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Learning Mode Weeks of September 21-October 2
Learning Mode Weeks of September 21-October 2
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Gating Criteria Decision for Learning Mode Weeks of September 21-October 2

After input from the Gating Criteria Committee earlier this afternoon, Derby Public Schools will be continuing in-person for grades Early Childhood-12 for the weeks of September 21-October 2. Additionally, the district will no longer be doing temperature checks upon arrival for students starting September 21. Staff will continue to do temperature checks. We encourage families to do this at home and continue to monitor symptoms prior to coming to school. If you have questions on when a student/staff should come to school or work, please reference these health resources HERE.

As a reminder regarding Gating Criteria: At the August 24, 2020 Board meeting Gating Criteria Considerations, Based on COVID-19 Community Transmission was approved. Derby Public Schools reviewed gating criteria recommendations from the Sedgwick County Health Department, Kansas State Department of Education’s Navigating Change and Kansas National Educators Association, and worked with local health professionals to develop criteria for the district. The Gating Criteria Committee is utilizing this document on a regular basis for the district learning and operational mode. As shared previously (district updates HERE), families had the option to select, based on 9-week periods, their preference between two learning models: In-Person (may switch to hybrid or remote when determined by district Gating Criteria) or Remote Only. For those who selected in-person learning, we are utilizing the approved gating criteria to determine when school will be fully in-person or shift to hybrid or remote.

The following dates are upcoming Gating Committee announcement dates for the first semester to review new data and modes of learning:

Date of Announcement • Determined for Weeks of
September 30 • October 5-16
October 14 • October 19-30
October 28 • November 2-13
November 10 (Tuesday) • November 16-24
November 25 • November 30-Winter Break

More information, resources and Frequently Asked Questions can be found here: www.derbyschools.com/returntolearn. I want to continue to encourage all students, staff and families to take precautions, wear your masks and socially distance when applicable. Thank you for a great school year so far!

Heather Bohaty
Superintendent of Derby Public Schools

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