Extended School Closure

Extended School Closure
Posted on 03/12/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Extended School ClosureSuperintendent Danny Adkins announces an extended closure for all Floyd County Schools.

Adkins comments, “In light of the State of Emergency for Kentucky and Governor Beshear’s recommendation, all Floyd County Schools will be closed from March 16 until April 6, 2020. We are making this decision in order to help protect our students, staff and our communities. “ Adkins continued, “Currently, and I say “currently” because this is a new situation for us. We know that our plan could change as we learn more about the coronavirus. For now, we are going to use 10 of these days as Non Traditional Instruction (NTI) days. This will be an additional ten days that we expect to receive in legislation. Two of these days are in our calendar as Spring Break and the remaining three will be added to the end of the year.”

Speaking about what students will be doing, Adkins says, “In general, the instruction and activities are on a digital platform and students will submit their work to their teachers online. If a student doesn’t have access to online learning, we will have packets of printed material and students can turn those in to teachers when we return to school. Students will complete a reading task every day and then will choose another task. The other task could be from math, social studies or other content areas. Students will complete two activities per day for a total of 20 activities. We will have a link to this platform on our website and social media sites by Monday. This will not be new material for your children, but rather reinforcement of and practice for skills they have already been taught. There may be more details you need to know that are specific to the school your child attends and principals will send a Schoolcast call and/or post those details.”

Commenting on employees, Adkins says, “Our teachers will be available just like on previous NTI days. This time, however, the teachers will not be in the school. They will be available via phone and online.”

Adkins continues, “We are planning to continue our feeding program and are working out details for breakfast, lunch and a snack. Whether it is some type of “drive-through” or even a delivery, we want our students to know that they will have meals on school days.”

As for extra-curricular activities, Adkins says, “At this time, all spring sports and activities are postponed. We are also asking that a limited number of staff be in any of our buildings, so please call our schools with any questions you may have. We ask that you do not visit the schools at this time.”

Closing his remarks Adkins says, “We hope you will be flexible and forgiving. This will be the first time that any of our district administrators have tried this approach to this degree. We may have to change some things as we go and we may have to change things in response to Governor Beshear’s future recommendations. Just be patient. We will go day to day and do the best we can do for our students. The Floyd County School system is committed to the health and safety of our students and members of our communities.”
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