Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
April 27, 2020
Libby Schools Families,
It goes without being said that decisions and plans moving forward are challenging. Emotions about where we are at and what we need to do to move forward compels us realize how important any decision being made impacts us personally, us as professionals, and us as members of our community.
After meeting with the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) and other schools in Lincoln County we have come to the conclusion we will continue the remote learning the reminder of the school year. I will recommend to the Board to approve the following:
Beginning May 11 our schools will continue our Extended Learning; the middle/high school will provide additional academic support through scheduled learning appointments. In accordance with LCHD and social distancing guidelines, we will only allow no more than 4 students in a classroom at a time, and students will only be allowed to come to the building if a prescheduled appointment has been made.
Over the course of the next two weeks we will determine time periods and days that appointments can be made.
Students will be encouraged to continue to work remotely. In addition, both schools will continue to provide academic support through continued communication, and digital platforms. Accommodations for students who do not have access to a device or internet will continue to be made.
We will continue to offer Grab-n-Go meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There will be on-site Grab-n-Go meals at each school. The buses will also delivery meals on the routes those days.
In reality this is a hard one to swallow for our staff. They want to finish the year with students in our schools, but there is no way we can ensure the safety needed for all.