As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we know that many parents, students, and staff members are anxious to learn SDOC's back-to-school plans for second semester. At this time, no decisions have been made, as we continue to monitor the local COVID-19 data, consult with local medical partners from Nemours Children's Hospital and the Department of Health, and wait for additional guidance from the Florida Department of Education.
The safety of our students and staff members remains the School Board's first priority, but we are also concerned about the impact on learning and the social-emotional well-being of the students we serve. All community members are reminded to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19, by wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding large indoor gatherings. If you are planning to travel for the holidays, please do so safely, and when you return, please monitor closely for symptoms and stay home if you are ill. Let's protect ourselves and protect our neighbors.