Lafayette Superintendent Jennifer Cenatiempo announced a normal, full-time, in-person start to the school year.
School will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with classes to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., five days a week.
Cenatiempo cited the governor’s executive order mandating that masks be worn by all students, staff, and visitors to start the school year.
She said three-foot distancing between students will be observed throughout the day. Students will use their lockers, with increased daily cleaning and disinfecting throughout the building.
Hand sanitizing stations will be in place, temperature scans will be conducted, and fog sanitization done at night, when the building is unoccupied.
Cenatiempo said two nurses’ offices will be open to students this year, the second to be used for sick students.
“If a student has to be quarantined due to a Covid-19 diagnosis for 10 to 14 days, the student will be able to attend school remotely,” Cenatiempo said. “All students are required to wear masks on all buses.”
“We will continue to refine our plans over the coming weeks as additional guidance is shared,” she said. :Let’s focus on the positive and the things we can control, how we can help our students, and let’s build on our success because we were open full time last year and everyone did great.”
Cenatiempo also announced that she is leaving the school.
“It’s been a great five years, and I am humbled and grateful to have served,” she said. “My heart will always be with Lafayette School.”
“It’s been a great five years, and I am humbled and grateful to have served. My heart will always be with Lafayette School.” Superintendent Jennifer Cenatiempo