Dear Ranger Parents/Guardians:
Last night at the Board of Trustees meeting, PHS discussed Covid-19 related issues. The Board voted in favor of our recommendation to remain in an alternate day schedule, with increased onsite time for as many students as we can serve, while maintaining health and safety protocols related to Covid-19. Our rationale and a full description of A/B Plus Model is attached.
The A/B Plus model will allow continuity of education onsite instead of the yo-yo of onsite then offsite, which we have seen in neighboring districts. As we move into December and January, we will continue to monitor the indicators that inform our decisions about further expanding or suspending onsite instruction. A/B Plus remains in place (unless we were to go offsite due to transmission of Covid-19 within school) until January 15, 2021.
While far from perfect, we have a sustainable schedule, with students having the opportunity to learn the critical content they need to take them to their next educational steps. In our MAP testing this Fall, we continued to see growth in Reading skills (not the Covid slide) and in fact, grew our numbers of students who on track for achieving high college readiness scores (ACT 22 & 24+).
Parent/Teacher telephone calls will go into next week. If you haven't received a call by next Thursday (11-19), please call the office. If you are interested in your child coming in on their offsite day, please indicate this during conferences or email us.
Principals Scalia & Dust
As if COVID-19 wasn’t stressful enough… we have middle and high school students in our community being targeted and cyberbullied through anonymous accounts. We are working with law enforcement to attempt to shut down the sites.
This is absolutely unacceptable. Inappropriate content has been reported to Instagram. As well, law enforcement has reported the site to Instagram and continues to investigate and work on this. We encourage you to continue to report to Instagram and law enforcement.
We so appreciate the students and parents who are speaking out and speaking up!
September 2, 2020
Two faculty members at Park High School in Livingston are in isolation at home after testing positive for COVID-19.
The Montana State Health Lab reported the first result to the Park County Health Department on Tuesday evening. The Health Department tracing team, with help from the Livingston School District, has already contacted everyone in the school community who had been in close contact with the individual. They have all received appropriate quarantine instructions and will receive COVID-19 testing in the next 24 hours. Through the contact tracing process, an additional positive test result was found on Wednesday, and contact tracers are working to alert any additional contacts.
There will be no disruption to the rest of the students, faculty and staff at any other schools in the District.
“This is an unfortunate event but not unexpected,” said Dr. Laurel Desnick, Park County Health Officer. “Over the past several months, the Livingston School District has worked with the Park County Health Department for an event such as this. We appreciate the professionalism of the school administration at this difficult moment. It is a credit to their careful planning that the majority of students and staff are safe.”