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Lee County School Families,

The news from the regional health department was promising today and Lee County is headed in the right direction. Our map number is currently at 30.9 and the data is more current now than it had been over the holiday period, so we will start back with in person learning this coming week. Please note that Monday, January 18th is a break day for schools as it is a day set aside to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students who selected in person learning will come on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this coming week. Each week that we are in person, Wednesday will remain a virtual learning day to allow us time to deep clean the buildings in the middle of the week and to allow for teachers to have the necessary time to try to balance virtual and in person learners.

While we are very excited to have students coming back in the buildings, it is also a nervous time for all. The only way we can make it happen safely is for all of us to do our parts in trying to contain the virus. If your child or anyone in your household has been in contact with a person positive for COVID-19, it is important that they stay in isolation or quarantine at home. A person testing positive must isolate for 10 days from the positive test, and a person who is a household member of a positive person must quarantine 14 days after the positive person has recovered. If you have any questions about the time period you need to stay away from other people and not return to school, we would be glad to talk you through the guidelines. The Governor still has an executive order requiring all parents to notify the schools if their children test positive. Please continue to do this and also let us know if there is a positive case of COVID in your home. All information remains confidential.

We have spaced our desks very closely to 6 feet apart and are following all CDC guidelines and recommendations. We know, however, that there is always a chance that COVID will come into our buildings. If a student or staff member tests positive, we will be in contact with all those who will have to quarantine. It may be that a small group of students, an entire class, an entire grade, or larger population will have to return to remote learning for a time period to work through a quarantine. We ask for your patience and understanding in this process.

If the numbers in Lee County begin to escalate dramatically, we may switch back to remote learning for the following week or on a short notice depending upon the situation. One thing we have all had to learn to get better at during this pandemic is flexibility, and I personally want to thank our parents and families for the grace you have shown in being flexible throughout this entire school year.

Buses will run on normal schedules on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week but because the number of students will vary you should watch for your bus early and expect it may come later than usual. If you can transport your child to help us reduce the number of students on the buses, please continue to do so. Food deliveries will not take place but families whose children will remain on virtual learning may pick up food at either lunchroom.

If your child was coming in person in October or you scheduled for your child to come in person and you now want them to remain virtual but haven’t told school staff, please call and let us know tomorrow.

We all look forward to seeing our students next week.

Sarah Wasson
Superintendent

Lee County School District

7 days ago

To: Lee County Bobcat Families

I hope that all of our families had a relaxing two week break from school in December and have gotten back into the swing of school. We have been monitoring our numbers on the COVID-19 dashboard and they were pretty good at the first of the week but went up to 52.1 yesterday. In communicating with the regional health department, the 14 new cases that were added yesterday were in large part due to the regional jail. However, because the map uses data that is from when the cases are reported on the national system, we know this data is quite a bit behind our current case count. Our regional health director is very helpful in providing me with timely information regarding the status of cases in our county, and he has indicated that numbers have increased significantly since the first of the year. This was the prediction from the Christmas holiday and then, a week later, the New Year’s gatherings. Because the numbers are significantly up, we will be staying on remote learning this coming week.

This is a great disappointment to all of us. We have worked all week to communicate with families and get accurate counts of who wants to come back in person. We have spaced our desks correctly and have everything in place to be able to do school in the healthiest environment possible. But with the numbers of positive cases on the rise in our small community and the health department struggling to keep up with the cases due to the high volume, we feel like the safest thing to do at this time is to stay with remote learning.

In order to truly get a handle on this virus, we need everyone to follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing. Gathering together with people outside your family in larger groups and being less than 6 feet apart is causing many to get the virus or quarantine. In order for us to help with the contact tracing of our students and staff, it is important for all cases involving our students to be reported. You can report positive cases of COVID-19 to Mr. Phillip Angel at central office or to the principals of the school. We also have attached a Google form that you can use to report positive cases or quarantines involving people in the household of one of our students. This information would help us greatly in determining whether or not we can have in person school.

We will continue to gather the data, look at the map, and communicate with our regional health department regularly and will make decisions based on all the data we have. I will let you know on Thursday of next week whether we can start back on January 19th or if we will postpone a little longer. Keep in mind that January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there will be no virtual school that day.

Sincerely,
Sarah Wasson
Superintendent

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Lee County School District

14 days ago

Update on School For January, 2021

Tonight we are just one school day away from a well-deserved and needed break for families and staff. I want to let you know about our current plan for returning to in person learning after the break. The governor has recommended students do not return to in person learning until at least January 11th due to potential spread of the virus during the holiday, and we agree with this recommendation. Remote learning will pick back up on January 4, 2021, but we will not have in person learning or small group targeted assistance during that first week. We hope to return to in person learning on January 11th, but will have to make the final decision during the first week back once we see where Lee County is with the spread of the virus.

