This is Dr. Shoemaker with a COVID19 Update. New Castle Schools will be back in session for both brick and mortar and virtual instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19th. Please know that this decision is largely contingent upon the number of staff quarantined from each of our schools. Currently, the number of staff quarantined is very low, but this data can change quickly. We will notify you of any changes through call-outs and text messages. Please make sure to opt-in for the text messages through the SMS option of School Messenger. Parents, we understand that you may wish to keep your child on our virtual platform for the next few weeks and that is certainly fine. If you wish to do so, please communicate with your teacher and principal of such plans today or tomorrow. You will also receive a call out from your child’s principal with further information today. Lastly, we will work with the Health Department to inform you of vaccine options for your family when vaccines become available. We look forward to seeing students back in schools and we thank you for your continuous support and patience.