I hope you are having a nice day and getting ready for the more seasonable temperatures which are on their way. I am writing with some disturbing news.
It has been brought to our attention that a large group of Georgetown High School students attended a large party on Tuesday night, November 10, 2020 where they were not wearing masks or social distancing. This evidence was seen on social media and was reported to the administration who investigated the situation and consulted with the School Resource Officer. Like other schools and districts when these types of large scale parties have occurred, we have decided to return to full remote learning for the Middle High School beginning tomorrow Friday, November 13, 2020. I regret the short notice, but since we are not able to identify all of the students who made this poor decision to engage in this reckless behavior, we are not able to effectively contact trace and be sure that the virus will not come into the school and infect other staff students as early as tomorrow. Their safety will always be our highest priority! I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience that this will cause staff, families and students who are following the rules and keeping themselves and others safe. The last thing I want to do is reinforce this behavior, but we simply do not know how far this might spread and we are not willing to take the chance. I am imploring parents to impress upon your teenagers that they are not invincible and their choice to attend parties and large group gatherings without safety measures is not only selfish but dangerous. You should also know that this is not the only time this has happened based on the pictures that were brought to my attention today but if we want to remain in school and keep this virus from spreading, it has to stop. I ask that you know where your children are when they leave your house because their actions may not be ones of which you would approve. It is simply not fair for the bad decisions of some to affect a school full of others who want to be there to learn with their friends and their teachers. With that said, we will return to in person hybrid learning the week of November 30th. I appreciate your understanding and please help us commit to keeping everyone safe by wearing masks and socially distancing.
Georgetown Middle/High School will host a Virtual Open House on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The evening will start with an introduction from Principal Richards (link below) and then parents and caregivers will be able to follow their child’s modified daily schedule through Zoom links. All teachers’ Zoom links have been consolidated to one document called the Virtual Open House Landing Page (link below). Parents and caregivers should use the Landing Page as a resource to attend your child’s classes. Teachers will NOT be sending multiple Zoom links to families but rather using the one link on the Landing Page for all classes. When entering the class, you will be placed in the waiting room until the class begins. If possible, please change your Zoom name to your child’s name. This will assist teachers when allowing parents and caregivers access to the classroom.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me along with the middle and high school main offices.
The National Honor Society (NHS) tutoring is up and running! The NHS tutoring is available for students grades 9-12. Students looking for tutoring should email the group email@example.com with their name, subject they need tutoring for and their availability. The NHS tutoring coordinators will then match students with someone from the National Honors Society. Tutoring will be remote through zoom this year given the circumstances.