November 17, 2020
Dear Lakewood Schools families,
Thank you again for your patience and hard work in this incredibly challenging school year. The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the area, state and country has posed yet another challenge, but I am proud of how our school community continues to persevere.
After much evaluation, we have decided to delay indefinitely our expansion of the Maximize In-Person Learning model scheduled for December 1. Due to increased staff member quarantines and the increasing substitute shortage, we will NOT move forward with the 4 day model as planned. At this time we are planning to continue in the 2-day in-person hybrid model after Thanksgiving break.
These decisions are difficult because of the changing conditions of this unprecedented time. We are committed to making the best decisions based on what we know at this given point in time. At this time it is best to focus on our 2-day model as well as keeping our students and staff members as safe as possible.
I reiterate the importance for our entire Lakewood Schools community to exercise safety and care in this time of increased risk. As we approach this holiday season, please remember to wash hands frequently, practice social distancing, and wear a mask when around others. These small steps will go a long way in keeping everyone safe and healthy.
Dr. Mark Gleichauf
Lakewood Local Schools