As SPPS continues to rush forward on the Stage 2 return to Hybrid, many members have questions about how educators, students and families will manage this transition safely. The broad, district-level plans shared with us do not include individual building and program-level details, leaving educators and parents feeling confused, concerned, and unheard.
Distance learning is challenging, and we all want to be back in our buildings with our colleagues and students. To return without building and program specific plans increases both the risk of increasing the number of cases in our schools, and the possibility of a hasty, unplanned return to Distance Learning as those cases rise.
Unable to find the specific answers they need on the district website, SPFE members have reached out to the SPPS Board of Education and Superintendent Joe Gothard for answers, and are sharing those questions, and the responses here.
We will continue to add letters and responses as they are shared. If you are an SPFE member, parent, or student and would like to share your letters/responses, please send them to activism@spfe28-org
- Bruce Vento Building Letter
- Response to Bruce Vento
- K-5 Arts Letter
- Response to K-5 Arts Letter
- Wellstone Elementary Letter
- Response to Wellstone Elementary
- Pre-K Letter
- Response to Pre-K
- Highland Park Elementary (no response received)
- Joan D. Bridgeview Letter
- Response to Joan D.
- Ashlee K. Obama Elementary Letter (no response received)
- Emily R. Ben E. Mays/Rondo/Saint Paul Music Academy Letter (no response received)
- Jackie C. Maxfield Letter (no response received)
- Nicole N. Adams Spanish Immersion Letter (response included)
- Rachel S. Highland Park Elementary Letter (no response received)
- Sarah B. Horace Mann Letter to Director Kopp (no response received)
- Sarah B. Horace Mann Letter to Superintendent Gothard (no response received)
- Jenny L. Saint Paul Music Academy Letter (response included)