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Family & Community Letters
February is here and it is always a special time of the year as the days are noticeably longer and we gain over four minutes each day.
February is an important month for CCSD as the district begins making our initial preparations for the upcoming school year. During the February 24, 2021 CCSD School Board meeting, the CCSD Board will revise our FY 2021 budget which provides us the opportunity to tighten our budget projections based on our actual revenues and expenditures to date. This budget revision also serves as the first step in our FY 22 budget development process because we have a much stronger sense of how our actual revenues and expenditures have changed during the school year, providing us with a stronger sense of how we need to budget for the upcoming school year.
As we complete our first month of the new year, we have so much to be thankful for especially when we compare our current context with the rest of our state and nation. We have been extremely fortunate on POW during this pandemic to only have experienced 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date with zero active, confirmed cases within the last 14 days. On top of this positive data, our island medical providers have been doing an outstanding job vaccinating our community members and we already have more than a quarter of our adult island population vaccinated. We definitely have a lot to celebrate and have enjoyed the privilege of having our schools fully open all year, except for a two week period after the Thanksgiving break.
As we begin a new calendar year we are also preparing for the start of the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Thursday, January 14, 2021 is the official end date for our first semester and there will be no school on Friday, January 15, 2021 for our teacher work day.
With the Thanksgiving break behind us and as we near our December winter break, it’s important to slow down and take stock of all that is going well in our worlds. These are definitely difficult times as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the personal and professional impacts the virus has enforced upon each of us. Despite the impacts each of us has had to endure due to the pandemic, CCSD is thankful for the opportunity we are afforded to partner with our parents/guardians, the City of Craig, Craig Tribal Association, and our partner school districts to collaboratively develop the strongest educational opportunities for our students.
The holiday season is almost upon us with Thanksgiving just two weeks away followed quickly by our December winter break. This is always a busy time for families as we all prepare for the holiday season; it is also a busy time for CCSD as we’ve been addressing some major district initiatives.