Back-to-School Launch Video

School District Shares Informative Back-to-School Launch Video
Posted on 08/13/2020
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The Carson City School District has prepared and shared a Back-to-School Launch Video with all its teachers and employees, which details out the various nuances and changes associated in going back to school in Carson City this year.

With the start of the Fall 2020 school year, hindered by a pandemic, school officials said things will look a bit different. The video offers a series of short interviews with specialists and district leaders who provide additional insight and answers to many of the questions parents, teachers and community members may have or are concerned with the return to school.

The video begins with Superintendent Richard Stokes removing a mask prior to speaking. He continues by saying “As you can see, this is a year that is going to be different from others. If you’re a veteran, returning teacher; some things will look a little like school. If you are new to the district or if you are new to the profession, things may not be as you have expected. Regardless, I am excited to see you and welcome you back…So welcome back to this exciting [school] year. To this year that will be different. To this year that will change.”

After the introduction from Mr. Stokes, the video continues to feature interviews with the following professionals discussing specificities surrounding many Frequently Asked Questions for parents and community members as well as Frequently Asked Questions for Staff.

  • Mike Walker, president of the Carson City School District Board of Trustees
  • Andrew Feuling, director Fiscal Services for the Carson City School District
  • Mark Korinek, director of Operations for the Carson City School District
  • Ann Cyr, risk manager for the Carson City School District
  • Sheila Story, RN and Chief Nurse for the Carson City School District
  • Cheri Fletcher, director of Transportation for the Carson City School District
  • Elizabeth Snyder, director of Nutrition for the Carson City School District
  • Dr. Jose Delfin, associate superintendent and director of Human Resources
  • Tasha Fuson, associate superintendent and director of Educational Services

Some of the topics addressed in this video include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • When will school start?
  • How will elementary schools function?
  • How has education and funding been impacted in Nevada?
  • What cleaning enhancements will be done in schools?
  • How frequently will air exchanges occur in the classrooms?
  • What safety protocols are in place for students and employees?
  • How will buses and transportation social distance students?
  • What changes will students see in the cafeteria?
  • What about water fountains?
  • Will students receive breakfast and lunch on days they are not physically in school?
  • What professional learning is being offered for teachers?

Additional information related to the above topics can also be found on the school district’s website at CarsonCitySchools.com.

For broadcast and other news reporters:

All videos, b-roll footage and interviews with these leaders and administrators from the Carson City School District will be made available upon request. Please text, call or email the district’s Public Information Officer Dan Davis, 775-247-6442, 775-283-2027, ddavis@carson.k12.nv.us.