Dear Southgate Families,
At its January 19, 2021, Special Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education approved a revision to the metric used in the updated Continuity of Learning Plan. The District will be using a metric whereby it produces a 14-day average daily new case rate weighted for the municipalities providing a significant number of School of Choice students to the District. Significant is considered to be at least 0.50%. The District is tracking this daily new case rate at SCSD Daily New Case Average Tracking. To understand how daily new case averages are interpreted in terms of relative risk, please access the the research on Key Metrics for COVID Suppression collected from the COVID Act Now Website.
When the weighted 14-average of daily new cases of these districts reaches 9 or fewer, tracking from January 1, 2021, elementary and middle school students will have an option for in-person schooling the later of January 25, 2021, or the achievement of this metric. According to the averages available and posted on our website, we have achieved this metric for elementary and middle school and will start in-person instruction on January 25, 2021.
At this time, the metric conversation would require the weighted 14-day average of daily new cases to reach 5 or fewer, tracking from January 1, 2021, for high school students to have an option for in-person schooling. This metric has not been met at this time. The Board will continue to evaluate this component of the metric in its subsequent monthly mode of instruction confirmation process.
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