Return to School Update & Employee Survey

Superintendent Matthew Haas

Dear Colleagues:

You are very much on my mind these days.

One truth that our community relearned since the COVID-19 shutdown on March 13 is that you can close buildings and bus routes, even such special events as graduation, but student learning growth and development still goes on. That’s because of what each of you have contributed to our students and families and to our mission. That hasn’t closed down.

I continue to admire your dedication and professionalism and I want you to know how important it is to me that our division take every possible action to protect your health and safety this school year. We will not open buildings without that assurance.

I hope you might have a few minutes to watch a short video message from me about this critically important subject:

As we continue to add to and improve our plans for keeping you safe when you return to school, please help us meet our commitment to you by sharing your concerns, needs or questions about returning to work through this survey:

Return to School Employee Survey

The survey will close on Wednesday, July 22, at 11:59 p.m.

The survey references the video recording of the July 9 school board meeting, during which Deputy Superintendent Debora Collins and Chief Operating Officer Rosalyn Schmitt updated board members on the progress of our return to school plan. (The agenda item addressing “School Year Scheduling Considerations and Scenarios” begins at the 1:29:28 mark.)

Thank you for being such an important part of the lives of so many families, children and colleagues, including me.

Stay safe,


Matthew S. Haas, Ed.D.