COVID19 Updates

Article date: March 17, 2020

by Dave Hale


 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 hardship 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 will be developing an educational strategy that will best serve our students and community including how to provide breakfast and lunch for our students.

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. Per KSDE guidelines, we do not anticipate delivering any type of instruction to students prior to Monday, March 30th. When we do resume instruction, it will look very different than it looked before spring break but we have not yet determined the delivery method. Administration and staff will be working through the week of March 23rd to develop a plan and we will communicate that to you as soon as our work is complete. It also very likely that through this process we will be asking for community input to coordinate some challenging logistical issues.

We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. We will keep you informed through emails sent through the Coyote Tracks email list, the community call system, and our school Facebook page. Feel free to call the school (785-943-5222) or Mr. Hale (785-821-6123) directly at any time if you have questions.

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.