Today, March 17, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We are working with the Kansas State Department of Education to develop alternative learning opportunities for all students and will share more information soon.
We understand the hardships a school closure places on our families as well as the social and emotional impact it may have on our students. Our district leadership team and Board of Education are developing a contingency plan. More details to follow on this by Friday evening, March 19th.
We are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors and how this will affect next school year. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available. We do not anticipate delivering any type of instruction to students prior to Monday, March 30, 2020.
We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. Please follow our district website at www.usd268.org.
As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19.
We will finish the school year going by the adopted school calendar.
Please be mindful of the following:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
- Please keep sick children at home.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Follow additional guidance from these sources:
- National Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
There is not another school community we would rather go through this with. There will still be school, it is just going to look different.
Mr. Grover, Superintendent of Schools and Marcia Kampling, President of the Board of Education