Superintendent Wilder addresses the return of students for 2020-21 school year
I want to begin by thanking you for your understanding and support during the final nine weeks of the 2019-20 school year. We were faced with a challenging task, but your efforts aided the district in offering the best possible educational experience for our students.
The safety of our students, teachers, staff, and administrators has been and will continue to be our top priority for the 2020-21 school year. We are formulating a return-to-school traditional plan of face-to-face instruction, with additional safety measures for students returning on August 6, 2020.
In addition, the South Panola School District will offer an option of distance learning for students whose parents choose not to send their child(ren) back to school, due to COVID-19 concerns.
Students who choose distance learning will be held to the same academic standards, grading policy, and participation as the students receiving traditional face-to-face instruction.
The District will provide more details on the plan and on questions such as the ones listed below by Friday, July 17, as further guidance is received from the Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi High School Activities Association, Mississippi State Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on current health mandates:
Social distancing practices
Face masks requirements for students
Maximum number of students per classroom allowed
Participation in extracurricular activities for students who choose distance learning
Again, I thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. The South Panola School District will continue to provide a quality education with rigorous instruction while keeping the safety of our students, teachers, staff, and administrators at the forefront of all decisions.