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WSSD Elementary Transition - Survey & Commitment

February 9, 2021
 
Dear Elementary Parents/Guardians:
 
The Wallingford-Swarthmore School District School Board is considering changes in our elementary education & health/safety plans to allow for a transition to full, in-person learning with 4.5 days of face-to-face instruction (full days: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri; half day: Wed).
 
During a Focus Topic presentation at last evening’s School Board meeting, members of the administrative team and the School Board discussed various aspects of what that transition would entail. You can review the highlights of the presentation here, or you can watch the entire presentation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XtyzxMRHkDM?t=3685 .
 
WE WANT AND NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU. While no decision has been made yet, we are asking for two things of you right now.  Please complete the survey below by 11:59 PM February 15 and:
  1. Share your thoughts and opinions on these plans. 
  2. Express your commitment to in-person learning or virtual learning for your child/ren for the remainder of the school year if this plan were to move forward. The District needs an enrollment commitment in order to determine how teacher assignments and class sizes would be impacted.
We thank you in advance for your immediate response to our survey which will close at 11:59 PM February 15. From February 16-19, we will analyze the survey data so they may be shared with the School Board during the School Board meeting on Monday, February 22. 

FAQs about the plan are available at: https://www.wssd.org/elementaryfaqs  We will continue to update the FAQs as more questions arise and/or we have more information to share. In the meantime, if you have a specific question that has not yet been included in the FAQs, please reach out directly to your School’s Principal.

These are challenging moments in education and in our community. We truly appreciate all of the feedback we have received thus far, and we remain committed to moving forward in the best interest of the entire WSSD community. 
 
Sincerely,
Lisa A. Palmer, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools