July 7, 2020
Dear SOMSD Family,
Our School District recognizes the importance of hearing and weighing parental voices as we work on reopening in the fall. Toward this end, The Parenting Center will begin the process of assembling a parent feedback panel on reopening our schools. In the next week, we will send an email/SMS text with an application form for any parents/guardians who are interested in being involved with the Parent Panel for Reopening School. We seek to gather a diverse and representative group, so once application responses have been received (due date to be provided), a lottery system will be used to choose two-panel members from each school and SEPAC to serve as part of the parent panel.
The panel will meet with Superintendent, Dr. Taylor twice during the summer and will function much like a focus group sharing responses to options that he will be presenting. In addition to the Parent Panel application form, the District will also be emailing a “Return to School 2020″ survey to families on Tuesday, July 7, to provide an opportunity for all families to share their individual feedback.
We look forward to the Panel meetings and the results of the survey – both will make an important contribution to the planning process for our District’s reopening in the fall.
Please look for an email from the district in the next week with more information.