Letter from Superintendent: 10/12/21

Letter from Superintendent: 10/12/21
Posted on 10/12/2021
Letter from Superintendent: 10/12/21

Redding School District Families,


I hope this message finds you and your family well.  The sounds of our students' laughter within our classrooms and on the playgrounds solidifies our purpose for keeping students in school.  Thanks for partnering with us to help educate your child.  


There have been many questions in regard to the Governor’s recent announcement that the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for students in the future.  There are some key pieces of information that need to be clarified about his announcement.


  • There currently is no mandate for full student vaccinations.  If this mandate moves forward then it will apply in July of 2022 for students twelve and older.

  • Personal belief exemptions and medical exemptions, as stated in his announcement, will be available.


The Redding School District is committed to serving our students and doing everything possible to support their learning.  As you may be aware, on August 11, 2021 a public health order mandated all school employees, volunteers, and service contractors to be fully vaccinated or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing by October 15, 2021.  We are working with all members of our community to comply with this mandate.  Unfortunately, we may run into staffing challenges. We have been working hard to offer a variety of choices in order to help staff comply with the legal mandate.  Regardless of these challenges, we will do our best to continue to innovate and maintain a high quality educational program for all students.


Finally, the Redding School District appreciates all the communication of support it has received over the past months and year.  Continuing to do our best to inform you of changing circumstances is a top priority.  We also recognize that closures are hardships for many families.   Know that we are committed to keeping the continuity of service for our students and making sure that our published school calendar is kept intact.  Our schools will be open every day this month as promised.


Robert Adams

Superintendent

Redding School District


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