Good afternoon Louisville families this is Superintendent Michele Shaffer,
I want to start by wishing you a Happy New Year! I hope you have enjoyed the winter break and time with family and friends. The weather truly has been wonderful.
As we return to school on Monday, we will be implementing a mandatory mask policy for the first two weeks of January. This policy is being put in place due to the rise of COVID in our community, the possibility that students and staff members have been a close contact during the holidays, and in response to the substitute shortage we are seeing throughout all areas of our district. Our goal is to keep our schools open safely for in-person learning and to continue opportunities for our students to participate in extracurricular activities.
We will continue to evaluate the situation, but our hope is to return to masks recommended, but not mandatory, at the end of these two weeks. As a reminder, please keep your child at home if they are not feeling well. Additionally, we are aware that the CDC has released new guidance on quarantining and discussion will be held with our local health departments as we make adjustments to our plan.
I know that this is a sensitive issue for many families and I appreciate the support that our community has shown to our district throughout the pandemic. We look forward to seeing our students and staff back in school on Monday! Wishing you and your family a safe, healthy, and happy new year! Thank you for your time and Go Leopards!