Important Community Letter Regarding School Reopening

Hello Oakman Community,

By now many of you have heard that our community has met the health criteria set by our Board of Education and we can start our plan to bring students back to in-person learning through a phased in approach. Please see the timeline below that shows when your child’s grade level will be coming back.   

We have worked very hard to develop a plan that will allow us to safely resume a hybrid model of face to face learning. When we start to bring students back, you will notice that we have added signage and other safety measures to our school, stockpiled PPE’s, and enhanced cleaning procedures.  Also, by the time students start coming back for instruction, all staff members who have chosen to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will have had the opportunity to get at least their first dose.  

The District plan is a phased in approach that will allow us to work through the process slowly and cautiously to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  Of course, each school will face their own unique challenges and we will be working with our staff, students, and parents to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible.  

Moving to this next phase is exciting news and we look forward to seeing your children in our classrooms.  We also know that for some it may bring about uneasy feelings or even concern.  Please know that all of us here at Oakman are working to create the very best learning experience for your child while maintaining the safety of all students and staff. 

Be safe and continue to Mask UP! 

Principal

Mahmoud AbuRus 

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General Overview of the Safe Return To School Plan

Our plan will start with face-to-face learning labs on Thursday February 18 through Friday February 26. All students will be attending class through Zoom sessions in the morning. Selected students will attend learning labs. Stay tuned for more information from your students’ teacher.  

The second week after learning labs start, schools will start reopening to all students for blended learning.  With blended learning, students will be in school two days a week – either Monday and Thursday (group A) or Tuesday and Friday (group B) – and will work from home the other days.  Wednesdays will be live online classes for all students.  

The reopening schedule will go as follows:

Please note change of start and end times beginning March 1st

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria by grade levels

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