Strafford Staff and Families,
As stated in the the below press release and in response to the "stay at home" order issued by Greene County, Christian County and the City of Springfield, Strafford School District will join the majority of other public schools in our area in extending our closing through April 24 in an effort to help isolate the spread of COVID-19. This is a decision that was not taken lightly. However, we feel it is the best option at this point to do our part in supporting the healthcare system in “flattening the curve” while also protecting the health of staff and students.
We have been directed by officials that our efforts during this time are considered “essential” and therefore will continue. We will continue to offer the free food distribution program. Our online learning plans that are set to begin on Monday, March 30 were also created to be sustainable through a long-term closure.
We look forward to the day we can open our doors again and welcome our staff and students back!
**SEE PRESS RELEASE BELOW ISSUED COLLECTIVELY BY AREA SCHOOLS.**
Regional PreK-12 Districts Extend Closure Through April 24
in Response to COVID-19
Springfield, Mo., Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - The ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our region requires school districts to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health. In consultation with health department officials, the following PreK-12 districts will extend closure of schools through Friday, April 24.
* Ash Grove, Blue Eye, Branson, Clever, Fair Grove, Fordland, Forsyth, Hollister, Kirbyville, Logan-Rogersville, Marionville, Mark Twain, Marshfield, Nixa, Ozark, Reeds Spring, Republic, Sparta, Springfield, Strafford, Taneyville, Thayer, Walnut Grove, & Willard
The extended closure impacts all extra- and co-curricular activities, including athletic competitions, practices and after-school programs and events.
These districts understand that this is a very uncertain time for everyone, but the public can be certain of one thing: districts are focused on protecting the safety and well-being of students, staff and their families.
These districts recognize that this decision will have a wide-reaching impact on many people and are committed to providing learning opportunities at home and other essential services for students, families and communities during this extended closure.
As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve, additional modifications may be necessary. As decisions are made, each district will share information through their regular communication channels.
Families play an important role in protecting individuals from the spread of COVID-19 and are encouraged to follow the guidance of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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