UPDATE: March 19, 2020

Article date: March 19, 2020

by Dave Hale


 Weskan Community,

Just a quick update on what's going on with school. As of now, we are administratively in the basic design process for what school will look like from now until the end. Teachers will be in the building next week in small group settings that comply with KDHE guidelines and we will start hammering out a design that is unique to each grade level and subject area. We were originally planning some sort of combo between face to face and online but the more info we get from the State, the more concern I have for the face to face piece to be sustainable. Things are changing so fast that what might have been allowable yesterday doesn't work today. I fear that if we don't just jump into a format that combines virtual and packets to take home we will be back at square one and doing a complete redesign next week. We realize there are challenges with this approach.

Later today you will be getting a survey from us that will help us understand the challenges and help us develop a plan to address them. Please do the survey as quickly as you can to give us some time to compile the results. We ask that you be flexible and allow all of the staff a little grace and understanding as we work through this. None of us have ever done this before and there will be bugs. Please feel free to talk to us about your challenges.

We understand this is not an easy situation for your family or this community. Rest assured That Weskan has an awesome staff that will always keep the best interests of your kids at heart as we go through this. It will not be perfect but we will do our best.

Take Care and stay healthy!!