Mike Richie, District Administrator
September 2021 Spirit Article
As we enter into the 2021-22 school year, I would like to welcome all of our students and families into the Tomorrow River School District. This school year, we will also welcome 15 new staff members!
Our school COVID opening plan along with more detailed information can be found on our school website at: https://www.amherst.k12.wi.us/page/covid19dashboard. We will continue to update our COVID Dashboard on a weekly basis.
We are making every effort possible to try to start the school year off by resuming more of our normal operating procedures. We must balance this by keeping our staff and students safe as we provide a high quality learning environment to all of our students. Therefore, we will continue with contact tracing and quarantines when needed.
The following is a summary of our school opening plan as we start this current school year. Keep in mind this plan can change at any time, as we monitor the COVID situation.
Instructional Learning Model: Five days per week face to face instruction. No online or virtual learning option will be available, with the exception of the TRCCS Virtual School. If students want a true virtual educational experience, they can participate in the TRCCS Virtual School or they will have to open enroll into a DPI approved virtual school.
Masks: Optional indoors and outdoors.
COVID Positive Test: Individuals must quarantine for 10 days.
Quarantines: 1) Vaccinated individuals will not have to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact and do not show any symptoms. 2) If a vaccinated individual is identified as a close contact and shows any symptoms, they must be quarantined for 10 days or have a negative COVID test result occurring on day 5 or later. 3) If an unvaccinated individual is identified as a close contact, they must be quarantined for 10 days or have a negative COVID test result occurring on day 5 or later.
Student Instruction if Quarantined: Instructional materials provided by the teacher.
Buses: Masks will be required on all public transportation, including school buses as by order of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Homeland Security and the CDC.
WIAA Activities and Events: Follow WIAA procedures for student participation. Masks will be optional indoors and outdoors. As we participate against other schools, if their district policy requires masks - we will need to be masked as well. No limit on capacity within code.
Here are a few REMINDERS: 1) Vaccinations are recommended for all eligible individuals. 2) Continue to wash hands on a regular basis. 3) When possible social distance. 4) Stay home if sick or showing COVID symptoms.
Let's all work together for a successful school year!