Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District

COVID-19 Information

District Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic & Our Plan for Fall 2020

Last Updated 11/10/2020 10:35am

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November 10, 2020

Dear Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District Families,


Last night the Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled Business Meeting.  At that meeting, the Board discussed the continued impact of COVID on our community.  The Board will likely continue to discuss this subject at its regularly scheduled meetings for the foreseeable future.  At this time, the Board has not changed or modified the Phased Reopening Plan they have approved, or the criteria they have put into place; at this time, all schools will continue in a remote format.   

The prevalence of COVID in our community remains a significant concern, particularly in that Oak Creek remains an outlier in the county--I have recently joined in signing a community letter from regional superintendents, please click here if you’d like to read it.  That said, the Board is committed to working creatively and collaboratively to return our students to school as quickly and safely as they can.  In collaboration with the Oak Creek Health Department, the Board has been working to deeply understand the level of risk posed for members of our school community.  We know that COVID continues to circulate, and will continue to do so.  The District will continue to update our Phased Reopening Dashboard--which reflects community disease burden--and Monitoring Dashboard--which reflects our local experience with COVID related quarantines and positive cases.  

At future meetings, in an effort to explore and exhaust available options, the Board will also view and review potential modifications to our Monitoring Dashboard, which could at some point be used to make school-by-school decisions regarding closures--this would be a departure from pivoting the entire District when we experience spikes in community COVID activity.  Additionally, expect the Board to examine, explore, and consider, future potential modifications to the phased reentry plan--initially for elementary students--in a time where we may continue to exceed the Board’s prior adopted community COVID thresholds.  The Board may also discuss options for families who may find any changes unacceptable at this time.  The Board realizes that having these discussions could seem like too much or too little--the Board is working to do all they can, and that requires continued attention.  You can expect continued discussion, problem-solving, and likely, thoughtful modifications during this uncertain time.  

Additionally, while virtual, School Day Camp will continue to be offered for families currently registered in the program.  Openings are filled using a waitlist system. If your family is in need of this service and you have not added your child’s name to your school-specific program waitlist, contact the Youth Programs Department at 768-6166.

Also, If your child is in OC Virtual, for either the semester or the year, you are unaffected by this update, or potential subsequent return modifications.   

Thank you for your continued support, and advocacy.  


Sincerely,

Dan Unertl, Superintendent                                           The Oak Creek/Franklin Joint School Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District                               District Board of Education
        
 

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