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September 22, 2020

We just wanted to give you a quick update about the Reopening of Orting Schools Task Force meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The rationale for postponing the meeting is largely due to the smoke from wildfires that closed schools and prevented the administrative team from meeting to develop a sample DRAFT survey instrument. The survey will be sent to families and staff seeking feedback about the A/B in-person schedule when it is safe to return to such a schedule as allowed by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

We recognize that families and staff will need adequate advance notice and precious time to move from remote learning to prepare in-person student learning and staff instruction in our classrooms. The COVID-19 infection rate has increased this week and serves as a warning. As you are aware, the Orting School District will closely monitor local infection rates to determine when it is reasonably safe for students and staff.

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