1:37pm Report of a traffic accident at Winnie and Carson. All passengers are out of the vehicles – injuries appear minor.
Carson City School District’s Nutrition Services have been approved to provide free breakfast and lunch for all children aged 18 and under through June 2021.
Meals will continue to be provided at the student’s request on campus. Meals for the following day will also be available in grab-and-go style for students participating in the hybrid learning model where they attend school in-person twice weekly.
Monday through Friday meal boxes can be picked up between 9-11 a.m. for all full-time online remote learners at all Carson City School District school sites – except Pioneer High School. Parents or guardians may pick up meals without student(s) present. Parents and families must contact Nutrition Services at 775-283-2150 to sign up to pickup the meals or if they have additional questions.
The USDA has extended the free school meal program to millions of children nationwide. The program allows families in need to pick up free food from any convenient school campus, even if their child is not enrolled there. In the past, this program was only offered during summer months when school was not in session. Now it has been extended through June 30, 2021 (subject to change due to available funding).
Motorcyclist came on to Highway 50 from Sherman Lane. He accelerated onto the pavement and T-Boned a passing passenger car. The motorcyclist was sent sprawling across the pavement with considerable damage done to his motorcycle. He was conscious and talking to paramedics and transported to the hospital.
3:45pm A family argument at 39-hundred block of Gordon Street in Carson City. One person stabbed in the head and his body. Wounds were thought to require Careflight air ambulance services.
3:54pm Wounds evaluated. Careflight cancelled.
A mother of six children drowned Saturday evening in the middle of Lake Tahoe while her husband tried frantically to save her. Lake Tahoe Coast Guard reports that a family of 8, 6 kids and two adults, were out on the lake around 7pm, straight out from Zephyr Cove when the mother reportedly fell overboard without a life jacket. The father, wearing a life jacket, dove into the water after her. It’s unclear if the father made contact with the mother, but Tahoe-Douglas Fire-Rescue and Lake Tahoe Coast Guard report that the father was rescued and was suffering from extreme cold. Two hours later the mother’s body was retrieved from in the water, likely succumbing to hypothermia.
The children and their father were returned to shore. More details are expected soon.
8:25pm A glider pilot has crashed on the runway at Carson Tahoe Airport in Carson City. Fortunately pilot not injured. Firefighter crew says the glider came to a stop off the runway.
In-Person Learning to be Offered for Students Pre-K to Second Grade in CC – 3rd Grade & up unchanged
To start the second quarter of school, the Carson City School District is pleased to offer full, in-person, on-campus instruction for students Pre-K to second grade, four days a week, Tuesdays through Fridays. These students will no longer function within a cohort group. The first official day of this more traditional education model will begin Tuesday, Oct. 20.
For all students (at all grade levels) throughout the Carson City School District, Mondays will remain remote learning days. Students, both full-remote and in-seat, will check in with their homeroom teachers electronically and work independently throughout the school day.
Students in grades third through fifth will remain in their assigned cohort groups and will continue to receive instruction via the hybrid-blended learning model. Although discussions and considerations for all primary grades to return to a more traditional education model continue, no dates have been forecasted for a full return.
Any students and families who have elected full-remote instruction may continue to remain in the remote learning instruction model if they choose. The wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing between students is still expected.
Additional adjustments include playgrounds and playground equipment at elementary schools are to be open for use to students. Individual schools have the authority to establish protocols for recess times and equipment usage that will complement individual school schedules, operational and safety practices, staffing and social distancing restrictions.
“We feel confident in bringing more elementary students back to school safely and in compliance with government directives,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “I realize that these modifications represent a shift from how we began the school year; however, it is our desire and duty to find the methods and systems that will best address the academic needs of our students and families while living within the Pandemic. As governmental directions and social conditions change, our educational operations will also reflect these changes. We will continue to use the guidance and best practices suggested by national and state leaders in an effort to keep our students and staff safe.”
Other school district operational modifications include Pioneer High School opening their campus to all students immediately for additional academic support Tuesday through Friday. Interested students regardless of cohort group may be admitted to campus to attend specific classes, receive additional tutoring and/or social and emotional support.
Middle schools in the Carson City School District have also begun discussing and making plans to accommodate the safe return of sixth grade students to full, in-person, on-campus instruction in the near future. At this time no date has been set to make this change. However, the intent is to plan for sixth grade students to no longer participate in the assigned cohort groups, but to attend school remotely on Mondays and in-person Tuesdays through Fridays. As soon as student schedules can be adjusted, appropriate staffing secured and details refined, a date for implementation will be announced.
Carson High School is also examining and discussing potential modifications in preparation for the expansion of instructional opportunities for the second semester, beginning Monday, January 18, 2021.
If you’re headed up to Tahoe don’t expect to do any BBQ. 70 mile an hour winds out of the west over the mountain tops could create some pretty squirrely breezes down to or close to lake level. Forest Service officials say there is a Red Flag Warning at the lake for enormously dangerous fire conditions….mainly between 1pm and 8pm this afternoon and evening. No outdoor fires are permitted – even in a fire pit. Sparks drift prominently up from campfires and into the trees where they can set off a conflagration in minutes.
Picnicing with cold cuts will save Lake Tahoe.