Dear Families of USD 358,
Today, March 17, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Although this places a hardship on our families and staff, we are still mindful of the social and emotional well-being of our students. We are working on plans to provide alternative learning environments and opportunities to continue nurturing student academic growth.
We will provide grab and go lunches and breakfasts on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10am-12pm at OHS and in front of the Geuda Springs community building through the middle of May. This is free for all children ages 1-18.
Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our graduating seniors, how this will affect next school year, and what impact this will have on our employees. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available.
We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. We will continue to provide updates on our school webpage (www.usd358.com), USD358 APP, USD 358 Facebook and Twitter page. We will send out major notifications using our school messaging system.
As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to.
Please be mindful of the following:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
- Please keep sick children at home.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
Follow additional guidance from these sources:
- National Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
- https://ks sumner.publicaccessnow.com/Departments/HealthDepartment/tabid/2859/Default.aspx
Dr. Cathi Wilson, Superintendent
Derek Totten, BOE President