A NOTE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT
As we enter the final stretch of this unprecedented and unusual school year, I am hopeful of more normality on the horizon. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in so many ways, but we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. More and more teachers and employees have received vaccinations. Our 7th and 8th graders were reintroduced to a more traditional education model where they attend school in-person, 4-days per week, while students at Carson High School remain in a hybrid model through the remainder of the school year. But we do look forward to the possibilities of normal “school as usual” for the coming 2021-2022 school year. We will continue to monitor the health conditions at the regional and local levels and will work collaboratively with government and industry leaders to help keep students and staff safe.
With the Governor’s announcement to return to full occupancy June 1, I am pleased with Carson High School’s decision to host an in-person graduation ceremony Sat., June 5. I was also glad to hear Carson High’s ability to host Prom for seniors who have endured so much this past year. As we press forward, we have plenty to celebrate and there is much to accomplish these last two weeks. I want to thank all of you for your service and commitment to our students and their families. I appreciate all that you do and am grateful to work alongside of each of you as we help to prepare our next generation of leaders.
Superintendent, Carson City School District
CARSON HIGH SCHOOL IN-PERSON GRADUATION SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Carson High School will host a traditional in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021, Saturday, June 5, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the football field. Attendees will be able to sit in the bleachers and other areas will be available such as grass areas and the outside edge of the football field. Attendees must wear a mask and are encouraged to sit with their families or selected pods. The high school asks that families/pods socially distance from each other.
Please remember that if the community health status takes a turn for the worse and the City or State guidance changes, Carson High School will have to adapt graduation plans to match health directives and expectations. More info here.
MASKS REQUIRED THROUGH REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
It is good news to hear the CDC has eased outdoor and indoor mask-wearing guidance. We are hopeful of more normality on the horizon. However, to be more fully clear for our parents, families, employees and educators, the Carson City School District will continue to follow the health and safety protocols that currently exists within the district and the COVID-19 Mitigation Transition Plan set forth by the Carson City Board of Supervisors. Therefore, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, masks will continue to be required indoors and where individuals are unable to socially distance, regardless of vaccination status.
Face coverings must be worn on all school campuses and sites, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors. By taking this step, there will be less disruption to the school day and we can continue with the classroom habits that we have learned this year. We will revisit the plan this summer and make any necessary changes prior to the start of school, but we do look forward to the possibilities of normal “school as usual” for the coming 2021-2022 school year. For more information, please contact the Carson City School District at 775-283-2100.
NO MAKE UP DAYS REQUIRED FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR STUDENTS
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce it meets or exceeds the minimum number of minutes taught per day, and in turn, students will not be required to make up the days lost due to a weather-related school cancellation at the end of the school year. The last day of school for students will remain Thursday, June 3. Teachers and staff, however, must return to school June 4, 7 and 8 to fulfill their contracts and receive professional development.
After reviewing CCSD’s submitted calendar revisions for the 2020-2021 school year, the Nevada Department of Education (NDOE) determined CCSD to be in compliance with NAC 387.120. NDOE formally approved the missed days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, September 15, 16 and 18, 2020 as well as Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 27, 28 and 29, 2021) and, based upon the annual instructional time, counted them as ‘days in session’ for the calendar school year 2020-2021.