Letter from Compass E.D. Kristi Baird-Start of School, Safety Protocols

Last Updated: Jul, 16, 2021|Published On: Jul, 16, 2021|Categories: COVID Updates, Education, Learning Resources|

Dear Compass Families,

I hope you’ve enjoyed a restful and fun summer break. We are looking forward to welcoming students back to our school buildings for the 2021-22 school year next week on Wednesday, July 21.  We can’t wait to see all of their smiling faces! Thank you for entrusting us with your child and allowing us to prepare them for lifelong success.

As all students return to an in-person learning environment, we remain committed to the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, we will continue implementing COVID-19 safety procedures until further notice, including requiring social distancing measures; encouraging good hygiene practices; and regularly disinfecting our school buildings.

While the CDC recently loosened its mask guidelines, we decided to maintain our mask requirement for students, teachers and any other individuals who enter a Compass building. We believe that masking is still necessary, as children under the age of 12 – the age group of the majority of Compass students – are unable to be vaccinated. Additionally, many young people over the age of 12 remain unvaccinated. But most importantly, adhering to this extra precaution demonstrates our schools’ commitment to safety as well as our core values of respect, wisdom, courage and servant leadership. Wearing masks allows us to keep others safe – better serving and respecting those around us.

The social and emotional welfare of Compass students remain just as important to us as their physical health and well-being. As a reminder, we have licensed school counselors on all campuses ready to work with any student who might require additional support and encouragement during this transitional period of returning back to our school buildings.

Once again, thank you for your continued support of your Compass school and your dedication to our Compass family. I look forward to seeing you all, and if you have any questions about the upcoming school year, please contact your school’s office.


Kristi Baird

Executive Director