April 3, 2020Randolph Families,Our Randolph learning community has gone above and beyond during this uncertain time. While we cannot physically come together, our community continues to work hard and find ways to gather. Staff, students, families, and community members continue to provide support for one another in both unique and creative ways. Our community and our nation must continue to be strong to rise above these uncertain challenges. It is important that we remain positive and have hope.As we wait for additional guidance regarding the future, we continue to prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of our learning community. From the positive feedback we have received from both students and parents alike, the remote learning plans we have developed are working. We continue to have confidence in these plans, and I am grateful to our talented educators for their leadership in their classrooms.While we have done everything possible to facilitate a positive classroom environment with the assistance of technology, our remote learning environments cannot replace the experience our students receive in a traditional classroom. We miss our students and the value of learning in person. We also deeply regret that many events have been rescheduled and may need to be canceled altogether in light of this situation. I know that despite of all of these uncertainties that we will find ways to pull together. In the end, our collective response to these challenges can only help deepen the value of the Randolph experience.Our district team will continue to issue guidance and provide support for our families as it relates to remote learning. Yesterday, the Board of Education held a special meeting. Our educational team was able to expand upon the success that is happening in our classrooms during this closure, and I am grateful for the dedication of our team. A summary of this meeting as well as a district FAQ can be found on the district’s website.As we observe spring break next week and take some time away from remote instruction, I ask all families to use this time to focus on being with one another. While this is an overwhelming time, there is still so much to be thankful for. Thank you for continuing to respond to this situation with flexibility and remarkable care. Stay strong and be well.Sincerely,Jennifer Fano
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth, nose or any mucous membrane with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Use good respiratory hygiene - cough and sneeze into a tissue or elbow
- Properly dispose of used tissues
- Stay home when sick and call your healthcare provider
The district has always and will continue to follow state and federal health regulations in accordance with infection control best practices. While coronavirus is a concern that the district takes seriously, the district has been combating the disease through its efforts to minimize other infectious diseases such as influenza. These more common respiratory illnesses are currently a much higher risk to both students and staff.
In terms of prevention, practicing good hygiene is the only way to truly avoid illness. Proper handwashing is shared with students frequently and reminders are sent to students and staff as needed and in accordance with the health needs of each building. Important hygiene information is also posted throughout buildings in various places including restrooms.