March 20, 2020
At the recommendation of Governor Andy Beshear, our district has made the decision to extend the closure of our district through Friday, April 17, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. This cancellation extends to all school events and activities, and trips are cancelled.
I understand that this decision affects not only our students, but their families as well. It is still our hope, and the hope of school districts across Kentucky, to return to school so that students can have the proper end to the school year they deserve. We know this time has been tough for everyone involved, but we are all in this together, and we will get through it.
We are working with our educators on the creation of 10 additional NTI days that would get us through Friday, April 17. Our teachers, counselors, bus drivers and food service staff will continue to make personal connections with students through video classrooms, providing meals, and making phone calls to ensure they know we support them. More information on how these materials will be distributed will be announced in the coming days. If you have questions about the material, your teachers are available every day by phone, email or video chat to assist you.
Our district will still be providing free meals to anyone 18 and younger as we have since this event began. A list of serving locations and schedules is posted at www.dcps.org Meals will continue to be provided over the Spring Break week from March 30 - April 3.
I need to reinforce that all families need to practice social distancing and to avoid large crowds and public places at the recommendation of state health officials to help prevent the spread of this virus. It is very important for everyone to do their part so that life can get back to normal as quickly as possible. I know it isn’t easy to distance yourself from friends and loved ones, but the more we distance ourselves now, the sooner we can be reunited.
We will continue to keep our families informed as more information is provided. If you have questions, contact Central Office at 270-852-7000.
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