Coronavirus and Education: Tallahassee Classical Charter School Forges Ahead for Fall Term Start

Hello Archers Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support and patience as our Board and administration have been working diligently not only to open a brand new public charter school, but traverse the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Information regarding reopening schools for the fall is being published daily and continues to change quickly.

Last Monday July 6th, Commissioner Corcoran and Governor Desantis released an Emergency Order about reopening schools in August. Charter schools in Florida are tasked with creating an opening plan unique to their student needs and submitting it to the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) by July 31st. The template for opening plans was released on Saturday, July 11th. Classical’s team had already been hard at work crafting a plan that not only reflected guidance from medical and government recommendations, but took into consideration the feedback provided by Archer families, teachers, and partners. We are pleased to report that our draft plan falls in line with the expectations set forth by FDOE. 

Our aim is to provide our COVID-19 Opening Plan to you within the next few days. This plan will include two options; distance/remote learning and traditional in-class learning. Families will be asked to complete the Return to School Intent Survey which will open as soon as the plan is released. The deadline for this survey is Wednesday, July 29 at 6 p.m. and will commit each scholar attending Classical in the fall to one of the two options.

Faculty and staff reported to school this past Friday, and have already begun to engage in content and distance learning training. New student orientation is in development and we look forward to setting a date for students and families to attend. Our ribbon cutting event is set for July 30 at 4:30pm. More information regarding the event is coming soon.

We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work together to support our scholars in their educational journey. We have faced challenges before and will continue to face them together as a mission-minded community in pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. We are committed to providing a world-class, classical education to our Archers this fall. 

Respectfully yours,

Adrienne K. Campbell


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