Demonstrate Community Support for Staying the Course on Sending the Kids Back to School

Demonstrate Community Support for Staying the Course on Sending the Kids Back to School

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Julie Felgar started this petition to Falls Church City School Board and

Please sign this petition to show support for staying the course on the return to school plan for the children of Falls Church City, despite what neighboring jurisdictions might do.  Our students are ready to go back to school in the hybrid model proposed by Dr.Noonan, our facilities/technology will be able to accommodate them and we support them being allowed to play their athletic seasons per the VHSL plan. In signing this petition, we, the school community, understand the *heightened* responsibility of parents and students alike to protect the health of one another and the school staff by adhering to the COVID health safety protocols.  We believe that the collateral damage of continuing to have only virtual learning outweighs the risk posed by the virus, even if the case numbers are not good across the region. Schools in Europe, schools across the United States and schools across Canada are still being taught in person despite recent more restrictive country-wide lockdowns related to rising Covid cases, which are far greater than our own here locally. This demonstrates a clear understanding of the risk/benefit equation and they are prioritizing education, while being successful at protecting the staff through heightened safety protocols. We urge the Falls Church City School Board, the school Superintendent and the local health authorities to stick with the back to school plan and we, the students and the parents, are committed to making it work.  We applaud the huge effort and preparation that has gone into the return to school plan. We acknowledge the stress the entire school community is under at present. Quality education has always been a priority in Falls Church.  We believe we are able to forge our own path and remain safe given our size, our commitment to following the established protocols, our own Little City health profile, and the commitment we have already demonstrated over the past months to keep our community safe.  In signing this petition, we voice our strong support to stay on plan for the return to schools, the return to athletics and the return to other schools activities. 

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