Since the pandemic arrived, I have emphasized the necessity of pivoting in the moment when unexpected circumstances dictate us to do so. With the recent significant uptick in cases and the governor's warnings to behave cautiously, this is one of those scenarios.
Lillian Drive Elementary School will move to a virtual learning format for two days; tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/24 and Wednesday, 11/25. This change is due to multiple mandated staff quarantines which compromises our ability to cover all classes. Students will learn from their teachers in the virtual format, and teachers will be available online during their regularly scheduled afternoon hours for any additional help students may need.
This decision was not made easily. I have heard from a number of LDS personnel, including the principal and the school nurse, who all believe that in order to keep the priorities of health, safety and a quality education at the forefront, transitioning to a virtual format is a prudent move. As shared at the start of the school year, we will take the necessary precautions to keep students, staff, and families safe. Again, this is for two days, 11/24 and 11/25 with regular instruction resuming on Monday, November 30.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teachers or the principal, Mrs. Matsutani.
Our other seven schools will follow their in-place schedule.
Thank you; have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.