Dear Boone County Families & Employees,
The teachers, administrators, and staff of our school district are doing great work during very difficult and challenging times. I am very proud of each one, as they are all working to better serve our students and to improve students' experience in the A/B hybrid model. Overall, students and staff both continue to do a good job of wearing masks and staying physically distanced. Parents, thank you and keep up the good work on conducting health checks for your children each morning.
As a school district, we are working to plan ahead and determine how we can safely provide more in-person instruction to our students. We are also concerned about the mental health and wellbeing of our students, employees, and parents, in addition to their physical safety during this pandemic. A special school board meeting was held last night to listen and gather feedback from our employees and community on how and when a transition to more in-person instruction is feasible. Please be assured that any changes to how our schools provide instruction would always be contingent on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.
Let me re-emphasize that our schools' ability to implement the mitigation and safety protocols below is significant in determining our level of providing in-person instruction.
- Consistent and correct use of face masks
- Physically distancing to the largest extent possible
- Hand washing and covering any coughs or sneezes
- Cleaning and disinfection of common surfaces
- Contact tracing with school and local health officials
To keep our students and employees safe and our schools open, and ultimately providing more in-person instruction, we need help from everyone in our community. Our daily new cases per 1 00k has risen to 10.8 in Boone County and the overall case numbers in Kentucky have risen and outpaced the United States as a whole. Please refer to our district's COVID-19 dashboard on our website for more information.
I urge everyone to follow the public safety guidance on masking and social distancing in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please be very careful during this upcoming long October weekend as the larger spikes in our local COVID-19 cases occurred right after the holiday weekends of Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.
Thank you for your support of the Boone County School District, our schools, our students, and our teachers and staff. As always, take care of yourself, your family, and your community.
Matthew L. Turner
Superintendent of Schools