We were notified last night that the soft closure of schools will continue through Friday, May 1. Our teachers have been preparing for this contingency and will have appropriate online learning ready for students through May 1. As this process continues for the next several weeks, we encourage you to create a daily schedule for your children to help them better maintain good study habits and adjust to this dramatic change.
In addition, our food service workers have been exceptional in preparing lunches for children. There were a few hiccups on the first day of delivery, but we are hoping to have all of the bugs worked out of the system and things should continue to get better and better. Yesterday, on the first day, we passed out more than 9,000 free grab-and-go lunches to children. We look forward to seeing your students again today and will continue to perfect this system for our community.
Now, more than ever, we need to come together as a community to help each other. The old adage says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” We need your help to look out for not only your own children, but also the children that may be struggling in our community. Students who perhaps didn’t have many friends or used to eat lunch alone will feel even more isolated and cut off. Please reach out to your neighbors, lend a hand, help someone, and just be a friend. Thank you for your support of our students!
Superintendent of Schools
Washington County School District