Submitted by PLT#3 Superintendent Dr. John Petzke
(Editor’s Note)The following is a letter explaining the next step in the Return to Learning at PLT #3. As a result of last week’s meeting the school board agreed to allow Dr. Petzke to generate a second survey to have the student guardians choose their preference of three options.
The district is asking guardians to complete the survey by Thursday, July 23. The survey is brief but extremely important for the district to hear from ALL student families.
Dear PLT3 Families,
Included here is a link to the student attendance interest survey. I apologize in advance for the lengthy introduction at the start of the survey, but I want to make sure you have as much information as possible to make an informed decision.
Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3 is dedicated to ensuring our students and staff return safely to school during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we need your help. While we have all experienced the same pandemic, we are aware that the pandemic has affected everyone a little differently, and so we are offering some choices as we look at returning to school.
Due to the uncertainty of this health crisis, we hope that most families will support our preferred A/B Hybrid Rotation. We understand that every situation is different and will support our community in every way that we can, but with fewer numbers of students, teachers can spend time dealing with the enormous changes in transportation, social distancing, lesson planning, as well as the number of social/emotional concerns students may have upon returning to school. Please know that we truly want the best possible learning experience for each student. Know that we are concerned about each and every one of our students and we want to make sure they are OK. They are the reason we became educators and this is not easy for any of us.
I look forward to your decision, reviewing your needs, and working with all of you in the 2020-21 school year as we face this new challenge together.