Dear Mac Community,

This morning, all principals were called to meet with district leadership to discuss important data regarding COVID-19 as hospitalizations rise and cases increase. After consultation with Dr. Marc Escott regarding the rising number of COVID cases, we are highly encouraging families to keep students home to learn remotely for the remainder of this week in an effort to curb the COVID-19 cases around Austin and ease the pressure placed on our hospitals.

We are committed to providing on-campus instruction to students who have a high need to learn on campus. We are also limiting the number of staff members who will be on campus at one time. Students who have a critical need to be on campus may not have access to their assigned teacher in-person but will be able to get help from a highly qualified teacher in their subject area. All students will continue to meet virtually with their teacher regardless. Some of our classrooms will be held outside and we may need to move lunch outdoors for safety purposes. Any student needing to come to McCallum for in-person instruction should plan to bring a warm jacket.

We will continue to work with the health officials to determine campus needs while Austin remains in Stage 5. We are a close-knit community and we greatly appreciate your support as we navigate rising health concerns around our city. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. Together, we will get through this! We will continue to keep you informed as new or changing information arises.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support,

Nicole Griffith
Interim Principal
McCallum High School

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