In order to allow for appropriate physical distancing and to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the ConVal School District’s Reopening Plan envisioned the installation of tents to create outdoor learning spaces.
On August 4, the ConVal School Board unanimously voted to approve the Reopening Plan as presented and authorized the SAU to contract with Monadnock Tent to have the required tents installed at all elementary, middle, and high school locations in time for the students’ first day of school. The process of installing tents on multiple sites is taking the vendor longer than anticipated.
The district has been working closely with Monadnock Tent and local officials to work through the inspection and issuance of permits to ensure that the outdoor classrooms are ready for student and staff use. The district has also contracted with SFC Engineering to further assure that the outdoor classrooms are ready for use.
While we are working to have the outdoor classroom spaces ready as soon as possible, not all the tents will be ready by the scheduled reopening date. Therefore, starting on September 8, students in grades PreK-6 who have opted for in-person instruction will be able to return for in-person instruction and in-school services.
Most students in grades 7-12 will start the school year remotely. Priority students in grades 7-12 who have been identified based on factors such as internet access and needed services will be invited to return for in-person instruction and in-school services.
We will be updating you regularly as more tents become available for use, and we are able to welcome all students PreK-12 who have opted for in-person instruction back to our school campuses.