Teaching and Learning Will Continue!
As you are certainly aware, Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students.
We are working on a contingency plan, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students.
· March 23 – USD 405 students will not report back to school.
· March 23-27 – USD 405 staff will begin developing a “continuous learning plan” for our students.
· March 30 – School officials and teachers will have communicated continuation of learning plans to all parents and students.
· USD 405 will continue to provide food service for all students as previously noted. Please use the link to request breakfast and lunch during regular school days.
Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors, how this will affect next school year and what impact this will have on our employees. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available.
We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. This will include updates we receive from the Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, and any other governmental agency. We will continue to post information on our social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter), school website (usd405.com) and through Thrillshare and IC Parent Portal.
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 as it is also referred to.
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: