STC Return to Learn FULL TIME

STC Return to Learn FULL TIME

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STC Parent started this petition to STC School Board and Superintendent

On October 5th the STC School board met and discussed the current hybrid model.  A one-week opening will be available to those parents who originally chose 100% virtual to go to hybrid but nothing for allowing hybrid to move to full time.  The only reasons given were that we are currently doing a good job with our numbers being low for covid/quarantining and that we are approaching flu season.  It was proposed that the hybrid to full time model would be evaluated at semester, which is mid-end January. However, even then not a guarantee due to it being in the middle of flu season.  

As with many parents, I find this very concerning.  At any given time since the start of school, both the PK-6 and 7-12 age groups have run at 1-5 active cases at a given time.  This is very comparable to local schools surrounding us.   Our current community positivity rate for all of Tama Co is currently 10.5% and it is not until 15% that the state asks a school district to reach out for a plan.   

As of Sept 29th Governor Reynolds released new guidelines for quarantining in a school setting with the emphasis on wearing face masks.  A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a COVID positive individual for 15 consecutive minutes.  The criteria for quarantining after close contact is now directly related to the use of a face mask.  When face masks are used, then quarantining is not needed.  With this new guideline this would mean only three (3) STC students would have had to quarantine since the beginning of the school year. These guidelines will drastically cut quarantine need.  

I am asking for the support of the community and other parents to sign this petition to ask the school to return to full time teaching for those who want to and virtual for those who don’t.  STC currently has a grade score of 3/10 even prior to COVID.  This is not acceptable for my child, nor should it be for any of the children in the school.  We are a working class community and the current plan is not working for many families and children. We know that COVID is negatively affecting all age groups both physically and mentally so lets get our kids back to a somewhat normal routine.  STC is the only school out of 8 local ones that is NOT currently full time.  Ask yourself why.  With a district "in need" educationally, our children should be in school full time.  

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