BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Public Schools Supt. Kurt Steinhaus on Wednesday morning sent some details to parents and families in an email and newsletter on what the return to in-person learning will look like starting April 5.
“We are looking forward welcoming your children to school five days a week starting April 5. The vaccination process is moving forward and we have been able to schedule an appointment for almost every employee wanting a vaccine. In order to assist with outdoor learning, we have recently installed shade structures at every school. Students in the Topper Virtual Academy and Los Alamos Online Learning Academy will continue with remote instruction,” he said.
Steinhaus said the plan is to follow the standard school schedule. In order to answer questions and finalize the details, working groups have been established for:
1) moving forward with well-being and structured supports,
2) addressing learning loss,
3) finalizing logistics for elementary schools, and
4) clarifying procedures for athletics, activities and secondary school instruction.
Teachers will be invited to a listening and planning session later this week, Steinhaus said.
“The return to in-person learning is what we have been working toward all year and we welcome the opportunity to implement safe teaching and learning practices in our schools,” he said.
The LAPS parent newsletter may be viewed at: https://www.smore.com/mf2js-laps-parent-newsletter?ref=email-content#w-1857426199