As a Matter of Fact!

SOMSD Newsletter | Vol 2. Issue 12 | March 26, 2021

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Dear SOMSD Community,

As we prepare to begin Spring Break, March 29 - April 2 we want to remind families/students of important details and also share some new information. Please see below:

Food Service Distribution

  • Food Distribution will not be available during Spring Break

  • Food distribution will resume on Monday, April 5; “grab and go” lunches will be available for pick-up between 12 pm - 2 pm at CHS and Seth Boyden Elementary schools

  • If you are in need of food support during the break please view additional food support programs & information:

Post-Spring Break - 2 Week District-Wide Virtual/Remote Instruction (April 5 - 16):

  • The two-weeks after Spring Break will serve as a quarantine period for staff and families after potential travel. Therefore allowing for the return of families who are selecting an in-person hybrid experience for their children

  • This means that following spring break, all students, across all grade levels, in all schools will have virtual/remote instruction from April 5 - 16;

  • Scheduling: In order to be as consistent as possible and to lessen the number of transitions for our students all schedules will continue as is during the two-week virtual period post-Spring Break.

Hybrid Instruction will Resume on Monday, April 19

  • In-person hybrid instruction for students will begin again on April 19 (this includes all Phase 3 students, Pre-K - 2, 6, and 9 as well as any additional grade levels the District will announce for tentative Phase 4 staggered re-entry).

  • The District will announce updates for Phase 4 during the week of April 5

Parent Agreement Letter of Compliance w/ COVID-19

  • REMINDER: Any parent/guardian choosing to switch to hybrid instruction must provide an e-signature via Parent Agreement Letter of Compliance with COVID-19 Guidelines in the PowerSchool parent portal. Please submit your e-signature by Tuesday, April 6.

  • You must use a computer or a mobile device web browser to complete the form. The PowerSchool iOS and Android PowerSchool applications are not compatible with our online forms.

  • If you do not agree to comply with COVID-19 Guidelines and the agreement is not electronically signed prior to your child's return to school, they will not be allowed in the school buildings and must continue their instruction virtually.

All Return to School Updates & Resources

All updates and resources regarding the District's January 2021 return to in-person instruction.

District Events & Important Resources

SOMSD Spring Food Support Programs

Please view the Parenting Center in collaboration with community partners' spring support food support programs calendar. Programs are open to all District students and families. Click here to for more information and download flyers:


The SOMSD Covid-19 Dashboard will be updated weekly and will track and reflect positive cases of both virtual and in-person staff and students

SOMSD Calendar of Events