Superintendent Monthly Message (English)

RE: Summer School 2021 In-Person Instruction

Greetings Dayton Community,                                                                                      July 12, 2021

The new guidance regarding COVID-19 has put our district one step closer to normalcy regarding in person instruction for the remainder of our summer school programs and into the 2021-2022 academic school year.  

Last week the Governor issued new guidance that moves mandatory COVID-19 safety precautions for schools to advisory COVID-19 safety precautions. The new guidance strongly advises districts to consider continuing to use face coverings, social distancing and cohorting. After consultation with our local health authorities, we will be adjusting our safety protocols for the remainder of the summer school session, to include the following: 

All DSD schools will remain vigilant with our sanitation practices and contact tracing and will require social distancing to the extent possible. Isolation and quarantining of symptomatic or exposed individuals will still be necessary. Starting on Monday, July 12, face coverings will no longer be mandatory for staff and students while indoors but will be optional. Face coverings are still welcomed for any student, staff and community member to utilize as a personal mitigation practice. As a reminder, please do not send students to summer school sessions who are not feeling well (i.e., fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or smell).

As conditions with COVID-19 continue to change and as more guidance is provided by the Governor and the Oregon Department of Education, we will provide more detailed information on what the protocols for the 2021-2022 school year will be in August.

Dayton School District promotes safety for all students and staff members during our hours of operation.  Creating a positive and safe learning environment for all is still DSD’s number one priority. Thank you all for your continued patience, dedication, and support throughout this unprecedented time. 

Sincerest Regards,

Steven Sugg, D.Ed.
Dayton School District