Whitewater Valley Elementary School News

August "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: August 2, 2020
Super Chat

The August edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast.

In this episode, Superintendent John Hamstra explains the thought process behind SLSD's Return to School plan for this fall - from the parent survey that was sent out to gauge families' opinions on in-person versus remote learning this fall, to the guidelines received from State and local health officials - all of which shaped the educational options now in place.  Mr. Hamstra also explains the busing procedures and temperature checks as students board our buses and enter the schools.  Contingency plans and procedures for positive cases are also explained.

Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes describes the 100% Virtual Instruction model which parents could select for their children, including the differences between this digital platform and the "brain bags" from last spring.

Athletic Director Mark Meibers gives the latest updates on the status of the fall sports season.

*It should be noted that all information was current as of the recording date of the podcast in late July, and is subject to change at any time based on updated information from the State and local health agencies.

Mr. Hamstra also gives an update on the constructions projects - both the new schools and the athletic renovations. 

Be sure to follow Mr. Hamstra on Twitter @SLSDSuper for the very latest highlights from throughout the district.