May 3, 2021

Dear Parents and Students,

As the landscape surrounding COVID-19 continues to change for the better, including our staff having the opportunity to be fully vaccinated and few, if any, active COVID-19 cases locally, we at the Falls City Public Schools continue to consider ways that we can safely make changes to our overall district plan.

This past week, the Falls City Public Schools Leadership Team met to examine what changes to the district plan could be carefully considered and then initiated. Based on these recommendations, the following changes will go into effect on Monday, May 10, 2021:

1.     Return to the “Green Planning Protocols” (No/Low Spread)

2.     Face coverings are optional for staff and students at school and transportation

3.     Eliminate temperature checks at school entrances and transportation

As we enter the final 13 days of school, it is important to understand the DHM has not changed, however, if there is close contact traced to unmasked individuals with COVID-19, the quarantine requirements will still be in place.

 We do intend to continually monitor and evaluate the ever-changing landscape and always remember our goal is to keep students and staff in school. We greatly appreciate and thank our students, staff, and families for their tremendous efforts in keeping the Falls City Public Schools in session for the entire 2020-2021 school year!

 Go Tigers,

 Tim Heckenlively, Superintendent