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Current Learning Models to Continue until January 4

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Dear Deer Park Families:

I want to make everyone aware that we are going to extend our current model of instruction into the Holiday Break. Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School will continue remote learning and Amity Elementary will continue their hybrid model through Thursday, December 17.

Friday, December 18 will remain a teacher records day with no school for students. For Amity students, this means Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 will operate as A days. Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17 will be B days.

From a data perspective, COVID is beginning to have a significant impact on our staffing. At the Jr/Sr High School, we had 4 staff members out today due to COVID related issues and at Amity Elementary we had 6 staff members out due to COVID related issues.

Below, I have included a video with a detailed rationale for the decisions being made. Please watch the video, linked below, for all of those details.

Again, I want to thank all of our families for your flexibility and continued understanding as we try to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff.

Watch the Video

Sincerely,

Jay Phillips                                                                                            Superintendent





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