Dear Avon Families,
We hope that everyone had a safe and restful winter break.
The health department believes a return to in-person learning next week is safe and appropriate. As a result, we will be back to in-person learning on Monday, January 11, 2021 as planned. We MUST continue to implement our safety measures of masking, distancing and hand washing. Please do NOT send your child to school if they are not feeling well.
The vaccine coordination for staff is under way. The target week for the first dose is the first week of February. The second dose would occur approximately 28 days later. Please note that if the vaccination date set by the health department is a weekday, school will not occur for students that day. This means one day in February and one day in March. We will provide that information to families as soon as we know to allow families to plan appropriately.
Governor DeWine has announced that the vaccine will only be available to those districts coming back to in-person learning. We are eligible because we have offered all of our students that opportunity. Regardless of the vaccine distribution, there will be no change with your child's learning path for the second semester.
The next logical question is, “will the distancing and masking requirements change after the vaccine is distributed?” We have been given no guidance on that at this point. We will be keeping all safety measures in place until advised otherwise by health officials. There are a number of variables impacting those decisions and they do not have a timeline to provide us that information at this time.
As a reminder, the second semester begins on January 19, 2021. If you chose to make a change for your child, this is the day that change begins.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support.
Avon Local Schools