Important COVID-19 Update: Staff Vaccination

Important COVID-19 Information: Staff Vaccination Feb. 3 & 24
Posted on 01/27/2021
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On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Lakota Superintendent Matthew Miller shared the following email update with staff and parents regarding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination to staff:

Dear Lakota Parents and Guardians,


This week we received the news that Lakota employees will have the option to receive their COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, Feb. 3. This is exciting news for us and something that we have been waiting to hear.


Lakota will be partnering with Kroger to vaccinate not only our employees, but also staff in other school districts in our county. Kroger has asked that Lakota West High School be used for this vaccination clinic Feb. 3-4.


Please make note of this important information:

  • Feb. 3: No school for all Lakota students, including VLO, so that staff can receive their vaccine if they choose;

  • Feb. 4: In-person learning returns for all schools except Lakota West’s main campus and VLO continues as normal;

  • Feb. 4: Lakota West main campus in-person students shift to remote learning;

  • Feb. 5: In-person learning continues for all in-person Lakota students.


As you may know, the COVID-19 vaccines require a second dose. This has already been scheduled for Feb. 24-25. 

  • Feb. 24: No school for all Lakota students, including VLO, so that staff can receive the second dose of the vaccine, if needed;

  • Feb. 25: In-person learning returns for all schools except Lakota West’s main campus and VLO continues as normal;

  • Feb. 25: Lakota West main campus in-person students shift to remote learning;

  • Feb. 26: In-person learning continues for all in-person Lakota students.


While I know that an unexpected school closure can be difficult for some families, it is my hope that the advance notice will be helpful with your planning. It’s important for our staff to receive the vaccine so that we can maintain in-person learning the entire school year. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.  


Sincerely,


Matthew J. Miller
Superintendent