New website improves communication with community
To improve communication with the community, St Regis School District is changing its website to Apptegy. The change improves communication by using text messaging, live feeds to the website, FaceBook, and Twitter all at the push of a button.
Starting Dec. 16, patrons visiting the District’s website will be redirected to the Apptegy site. The live feed will allow the District’s teachers and administration to send notices out at once to several different social media sites that patrons follow and text messages similar to what is currently used. The new site will better enable the District to tell of the good things happening in classrooms and get information out much quicker to parents and the community. Administration and the web master has been working with Apptegy engineers the last three months to develop the look of the new site and to transfer content of the current site to the new site.
District’s Covid cases quickly falling; School Board considers A/B schedule
As of Dec. 14, St Regis School District has two staff members out as close contacts and 11 students still in quarantine, down from 77 at the outbreak’s peak. Two students are positive, and the other nine are close contacts. Several will be released by the 17th, including staff, and the rest of them should be released from quarantine by the 23rd.
The School Board will be discussing ways to mitigate another outbreak at its board meeting Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.. This is a virtual meeting and the link is on Board Docs. Specifically, the board will be presented with several A/B schedule options that divide the student body in half with one half attending in person on the A days, and the other half attending on the B day. Fridays will be left open for individual and small group workshops with struggling students and to record the lessons for the following week. If adopted, the schedule would begin in January. Submit comments about the scheduling to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early out Dec. 18 as District begins Winter Break
School is released at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. School will not be in session from Dec. 21st through Jan. 3rd. The District encourages families to be safe, continue to practice social distancing, to avoid small and large group gatherings, to wear masks when in public, and to wash hands frequently. We hope to have everyone back Jan. 4.