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COVID19 and the Remainder of the Year
COVID19 and the Remainder of the Year
Jim Kleine
Thursday, April 02, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, Patrons and Staff:

   Governor Ricketts issued a new Directed Health Measure on April 1, 2020.  Per the DHM, schools will not have students in their building through May 31, 2020.  This includes all extra-curricular activities and group gatherings of more than ten.  This in essence ends the spring sports season, prom and a large group gathering for graduation. 

    We are currently exploring options for graduation; however, because the Directed Health Measure specifies that there are not to be students in the building and no gatherings larger than ten, our options in setting up a graduation of any size in the building are limited.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer the traditional end of the year graduation celebration, but we are working to make sure students are recognized on-line and through the newspaper.  We would also like to give an opportunity for graduates to have pictures taken in his/her cap and gown with parents.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to work through the logistics of graduation.

    I would like to stress that the academic year is not over.  Our teachers are still providing academic opportunities for students, these opportunities are just not within the four walls of Elwood Public Schools.  If you or your students are having difficulty with iPad access, please contact the school so these problems can be alleviated.

    Lunches will continue to be made available for the foreseeable future.  Grab and Go lunches are available Monday through Friday including Good Friday and the Monday after Easter.  If you are not on the current lunch list, please call the school at (308) 785-2491 so you can be added.  If you are already on the list you do not need to call again unless you can’t pick up your lunch for some particular reason.

    Again, thank you for your patience and understanding during these highly unique times.




Daren L. Hatch