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Parent and Community Message
Laura Kagy
Friday, February 12, 2021

Seneca East - Vaccine Communication

On Thursday, Feb. 25, our school staff will receive the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, followed by the second dose on Thursday, March 18. The opportunity to receive the vaccine is a day many of us have been waiting for, and is an important step in our return to normalcy. 

As a result, we’ve made the decision to transition to remote learning on February 25-26 and March 18-19. This will allow staff time to get their vaccine and recover from any side effects. A contributing factor to the decision to return to at-home learning on these days is that substitutes are not widely available as they are receiving vaccinations on the same day.  A slight increase in absenteeism due to vaccine side effects could result in unplanned school closures, putting our families in an even more difficult position. 

As we’ve learned throughout the pandemic, even our best-laid plans could change. If anything unforeseeable arises with the arrival of the vaccine, we will communicate these changes to our staff, students and families as soon as possible. 

We appreciate everyone's continued flexibility and support as we work to keep our staff and students healthy and in the classroom.