Inspire Family Newsletter
News and updates for families of Inspire students
July 17, 2020
Dear Parents and Community,
As we begin the new school year, safety is on everyone’s mind. We were all affected by the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools across the nation this past spring.
The safety of students and staff is one of Inspire School of Arts & Sciences’ highest priorities. All of us—students, parents, and school employees—have an important role to play in keeping our staff and students safe.
Please read the summary of our reopening plan below, then discuss with your student and family the model for returning to school that will work best for them. Parents will be given the following options for their child to begin school in the fall:
- Full-time model
- Hybrid model
- Independent study
We will need you to fill out the Inspire 2020-21 School Model Choice Form for each of your students enrolled in Inspire by Friday, July 24.
We understand that every individual brings their own concerns to the table and that guidance will remain very fluid over the next months as more continues to be learned about COVID-19. Our goal is to ensure equitable access to education for all our students while continuing to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students.
We will do our best to address the many questions that you and your students have, and have included a Frequently Asked Questions document below. If you do not see your concerns or questions addressed, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
We appreciate your patience as we move forward. Together, let’s make sure our students are safe, supported, and ready to learn, grow, and thrive.
With profound appreciation for your partnership,
Inspire School of Arts and Sciences
The 1X8 Block Schedule
Inspire School Safety Plan
Students’ safety begins at home with establishing a foundation of communication with your children.
Parents, talk to your child about the proper outlets for stress, anger, and other emotions, monitor their social media, and engage in dialogue with them if they have concerns regarding COVID-19. Below are a few things to know and share with your child to help keep our school as safe as possible:
Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, the Butte County Office of Education, and the Butte County Public Health office are working closely together to address COVID-19 in our school community.
The Butte County Public Health Officer has been part of the planning process for schools reopening in the fall. This partnership has made it possible for districts and schools to plan accordingly, including ordering supplies and planning for how to deal with potential exposure.
If a child does not feel well and/or begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 it is important for them to share that information and to not attend class
Student Support for Learning
Mental Health Support
This year, we will be training staff in trauma-informed responses to student challenges. In the wake of both the Camp Fire and COVID-19, we know that staff will need to dive deeply into the brain science to help us respond with compassion and care to the needs of students with trauma.
We will also continue outreach to parents through our Community Liaison Team. We will be calling families of students who are having trouble engaging in school, and partnering with you to plan for their success.