Dear Plummer-Worley Parents and Community Members,
Over the past decade, The Board of Trustees and Superintendent Judi Sharrett were faced with challenges that few teams face. Having survived sizeable budget reductions, staffing fluctuations, technology changes, ailing facilities and a sundry of other challenges, the district came out stronger and better positioned for the challenges ahead. New challenges, not unlike COVID, bring a new series of hurdles never before experienced. The past work and diligence to the needs of the community make the new challenges more manageable. Very difficult challenges, yet manageable.
As we proceed in our planning for the upcoming school year, the district continually focuses on the many guidelines set forth by the State of Idaho and health authorities. Precautions will be set forth in additional communications yet to be posted. Given local and state conditions constantly changing, the district will remain flexible as we proceed. Taking all of the current information in to account, we are pleased to announce that it is intent of the Plummer-Worley School District to reopen its doors to students on September 8, 2020. Students will be returning to school on a 5 day per week basis with a constant monitoring of local, regional and state conditions.
The district understands there will be as many differing opinions about how and when schools reopen, as there are community members. Safety and security remain our greatest concerns. The district takes a comprehensive approach to safety and does not merely focus on physical safety. We have concern for our children’s mental and emotional health, provide the opportunity to have students socialize with other students, and use this opportunity to feed students nutritious meals and ease those family budgets.
Please stay tuned for additional information. You can stay on top of school events and activities by following us on Facebook, as well as reading the community email sent out faithfully by Karyn Stockdale. Please call 686-1621 or email me at Mitchell.Russ@lakesidesch.org if you have a question or would like to share a positive comment or concern.
Stay Safe! Stay Healthy!
Russ Mitchell, Superintendent