Our goal was to release a return to school plan by this afternoon. Unfortunately, we do not yet know what the Governor will mandate and what will be a recommendation. One of the few things we know for certain at this time is that the new public health guidance for schools will require 6 feet social distancing (no longer an option to maximize) within classrooms and buildings. Therefore, Somerset Schools will return to school in January under the Purple/Gold model (A/B hybrid). KDPH is recommending that all schools delay a return to in-person classes until January 11, 2021. However, if this remains a recommendation and not a mandate we will begin classes under the purple/gold model on January 4, 2021.
After we receive a definitive answer on mandates and recommendations we will release a detailed plan. Thank you for all your patience throughout this first semester. We know that the prosperity of the Somerset Independent School district is only possible through the strong partnership between school staff, students, parents, and our community.