Update on staff vaccinations

Posted by Forest Lake Area Schools on 2/8/2021 1:15:00 PM

Dear Families,

Last week we shared with you that we had been offered the opportunity for all of our staff to be vaccinated on Friday, Feb. 12th. We also added a day of distance learning for our elementary students in order to accommodate this. 

The vaccines for this clinic will be provided by Washington County Public Health and today we learned that the county did not receive as many doses as they had predicted, and will only be able to provide vaccinations for a portion of our staff members.

Since we have already adjusted the elementary schedule to provide distance learning on Friday, February 12th, we will be prioritizing our elementary staff members to receive the vaccine that day. This will minimize the need for any future disruptions in school schedule or staffing from any future vaccination opportunities. This will also protect our staff members who work with age groups that are least able to maintain social distancing.

While we are disappointed that we won’t receive the full-district vaccinations we had been promised, we are grateful for any opportunity to provide vaccinations for our staff, as it will be a key factor in our ability to provide seamless, in-person services for our students.

February 12th will remain a distance learning day for all students. Elementary classroom teachers will communicate later in the week with families and students with the learning assignments and expectations for that day.

Steve Massey, Superintendent