Over the break I’m sure that some of our students may catch up on missing work or finalize assignments that they weren’t able finish this week. Please know that teachers will review work that students make up when they return on January 4th, and don’t worry if you don’t see a quick response on questions or grades being entered into Infinite Campus. While all of our teachers and staff love helping our students and go above and beyond what we ask of them, I have asked them to try to take a break from their screens just as our students and parents need a break from theirs. This is a time for all of us to enjoy time with family, relax, and reflect on the blessings that we have even in this difficult COVID world we live in.

We are pleased with the number of cases of the virus being reported by the regional health department right now as they appear to be going down. We still need to hear communication from parents if your children have tested positive to the virus so that we can work to keep all students and staff safe when we are able to return to in person learning in January. We know the health department is overrun with a high caseload and we keep our own records of cases and try to assist in the contact tracing process so that we can keep known cases and contact with positive cases out of school a safe amount of time. If your child were to test positive or anyone in your home tests positive over the break please call my direct line at 606-464-5066 and let me know or send me an email. I will be in the office several days over the break and will receive voicemail if I happen to be out.

We appreciate everything that our families and community have done as we have worked together to educate the children of Lee County in a most difficult time. All of us in the Lee County Schools hope that everyone has a safe break and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Sincerely,
Sarah Wasson
Superintendent

Lee County School District

about 1 month ago

Free Food Basket Program and School Next Week

I want to make all of our families aware of an opportunity to receive a free food basket for the holidays. This coming Saturday, December 12th, there will be a drive through food distribution at Cliffview Resort at the Zipline entrance. Families will receive a food basket with a turkey or ham and other food items for holidays. The event takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and people will receive a basket on a first come first served basis. Everyone will have to stay in their vehicles and food will be brought to your car. This is for anyone in Lee and Wolfe County with a need for additional food and is sponsored by a group called Giving in the Gorge.

Lee County is still in the red on the state incident rate map and the governor’s executive order shutting down schools in counties in the red is still in place. Therefore, we will still be on complete remote learning this coming week. December 14th – 18th will be our last week before we have a much needed break for 2 weeks. It is extremely important for us to not become complacent with the guidance of the health department. We should all wash our hand regularly, wear our masks, maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet, and if we are sick or around anyone who is sick we should quarantine until we are symptom free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine. Holidays are especially difficult because they are traditionally a time of gathering, and we need to take precautions to stay healthy and keep our family and friends healthy. Please continue to reach out to the schools, your children’s teachers, and our virtual program staff if your children are needing help with their work. It is our goal that all children are successful and we will do our best to help in any way.

Thank you,
Sarah Wasson
Superintendent

Lee County School District

about 1 month ago

Healthy at Home Utility Support

We want to make sure our families are aware of this help from one of our community partners. The Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership supports this program in the Lee County area.

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Lee County School District

about 1 month ago

COVID-19 School Update for Week of Dec. 7- Dec. 11

Dear Families,

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and all are back in the routine of school. Our county incident rate has improved significantly from just two weeks ago when we were at our all time high. Tonight we are showing a rate of 77.2. This still puts us in the red category and according to the executive order issued by Governor Beshear does not allow us to have in person school next week. However, our principals will be working tomorrow to develop a plan for bringing in small groups of students who need additional help. It is important for you to follow the COVID-19 guidelines for quarantine. If your children have been around anyone who is known to have the corona virus, they must quarantine for 14 days after their last contact. Please do not send children in for small group instruction that are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to the virus in the last two weeks. As always, if you need additional help or have questions, please contact our schools and speak with the teachers or principals.

Sarah Wasson
Superintendent

Lee County School District

about 1 month ago

Tuesday Meal Deliveries Rescheduled to Wednesday

Due to the snow that fell last night and the icy condition of some of the roads, we will not be taking food on bus routes today. The routes that were supposed to be traveled today will be made up tomorrow. Thursday and Friday should be able to be delivered as planned.

Lee County School District

about 1 month ago

Lunch Deliveries Start Tomorrow- Monday, Nov. 30

Please see the attached photos of our bus lunch delivery routes. Note the approximate time each bus will be at their first stop. The roads served by the buses are listed in the order traveled which may help you determine what time the bus will be at your child’s stop. When you see the bus or school van pull up outside your home or at your bus stop, please wear your mask and meet the drivers to get your food. Meals can still be picked up at either school on Monday and Thursday.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BUS 87 AND 102 START LATER EACH DAY THAN ALL THE OTHER BUSES.

If your child doesn’t ride a bus when we have in person classes and you want to receive food but you forgot to sign up, you can still do so and we will add you to the lists for future deliveries.

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Lee County School District

about 1 month ago
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