Feb. 5 Letter to Secondary Parents

  • Feb. 5, 2021

    Dear Olathe Public Schools families and staff,

    The Olathe Board of Education met on Thursday, Feb. 4. After a study of district and county numbers, the board voted to bring secondary students back into full-time, in-person learning on March 1. This means that any middle or high school student who chose in-person learning at registration, would start coming to school full-time, every day on March 1. Elementary students who chose in-person learning will remain in school full time as well.

    It’s important to note that this decision by the board was not made lightly. Citing declining community numbers, internal numbers including low absence rates, declining COVID-19 numbers in our school, and limited spread within our buildings, board members voted 5-2 to bring secondary students back to full time in-person learning.

    Providing the best quality educational experiences for our students, while balancing the safety and health of our students, staff, and families, is a priority. We will continue to review numbers regularly and watch for trends within our buildings. Please do your part to help us by continuing to wear a mask, wash your hands, stay home when you are sick, keep your children home when they are sick and practice social distancing. We need a community effort to keep our schools in session, our students and staff safe and learning together.

    Thank you for your support of the Olathe Public Schools.

    Superintendent John Allison