COVID Update Plan Transition

COVID-19 Update: 9/28/2020 Plan Transition


Dear Panther Families, 

As mentioned in a previous statement, one or two symptoms as outlined by our district’s sick policy and COVID-19 Guidelines will send and keep staff home for 2 – 10+ days. This new, but very important protocol, and a lack of available staff and substitute teachers can put a district in a difficult situation, very quickly and this has proven to be true this week. 

Due to current staffing constraints, it has become necessary to move from Plan A (full capacity) to Plan C (full remote learning) for the remainder of this week, 9/29/2020-10/2/2020. We will resume Plan A on Monday, October 5th, 2020 pending the staffing issues have resolved. 

We do not enter into this decision lightly as we are aware of the difficult situation this places many of our Panther families in. However, we simply cannot run a school without a staff. 

We have a limited number of devices available for checkout. If your student will need a device, please text the school and let them know what pickup date/time works for you. Today from 2:30pm-3:30pm or tomorrow morning from 9:00am-10:00am.

As always, we appreciate your support as we navigate these unprecedented challenges. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

Be well, Panthers!


Melissa Schnitzmeier

Principal/Superintendent, Pioneer Elementary