"As we move through the month of February it is our hope that many of our staff will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine," he added. Based on which vaccine they receive the time between inoculations can be either three or four weeks. It is important to know that the Center for Disease Control identified K-12 teachers and staff as essential workers and we are next on the list to receive the vaccine."
GLCPS is tentatively scheduled to begin its hybrid model on March 1st, however, cases will need to dramatically decrease. Fortunately, the building is prepared to welcome students when the time is right. Desks are placed six feet apart, the rooms are continuously being cleaned even though no one is in them, and each room has an air purifier, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizers. Ongoing conversations are being held with our food service staff regarding the distribution of breakfast and lunch. Meetings are held several times a week with the GLCPS Hybrid Committee to address transportation, absenteeism, tardiness and other issues students and staff return to the building.
"I cannot stress enough how important your support has been throughout this most difficult time," said Dr. Furtado. "We must now remain vigilant knowing that we are approaching the end of this nightmare. Please stay safe, wear your mask, socially distant and most of all STAY STRONG! "