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Message From The Superintendent

Now that the 2019-2020 school year is finished, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation to the Fairfield Community for your patience, flexibility, and support over the last number of months. The challenges and uncertainties, fueled by continual changes, were met by positive attitudes of perseverance as we addressed issues and were able to successfully finish out the school year.

Looking forward, it is my hope to re-open our school in some capacity, and on-time on August 12th. With that goal in mind, staff and parents are holding meetings to discuss and plan for that eventuality. We will work together and move forward to reach the point of re-opening our schools.

I’ve learned that there are no simple solutions to complicated problems. Re-opening our schools is one of those complicated problems. Indiana will not have fully recover economically before the children go back to school.  This is going to be tougher than many people realize. Some students, parents or employees may be reluctant to start school due to the fear of a safe environment. We must do our best to make everyone feel safe, and have safeguards in place to address these fears.

We will not just open the school doors, and then hope for the best. Hope is not a strategy. Fairfield Community Schools will be developing new procedures on how to handle a variety of situations, and then teach these procedures to our students and caring staff.  This will require change, but we will move forward to address these crucial issues so we can provide a safe learning environment.

Again, it is our hope and intent to return to some order and normalcy for our Fairfield families and for Fairfield Community Schools to re-open this fall. We appreciate your faith and patience with us as we work through this process.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Dr. Robert Evans

Superintendent