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SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE: 3-25-20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I wanted to begin with a huge thank you to all of you for your part in working with us in continuing your child’s education during this unprecedented time. I know that many of you have questions about the continued closure, as did we. We have been preparing for further closure for the ‘in case’ scenario but really did not find out until last night that it will continue. It is looking like the Governor is looking at closures in two week increments, so as of now, we will be closed for another two weeks then we move into Spring Break. We will resume school on Monday, April 20th, unless otherwise directed by the Governor. 

Your child’s teacher has been working on creating an on-line learning experience and it should be totally up and running for every student by Monday, March 30th.  With that being said, it is imperative that you encourage your child to follow their teachers’ guidelines for learning on-line. We will be taking attendance, delivering instruction and grading homework to ensure continued education. Quarter grades are still going to come out on March 26th to guide you in your child’s progress in his/her classes. We will still be looking at students receiving credit or not, (for the secondary students); and retention or not (for elementary students); according to their progress in their classes this school year. Please touch base with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns and Shane and I are always available as well.

Events that have changed due to the closure are the Missoula Children’s Theater has been cancelled, ACT has been postponed until next fall for this year’s juniors, however, we do not know at this time about SBAC testing, just that the testing window has been extended.  Driver’s Education has been pushed back. The parent meeting will be on April 20th with classes beginning after, unless school closure extends further. Track for Junior High has been cancelled for this year. High School track has been postponed indefinitely. MHSA will be re-evaluating the season on April 13th

I am asking for input on breakfast and lunch. If you are interested in receiving these meals, and we were to provide delivery to your home; please let Carol Williams know if you are interested by emailing her at cwilliams@lincoln.k12.mt.us or texting 465-1085. Once we know the interest, we will develop a plan for delivery. We will follow the menu as much as possible. The new menu will be out on Monday and will be posted on our Website.  https://sites.google.com/a/lincoln.k12.mt.us/webpage2/

Once again, I want to say thank you for supporting our school and helping your children continue to learn in this unique time. This is a work in progress and we are continuing to figure out the best methods in this unprecedented event. Please be patient with us. We are trying to do what is best for our students and support you as parents. 

Take care and stay healthy,

Jennifer Packer

Superintendent

Lincoln Public Schools




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