COVID-19 District Communication
September 9, 2021
Dear Jamestown School Community,
I would like to welcome everyone back after a beautiful Rhode Island summer. As we enter another school year with the need to keep everyone healthy and safe from COVID-19 I want to reassure you that our learning environments will continue to be a safe place for our students and staff.
We will continue to foster the same guiding principles as we did last year.
- We will put the health and safety of our students, staff, and community first;
- We will be transparent;
- We will provide rational leadership focused on problem solving;
- We will be equitable;
- We will listen with an open mind and be respectful; and
- We will foster a collaborative approach that values a variety of thoughts and input of other stakeholders
It is our hope with the eased RI Department of Health restrictions we will return to a more comfortable and fluid learning environment. We learned and experienced last year that being in school in-person 5 days a week is what is best for our students and staff. We will continue to implement the same cleaning and disinfecting procedures as we did last year. We will continue to use the recommended Merv-13 filters in our schools for appropriate ventilation in the classrooms. We will sustain efficient air filtration throughout the year. It is our priority to keep our facilities clean, healthy, and safe to provide the optimal learning environment for our students as well as the optimal work environment for our staff.
Jamestown School Department believes the delivery of instruction must remain consistent with rigorous expectations, in establishing a strong approach for developing relationships with students and families, and providing opportunities to engage with families, students, and staff as partners in providing a high quality education.
I do appreciate your support and patience as we all come back to school this Fall. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Kenneth A. Duva, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
(401)423-7020 x103 - Office