Parent Letter from Ms. Werts

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are so excited to welcome our Option 1 students to Indian River Middle School. We have spent many hours preparing for their arrival on campus since the school board meeting, where the announcement was made that our Braves would return to school using the blended model. Your student, whether they are in Option 1 or Option 2, will receive instruction four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. Mondays are Online Student Support Days which will be used for small group instruction, individual help, and teacher training. This model is the next step in the transition of moving us closer toward the return of the traditional five days of school, which will be determined at a future time.

Please keep in mind that safety is our number one priority.  Students are required to wear masks and follow all CDC guidelines to keep all students safe. This is not a choice, it is a responsibility. Please continue to discuss the recommended safety measures with your child. Social distancing of at least three feet will be required in all settings, including classrooms, hallways, and restrooms. During lunch, the cafeteria seating will have at least six feet of distance. Teachers will also review safety measures throughout the first week when students return to school. 

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