Dear Boone County Families & Employees,
Last night’s decision to continue on A/B hybrid model next week means that students will follow the same A/B schedule for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, Friday. This decision was extremely difficult as we are committed to provide the best educational experience possible to our students and we are committed to the safety and health of our students and employees.
We are also committed to providing more in-person instruction to our students as in-person learning is more effective and allows us to better address their socio-emotional and mental health needs. On Thursday, October 29th, a decision will be made on the status of our school district’s instructional model for the week of November 2nd – 6th. My intention is that we will combine our A & B groups starting Monday of that week, pending a review of our school closure criteria. This means that A & B groups will be reporting together on Monday, November 2nd, Thursday, November 5th and Friday, November 6th. Tuesday, November 3rd is a Presidential Election Day and school is not in session; be sure to exercise your right to vote! Wednesday, November 4th will remain a WINSDAY for teachers to collaboratively provide “What I Need” to our students receiving virtual or in-person instruction.
As we move forward, remember that each of us must strictly implement and help our students implement the safety protocols of consistent and correct use of face masks, physical 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. We can and we must keep ourselves and our students safe at school.
Thank you for your continued 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