Watch video: virtual conversation and Q&A with Dr. Baker

A Message from the Department of Communications and Community Relations

In yesterday afternoon’s virtual conversation via Zoom, Superintendent Greg Baker discussed our decision to bring more students and staff back into our schools for in-person instruction, including students in preschool, kindergarten, first grade and elementary Life Skills and BRIDGES.

He explained our rationale and metrics used to make this decision and other frequently asked questions that we have included here on this webpage. Dr. Baker also shared our return to school video, which helps students, staff and families better visualize what school will look like and shows our safety protocols.

Staff joined Dr. Baker during the webinar, including Jessica Sankey, executive director of operations and school nurse Alyssa Johnson who helped answer questions about steps that will be taken by staff, students and families to mitigate risks and how we would handle notifications of positive cases. Mike Haberman, director of Special Education, spoke to the planning happening to bring additional students who receive special education services back into schools. Kristi Dominguez, executive director of teaching and learning, spoke to the reasons we’re starting with our youngest learners and our four day/week schedule.

Here is the full 60 minute webinar video, which is also divided into chapters by topic.