As you have likely heard, today the governors office dismissed school for the next two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 16th. This is a big change from the press conference and direction we were given just yesterday. This is a dynamic, constantly evolving situation that we are navigating the best we can.
I am at this moment (Friday evening, 7:00 pm) at the district office attending meetings where decisions are in progress about what this will look like for all of us.
As soon as I am able, I will send out detailed information to all parents and will need your help to spread the word about this dismissal.
The tentative plan will be that teachers will need Monday and Tuesday to prepare At Home Learning opportunities for your students. This may include online learning, use of computer programs such as iReady, Raz-Kids, Imagine Learning and physical work packets that can be picked up at school. We will be sending out a lot more information about this over the next few days. We are hoping to have things up and ready by Wednesday to begin this new learning format.
We are also discussing how to provide Grab & Go breakfast and lunch options for students who may need meals during this dismissal. THIS WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY. Parents can call in to the school to let us know if your child would like a breakfast or a lunch or both (801-798-4480). Breakfast will be available from 8-9 am and lunch from 11 am-12 pm. The child will be charged for the meal just as they would on a regular day. Those on free or reduced lunch will continue to receive that service as normal. Students can pick up their meals at school and take them back home to eat. The school lunchroom will NOT be open.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. This situation is unprecedented and will require flexibility from all of us. However, I want to reassure our school community that an army of committed teachers, technicians and support staff will begin Monday morning to figure this all out. WE'VE GOT THIS! We love your kids and want to keep everyone safe and healthy through this crisis.
You will be hearing from the school first thing Monday morning with more direction.