healthcare and are working to finalize details on how the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to our employees,” Superintendent Glenn stated. “We will provide our employees with more information regarding how and when Self Regional will assist us with the vaccination process during Phase 1b.”
COVID-19 vaccinations will not be mandatory for District 50 employees. Employees may choose whether or not to get the vaccine when it is offered.