As many of you may have heard, Missouri Governor Mike Parson has just announced that all Missouri public and charter schools will close their facilities for the rest of this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For myself, and probably many of you, this whole situation seems surreal. I never thought in my career I would be announcing all Grandview School Facilities will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Just a couple of months ago this would have been unimaginable, but as a community, a region, and a nation we have to do all we can do to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We have been advised by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to continue Strong Academics for the remainder of our school calendar, which for us ends May 20, 2020. So although our buildings and facilities may be closed we will continue our alternative instruction plans. Teachers will continue to teach and students will continue to learn to the best of their ability.
Meals will continue to be delivered once per week on Wednesday to children 18 and under who have registered to receive them. Children will receive 10 meals at a time; five breakfasts and five lunches. If parents have not registered for meals online they can still do so on the school website or the district Facebook page.
The district administration team is working on several issues, only some of which include assignment grading, senior transcripts, graduation plans, summer school, and what the start of next school year will look like. The answers to some of these issues will be determined at the local level while some will be coming from the state. We will communicate this information to you as it becomes available.
This is a tough day for our community, but we will overcome this virus together. Please try to see all the good that is happening through these scary times. Also, please pray for all the healthcare workers and essential employees that are risking their lives for ours.
Students know your teachers will be there for you no matter what the circumstances!
We will get through this together,