July 9, 2021
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We were anxiously awaiting a decision today from Dr. Virginia Caine, medical director of the Marion County Public Health Department, regarding return to school COVID-19 requirements so that we could share them with you. However, Dr. Caine is not yet ready to provide her recommendations at this time. There is a call scheduled between the Marion County Superintendents and Dr. Caine on Wednesday, July 14, to discuss her thoughts and guidance for a safe return to school.
I know it is frustrating to not yet know what the COVID-19 protocols are for this school year. Please know that Dr. Caine is thoughtfully reviewing all current COVID-19 data in Marion County to help make a decision that is in the best interests of our students. I appreciate your patience and understanding. Hold on for a little while longer, Hornets! We will provide you with this important information as soon as we have it.
Laura Hammack, Ph.D.