June 23, 2020
Dear Creston Community,
I would like to thank everyone for the feedback we received from the survey sent out last week. We have carefully reviewed your responses and have taken all of that information into consideration. The number one concern was for us to have a plan ready for the students when they return in August. I agree with you and that is my main focus as well.
Please know that we have been working very hard and we believe that we have three very solid plans for how we might return to school this fall. There is new information and guidance being released on a daily basis from the state, as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We hope to have a specific plan available to all parents by the end of July so that everyone has time to plan accordingly. I know all of you are feeling the stress, dealing with the constant news, and I appreciate your efforts and diligence. We have all heard it a dozen times but this is absolutely uncharted territory.
As we look through the surveys it is very evident that we have many viewpoints on how the return should look. I have come to accept that no matter what the plan is, there will be unrest and there is no possible way we can keep everyone happy. However, please rest assured that whatever the plan might look like, the main focus will be for the safety of the staff and students as they return to school.
I respect your decision on how to best keep your child safe. I am respectfully asking you to work with us as we move forward and make decisions based on what we feel is the safest choice for all students and staff.
Please do not hesitate to call me at any time if you have any questions. I am always a phone call or a text away. Thank you for working together as we move forward in these most unusual times. We are all in this together, truly.