Dear Kingston K-14 Families,
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-2020 school year ended abruptly and not the way we wanted. When our schools reopened in the fall of 2020, we had a plan in place to meet the varying needs of our students, staff, and families. Many schools across our state and country did not offer in-person learning. We were fortunate that we could keep educating children through the 2020-2021 school year without having to close our school for an extended period.
As we look forward to the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we are preparing for a more typical return. However, we realize that with all of our preparations, things can change without much notice. As the year progresses, we anticipate that changes and adjustments may be necessary. We ask for your continued support, understanding, and patience as we try to navigate through those changes. Please know that the decisions we make along this journey will always be with the best interests of our students, staff, families, and community in mind. We hope that you will take this journey with us.
The top priority for the faculty, staff, administration, and school board of the Kingston K-14 School District is to educate our students in a safe learning environment. We will strive to create an environment where our students can learn and continue to do our best to support our students and families. Although we cannot predict the future, we know that in-person learning will help us meet our students’ educational, social, and emotional needs.
The Kingston K-14 School District has continued to monitor this situation closely, and we will continue to take all necessary precautions to keep our students and employees safe. District administration will continue to contact local and state officials to be as proactive and educated as possible to maintain a safe environment for our return to school.
We are carefully planning a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services for the 2021-2022 school year. At any time, the Kingston K-14 School District may decide to move from one phase to another or revise the continuity of services plan based upon the recommendations and guidance given to the school by local and state officials. The latest version of the plan will be on the school district’s website.
Thank you once again for your patience, understanding, and continual support of the Kingston K-14 School District. We are blessed to have such an amazing faculty, staff, administrators, parents, students, school board members, and health experts who worked together last year through this unprecedented time and helped us through our many challenges.
Dr. Lee Ann Wallace
Dr. Lee Ann Wallace, Superintendent