Dear Lisbon Parent/Guardian and Staff:
During last night’s meeting, the Lisbon school board voted to re-instate the five-day week in-person model beginning with our second semester beginning January 19. The decision to eliminate Fridays for distance learning was based on data including a huge decrease in students/staff being isolated or in quarantine for Covid-19; Ransom county decrease in active positive cases; and relaxation of restrictions made by the Governor.
We know that this time has been challenging, and even frustration time for our staff, students, parents, and school community. Our mitigating practices of wearing facial coverings, physical distancing and washing hands must continue in order for us to stay in school and participate in activities. We also ask that if you do not feel well or you have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to Covid-19, please stay at home. If you have health concerns, please contact your private health provider. We are currently working with Ransom County public health to schedule vaccinations for our staff as school employees are considered essential employees in Tier I Group. Vaccinations will not be offered to our staff until those who are 65 years old or older receive the vaccine.
We appreciate your patience as we work with DPI, NDHSAA, and public health for further guidance. My goal will always be to keep our school communities continuously updated as our situation could change quickly. We are hoping that by late spring that our school and community can get back to some sense of normal. If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Steven L. Johnson, Superintendent
Lisbon Public Schools #19