Salem Community Schools will use this guidance as well as feedback from Salem School Families per community survey, our Small Schools Joint Coalition and guidance from the Washington County Health Department to create our 2020 Salem School plan, according to Superintendent Jon Acton.
“Currently SCS staff are meeting in six committee areas (Pandemic Response, Mental Health and Wellness, Return to Instruction, Facilities, School Operations, Technology) to discuss plans specific to our school buildings and grounds,” Acton related in a press release this morning.
Beginning next school year, every Salem Community School student will have access to an electronic device (chromebooks) as part of our transition to Digital Convergence.
“In order to meet the needs of students and parents, we will announce details to our new Salem Online Lions (SOL) pathway within the next few weeks,” said Acton.
This will provide an alternative for on-campus face to face instruction, for those seeking an online option for students grades K-12.
“We will continue our work towards our 2020 school plan and share with our students, parents and the community when complete,” said Acton. “We will work quickly, but the magnitude of all areas to consider dictates that we will not rush this plan. The safety of our students, staff and community is our first priority.”
To take the schools online survey, click this link – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGoswdHALzyUdsLEEpa_kuBPSZfblySrawiX8_gjfToJ9T7w/viewform
According to East Washington School Corporation Superintendent Dennis Stockdale, the school has had a team that has been meeting for weeks to brainstorm and prepare.