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Update to Families and Staff


Posted Date: 01/05/2021

Update to Families and Staff

January 19th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

Currently we have 6 student program staff unavailable for the remainder of this week. 

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

January 14th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There have been no other changes today.

Currently we have 6 student program staff unavailable. For next week we have 5 student program staff unavailable. 

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

January 13th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There have been 2 new employees added to the list of unavailable student program staff for the remainder of this week. There is also an update on the outlook for unavailable student program staff for next week.

Currently we have 7 student program staff unavailable for the remainder of this week. For next week we have 5 student program staff unavailable. 

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

 

January 10th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There have been no additional staff reported to be unavailable for next week. The current number of unavailable staff for next week is 6. 

We will be running the bus routes at their regularly scheduled times today. We look forward to having the students back on campus again!

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

 

January 9th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There have been no additional staff reported to be unavailable for next week. The current number of unavailable staff for next week is 6. 

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

 

January 8th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There have been no additional staff reported to be unavailable for next week. The current number of unavailable staff for next week is 6. 

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

January 7th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There has been one new student programs staff reported. This brings our total number of unavailable student programs staff to 6 for next week. The issue right now is that 5 of the 6 unavailable staff are from one department. We are making arrangements to make sure we have enough staff to properly care for students. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you all.

Thank you,

OSD Administrators

 

 

January 6th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,

There have been no additional staff reported to be unavailable for next week. The current number of unavailable staff for next week is 5. 

Thank you,

OSD Administration

 


January 5th, 2021

OSD Families and Staff,  

We wanted to take the opportunity to update you all on the current COVID-19 situation here at the OSD Sulphur campus. Some of you have felt the effect of our decision on Sunday, January 3rd, to delay in person school and continue virtual learning for this week.

We started off last week with very few cases reported on campus.  Education and Student Life administrators planned and revised plans to provide coverage for classrooms and dorms.  As the week went along the number of new cases grew faster than what we could have anticipated.  On Sunday morning we reached a limit of unavailable student program staff that no coverage plan was able to overcome.  This required us to close the Sulphur campus for another week despite trying so hard to make it work up to that point. 

*The student program staff in consideration include Student Life staff (dorm staff) and Instructional staff (teachers and teaching assistants).

How did we come to this decision?

In the programs that required staff to be with the students, we simply did not have enough staff to responsibly care for all students. The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority, and we were unable to sustain proper care for the students this week (Jan 3 - Jan 7).

We will be sending out updates each day this week to keep you all informed of the current situation and how next week may be affected. 

 
 

For the week of Jan 10 - Jan 14:

As of right now we will have 5 unavailable student programs staff.  This means we will be able to resume in person school next week if this number remains stable. 

*Again, we will inform you each day of the number of unavailable student programs staff for the week of Jan 10-Jan 14 and provide a brief and simple analysis for the likelihood of in person school next week for the Sulphur campus.

 
 

Thank you,

OSD Administrators