#KSD Ready & Resilient
Update from Kuna Superintendent Wendy Johnson
- We did some things differently this year -- what should we keep?
- Reminder! May 27 is two-hour early release
- Changing when face coverings are used in school
- COVID data dashboards
We did some things differently this year -- what should we keep?
Life during this pandemic has been challenging. Our team has worked hard to keep school open and keep our students learning in school.
This week, we were reflecting on protocols we had in placewhen we didn't know much about the virus -- sanitizing pens, letting mail sit for days, taping one-way arrows on the floor -- perhaps you have a few "remember when" that make you thankful as to where we are now, too.
We also know there are some changes we made -- the old adage necessity is the mother of invention is true -- that worked well, and we want to check in with you so we make sure to keep the good stuff.
Please take a few minutes and take a short survey about the past year https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSD21Review
The survey also asks for your feedback as we continue to prioritize needs that we will address with our one time federal funds.
Reminder! May 27 is two-hour early release
We release every one 2 hours early on Thursday, May 27 so families can attend KHS graduation. We also working to set up the traditional "graduate" walk at our elementary schools that week.
Changing when face coverings are used in school
We appreciate every one's patience as we finish up the school year with face coverings required indoors but not required outside. Our goal is for every student (and their family) to be able to participate in our special year end activities: high school graduation, kindergarten graduation, fifth grade promotion, etc. and not miss out because they are in quarantine or isolation at home.
We have updated our face covering policy.
On May 11, the Board of Trustees approved an update to our face mask covering policy to identify when face covering use would be optional, recommended, or required based on cases of COVID in our schools and in Kuna. (See graphic above.) Prior to this change, Kuna School District was basing the decision on cases of COVID in Ada County as a whole.
I want to thank parents who met with me to share their concerns about the use of face coverings as the spread of the virus recedes in our community and vaccinations increase including now an opportunity for children ages 12 and older to receive the COVID vaccination. More information available here.
What do you think of the change? The survey mentioned above includes an opportunity for your feedback on this change.
We'll also be looking at the hot-off-the-presses new CDC guidance on masks indoors for vaccinated for individuals and what it means for us.
Information about staff and teacher absences in our school related to COVID