A letter from Superintendent, Jay Simmons:
I just wanted to give everyone an update since I am limited to how much time I can talk on the One Calls. We will be using non-traditional instruction days during the time we are off as required by the governor yesterday. Monday, the teachers will be preparing both packets to send home and virtual assignments for those who have that capability. Tuesday, these packets will be available for pick up here at school at 10:00 and we will also run bus routes between 10 and 12 to drop off packets at houses of students who ride buses. It is extremely important that you encourage and help your students with the work over these two weeks because we will be taking the work up when they return and it will be how attendance is counted. If your student completes the work, they will be counted present for all of the days that we are out. Teachers will also be available through electronic means (email or on occasion classroom phone), to answer questions that you or your student may have about the assignments. We may also have a second set of packets going out the following week, more information will be given about that distribution process but it will be similar to the first week.
We also are going to be serving meals on a pick up basis. You will be able to come into the cafeteria, pick up a meal for the student using the student’s lunch number, and then take it home. No one will be allowed to eat in the cafeteria. This will start TUESDAY as well and meal pick up will be available every day but Monday and Friday of the first week. More information will be coming on meals closer to next week.
There is more information I will be giving you on Monday through a one call, but I hope this helps clear up a few things and gives you an idea about what will be going on the next couple of week. Like I said, there will be more information to follow.
Carlisle County Schools appreciates your help and understanding during this difficult time for our region and our country. As always, our main concern is the health and safety of our students and our most vulnerable citizens.
Jay Simmons, Superintendent