Good evening students, staff, families and community,
I am pleased to be bringing you this week’s message with the ability to announce we are moving to Phase II of our phase-in plan. A small number of students will be returning to the school buildings beginning Monday. Those families who have students returning have been contacted by the district. As we progress through this process and refine our procedures to welcome additional students and grade levels back we will be communicating with you. As we return students to the building we continue to update our website with new information. Please visit our website’s 2020-2021 School Year section for the most up to date information about what is happening in Blaine School District.
It is my hope that we will begin to move forward incrementally over time. We ask that everyone in our communities do their part in staying safe by wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and washing their hands.
As I mentioned last week, we continue to monitor the guidance around the return of high school athletic activities. There have been a few meetings this week around the state and guidance continues to evolve. We are committed to monitoring this and reviewing it as it comes our way to make the most informed decision around the safest time and manner in which to return to athletics.
Our faculty and staff have been working hard to deliver a high-quality product to your students, and many wonderful things are happening in our digital learning environment. We hope you agree that it is improved from the Spring. We continue to work hard every day to improve and will continue to do so. If you have questions or concerns I encourage you to reach out to your student’s teacher, as they have the best information about what is occurring in the classroom.
We are excited to see students on our campuses this week and appreciate all the time and effort families are putting in to supporting their students. We are here to help you in and want to maintain positive relationships with our families. We are in this together and our collaborative efforts are showing in the work we do with students. Thank you.
It is a great night to be a Borderite, and, as always, a great night to be your Superintendent.
Dr. Christopher Granger, Superintendent
Every Student. Every Day. In a New Way!