All at ONE10 did a great job of celebrating “WE Are ONE10 Day” on Monday. January 10th is a great day to reflect and be thankful for our wonderful school district.
The ONE10 school community is so fortunate to have such wonderful staff, students and parents. Thanks for taking the time to find joy and celebrate during “WE Are ONE10 Day”.
Gratitude to All at ONE10
It’s been a crazy week at ONE10. We are seeing the Covid outbreak reach levels we have never seen before. With this latest outbreak, the challenge of having enough staff in front of students has been completely exhausting. I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU as we all want this pandemic to be over and ONE10 employees continue to deliver the best. Thank You!!
Covid Numbers Highest in ONE10 History
As you are all aware, we are seeing our highest Covid numbers on record. Currently, we have over 300 reported positive cases for January and we are only half way through the month. Our highest previously was 179 cases in November 2021. With this outbreak, it is vital that we all do our part to keep each other safe. The new mitigation strategies increases are put in place to help, and hopefully, we see some improvement. We are seeing how the Omicron variant is highly contagious and moves through a community fast. You can see how the Covid numbers in Carver County are showing the outbreak. I think we are in for a rocky road ahead, yet we will get through this together. Because WE Are ONE10!!
Impactful School Board Meeting
On Monday night the school board had a very impactful meeting. I am very proud of the in-depth conversation the school board members had to determine the best plan for ONE10 moving forward. All opinions were discussed and the school board demonstrated very good governance work to create the plan approved. The school board made decisions to increase Covid mitigations, implement the new CDC isolation/quarantine guidance and approved the new OSHA ETS policy.
Important Message to staff…The OSHA ETS authority to enforce the unvaccinated to masks and supply weekly testing has been placed on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since all ONE10 are masking through 1/31, this is a non-issue right now. We will update you more once we know more. At this time, it is expected that the school board will remove Policy 491 that enforces the OSHA ETS at the January 31 school board meeting and staff will not need to mask or supply weekly testing as required by the ETS come February.
The new plans have been communicated and are posted on our website. Throughout this pandemic there is no playbook to keep all students and staff safe, yet we continue to make decisions to do our best for safety.
Polar Plunge is Scheduled for Lake Waconia on February 12th
ISD ONE10 has had great participation in the Polar Plunge for almost a decade. So much so that the MN Polar Plunge organizers have placed a plunge sight at Lake Waconia, now on year two. We have high hopes that this will be our biggest year yet at ONE10. This year we are doing things a bit different. ONE 10 is implementing programming to become a Unified Champion District, therefore each school will have their own "polar plunge team". Anyone wanting to plunge as part of ONE10, can join the team for their own school. Please reach out to your building Polar Plunge organizer to get involved.
The money raised for each school will be going directly back to the Unified Champion program at that school - each school keeps 50% of the total amount they raise! Money raised from this plunge will also be going to the Waconia Inclusive Playground. There are so many initiatives that each school will be implementing in the upcoming year for our students, and all the money raised through the Polar Plunge will help create some awesome experiences for some even more awesome students!
Plunge Date: Saturday, February 12th
Where: Lake Waconia Regional Park
Time: TBD - time slots will be released about 1 week prior to the plunge