PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The Pierre School District released its Back to School Plan late last month (July) and Supt. Dr. Kelly Glodt told the school board at Monday night’s meeting (Aug. 10) the plan for students to return to classrooms continues to evolve.
Currently, the Pierre School District is strongly recommending—but not mandating– students wear masks while in class to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Glodt asks all parents and guardians to be diligent about home health screenings.
A survey of parents in the Pierre School District several weeks ago showed if COVID-19 conditions remained the same, 87% would allow their children to be in classrooms Aug. 20. Glodt says student registration numbers now show that number to be 93-94%….. and he thinks it’s because the district is providing some flexibility.
State Department of Health employees make the contract tracing calls to those who may have been exposed, but Glodt anticipates Pierre administrators and staff will know sooner.
Glodt asks everyone to be flexible because plans may have to change from building to building or district wide once classes start.