Please note that the district anticipates changes to this plan. This is a fluid environment and thus the solution must be fluid, as well. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.
July 9, 2020
Dear Tiger Families,
We appreciate your patience as we have been working to create a safe plan to welcome students back for the upcoming school year. Since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CGPS leaders have consulted with local health officials to make decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our entire school community. We realize that it’s important for us to take certain precautions as we reopen, so we can stay open as long as possible.
The CGPS Re-entry Plan Fall 2020 was developed based on health and safety recommendations from the CDC and the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, along with feedback from families and staff members. Families will be given the option of in-person instruction or online learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Those wishing to enroll their child in all online learning may do so by filling out this online application by July 31, 2020. In-person learning will include a number of online elements to help ease the transition to all virtual learning should the District be required to close in the future due to COVID-19 or any other emergency.
View the entire CGPS Re-entry Plan Fall 2020, which outlines the following topics, among others, in greater detail:
- Early Childhood Programs
- Elementary and Middle School Academic Plan
- Secondary Academic Plan
- Special Education and Section 504
- English Learners
- Screenings and Triage
- General Cleaning Procedures
- Student Transportation
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to help answer initial questions you may have. Look for more information from individual buildings as we get closer to the first day of school, which is set for Monday, August 24, 2020.
While we don’t know what the new school year holds, we realize the importance of being flexible. We will continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students, staff and entire school community based on the information we have at the time. Thank you for entrusting us to educate your children.