students. Education staff and school administrators are also expected to be out of school
buildings until March 30. Custodial staff will continue to clean schools during the extended
break, prioritizing high-touch surfaces in classrooms and common areas.
difficulties for many families who rely on their schools for meals, health care, and a safe place to be during the day. Because of this, we do not take this decision lightly. Extending spring break is a preventative measure to help slow the rate of spread of coronavirus and, as public health agencies explain, flatten the curve of the virus’s impact on our citizens and health care systems. We are also sensitive to the fact that many of our staff are older individuals with whom we share a concern for their health and therefore want to limit exposure.
We are working on identifying ways to provide meals to students next week. This information will be provided to parents as soon as possible. Regarding graduation, at this time administration will be discussing ways in which students can earn their credits. This will be communicated as soon as we know.
During the break, we encourage everyone in our community to follow recommended practices by avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently, and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing symptoms of the cold or flu should stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours (New CDC guidance). If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor.
update during the course of this extended break. Thank you for your support and cooperation during this time.
Dr. Karen Gray, Superintendent of Lincoln County School District