June 18, 2021
Dear Forks’ Community Members,
First of all, I would like to thank you for your partnership with your students’ education and congratulate our Senior Class of 2021 on their accomplishments! None of us ever anticipated that COVID would turn our world upside down. As we see a transition to the end of this unprecedented time, we are pleased to announce that we will be opening our doors for the 2021-22 school year in a more normal circumstance than what has occurred over the past year and a half.
We are planning process a return to full-time, five days per week of instruction beginning on September 1, 2021, for the new school year for students in Pre-School through 12th grade.
As a staff, we are excited for the new school year with a more normal approach to “in-person” learning. We have learned so many lessons since March of 2020. The most important idea we have learned is to overcome challenges through positive and intentional relationships. We recognize how challenging COVID has been for all of us, especially our students and
We will be focusing on the whole student, as we return to a normal year. We are concerned about every child’s academic performance and well-being. We will be taking a look at our students’ progress through an “equity” lens to ensure our services are meeting the diverse needs of our students for a more personalized learning environment.
At this point, we are planning for normal extra-curricular sports seasons, as well as performing arts in music and drama. At this time, we are uncertain as to whether we will resume our typical schedule of field trips.
As of June, 2021, the Department of Health guidelines for the new year will include wearing masks, three-foot distancing (when feasible) and routine cleaning. These guidelines may be modified over the summer months.
We are looking forward to seeing our students back fulltime in our buildings on September 1, 2021. Have a safe and relaxing summer!
Diana Reaume, Superintendent