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Important Message for SGES Parents

Dear SGES Families:

Beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2022, Saxe Gotha Elementary School will temporarily shift all students to e-learning for Jan. 19 – Jan. 21. 

Students are tentatively scheduled to come back to school to resume face-to-face instruction on Monday, Jan. 24. 

Please know we did not make this decision lightly, as a shift in instructional model impacts all families. We made this decision based on the school’s percentage of staff who are positive and symptomatic. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, approximately 26% of SGES teachers, in addition to other staff members, are COVID-19 positive, experiencing symptoms or caring for an excluded child. And, that number is rising. 

Again, SGES will shift to e-learning from Wednesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 21. There will be no school-related clubs or activities during this time. 

Your child’s teacher will reach out to you with information about learning by Wednesday around 9:30 a.m.. During this e-learning period, your student is expected to participate in e-learning activities and complete work given to your student by the teacher. 

Families can pick up no-cost student meals on Wednesday, January 19 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in front of school. Later, we will send you a link to a sign up form for meals. 

If your student is currently isolated or quarantined, this shift does not impact the length of the quarantine as told to them by the school nurse. 

Thank you for your understanding as we work to provide quality instruction for our students, allow our sick staff time to heal and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our school. 

Dr. Greg Little, Superintendent and Beth Houck, SGES Principal