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FCPS UPDATE: COVID-19

March 17, 2020

 

Dear Falls City Tiger Families and Patrons,

The Falls City Public Schools will dismiss 2-hours early on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as the school district follows the guidance of Commissioner of Education Blomstedt and Governor Ricketts to take steps necessary to close schools by the end of the week. This is a precautionary measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Tomorrow will allow students the opportunity to gather personal and learning items from lockers and classrooms, and meet with their teachers. We will resume classes on Monday, April 6. FCPS has been actively collaborating with state officials to assist in this decision.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and Thursday, March 19, 2020 are canceled and will not be rescheduled.

 

Important Notes:

  1. All school buildings will be closed to students March 18, 2020. Faculty and staff will report as normal. School buildings will not be open or accessible to the public.
  2. Administrators, teachers, and staff will spend the next 5 days finalizing a plan for extended, outreach learning opportunities and the district will be in communication with families and students. If you have questions, please contact the respective principal of your building.
  3. The district is planning a free Grab & Go breakfast/lunch program for every student in the district due to schools being closed for COVID-19, beginning on Tuesday, March 25. The meal will include a lunch for the day and breakfast for the next day. You will be receiving a survey this week to indicate your participation and the details of the meal pick-up locations and delivery options.  
  4. Effective Monday, March 16 all NSAA activity practices are suspended until Monday, March 30 and all NSAA activity competitions are suspended until Thursday, April 2.  These suspensions may be extended should the conditions warrant.

 

We will continue to provide updates and further information. Thank you for your support during these extraordinarily, uncharted times.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Heckenlively, Superintendent