There are two important items to share with families this week:
Number one is an update on the Director search. Much work by the board, staff and other stakeholders has been going into the search for a director to follow Pete. After screening applicants on Zoom, the board has narrowed the search down to two qualified candidates. As part of the process to find the best fit, these candidates each spent a day on campus with staff and students last week. Additional, follow-up communication with them is taking place this week with hopes for a final decision soon. An update with the outcome will be forthcoming.
The second item of importance is to let families know that GES is continuing to maintain vigilance in Covid-safe practices among students and staff. Despite staff being vaccinated, masks are still worn by all during the school day, while inside the building, and separation by classroom pods is still being practiced. With news of variants and Covid rate increases in certain areas, these, as well as other CDC school guidelines, continue to be practiced. As the days warm and children gather after school, it is important to keep Covid-safe protocols in mind. Thank you for your continued efforts, as well, in supporting the health and safety of our students. Please don't hesitate to call if you have questions regarding Covid testing, quarantining, etc. We are partners in this effort!