Verona Public Schools Announces Plan To Shift To Full Remote From January 4-15

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff,

Verona Public Schools will shift to a full remote learning schedule for all students and staff, including self-contained special education, in Preschool through grade 12 from January 4 – January 15, 2021,

Dr. Rui Dionisio, Verona’s Superintendent of Schools announced in an email to parents and staff Monday. A return to in- person, hybrid learning is scheduled to resume on January 19, 2021.

“This proactive and preventative decision is necessary as we continue to monitor the pandemic and make efforts to mitigate the potential transmission of individuals after the December holiday season. We have discussed this decision with our Board of Education as well as our administration, faculty/staff, and parents on our school reopening committees,” Dionisio writes.

”We value the importance of in-person student learning but we must also recognize that maintaining the safety and well-being of our staff and students is of the utmost importance. We also recognize that adjustments to the school schedule may pose challenges for some families. While flexibility is important for all of us to maintain during the fluid nature of this pandemic, we are providing advanced notice at this time so families and staff have ample time to plan accordingly for January 2021.”

Verona High School and H.B. Whitehorne Middle Schools are scheduled to resume in person learning on Tuesday, December 8, after being remote for 14 days in response to reports of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the district.

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