Coronavirus information and closings in our state and country are happening much more quickly now and I don’t think the best way to communicate with you is through letters. From here on out I will be putting my updates only on our website and our Facebook page. Please check these sites frequently for the latest update from the school.
I want to be prepared in our decision making, not panicked; it is for this reason that I am having our 7th – 12th grade students take their computers and books home today. We are also having our elementary students bring home any essential items that they might have in case of closing. We are asking that they bring these items to school and take them home daily in case of a closure at some point this spring. We ARE PLANNING to be at school next week, but as things move quickly I don’t want us to get caught off-guard.
I met with our 7th – 12th grade students and our elementary teachers talked with their classes today about taking their materials home. What I hope that they heard is that we want to be prepared, not panicked.
Any school closing decision would be in conjunction with our Health Department, Department of Health and Human Services, and with the Nebraska Department of Education. If Silver Lake Public would need to close at any point this spring for an extended time, we have plans in place to continue to try and educate students while they are at home through a combination of technology and paperwork dependent on students’ grade levels.
There are many unknowns at this time should schools be asked to close, but we will try and keep up-to-date information on our website and Facebook page.
Please reinforce the methods of prevention for things like colds and flus and if your child is sick, please have them stay home.