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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 MS/HS Video Announcements

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9:45 am

Date: 3/17/2020

To: All South Hamilton Stakeholders

From: Dr. Ken Howard

Re: Update pertaining to the South Hamilton Schools’ COVID-19 Plans 

We recognize there are many questions and concerns as it relates to COVID-19

and how our school district will navigate this health crisis. This active situation has

offered plenty of challenges to be accurate and timely with new developments.

Throughout the last 24 to 48 hours the district continues to receive new guidance from a 

variety of local, state and federal agencies.

Current realities:

  • The South Hamilton Community School District’s facilities will be closed until April 13, 2020, to all stakeholders except essential personnel.
  • Each building is receiving a “deep cleaning” to ensure the building is sanitized and disinfected, thus, please do not attempt to enter the facilities. 
  • State legislators and the Governor have approved legislation that will forgive the “student hours” missed during the closure. 
  • The South Hamilton staff proactively prepared for an extended closure. The district created a plan that includes South Hamilton teachers providing educational materials and lessons through a variety of platforms. Information specific to the manner of notification, delivery methods, and more will be forthcoming.   

The state of affairs pertaining to COVID-19 have been ever-changing; thus, the district suggests all stakeholders monitor the situation closely.  Please do not call the schools, we ask that individuals check the district’s website, numerous means of social media delivery, communication systems, and media outlets for further information and/or changes per district plans. 

We recognize the flow of information is slower than desired by our stakeholders. 

Our commitment is to ensure we provide accurate information as timely as possible. This situation seems to change by the hour, and we need to be careful we provide you the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Regards,

Dr. Ken Howard

 

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2:00 pm, 3/16/2020

The South Hamilton Leadership met today to review and further plans for a potentially lengthy closure. The administrative group is waiting for Governor Kim Reynolds to speak this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. before finalizing said plans.

All South Hamilton buildings are now inaccessible except for designated staff. All athletic practices and activities are canceled effective immediately. Please do not call the schools now, we ask individuals to wait for the district’s official statement pertaining to the COVID-19 situation.

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8:30 am, 3/16/2020

An official announcement regarding programming will be sent out later today.

Otherwise, the buildings will be inaccessible except for designated staff.

All athletic practices and activities are canceled effective immediately.

Please do not call the schools now, we ask individuals to wait for the district’s official statement pertaining to the COVID-19 situation.