This week we are back from Spring Break. We hope everyone was able to create a little extra fun and family activity at home during Spring Break to make it as enjoyable as you could under the circumstances.
Governor Justice made an announcement yesterday that school buildings and facilities will remain closed through the remainder of the school year. It was very evident that decision was not easy for him, or anyone else involved in making that decision. His decision, made with the advisement of professionals in the medical community, was made with the reasoning of protection and safety. We are all asked to continue with care and concern for each other, social distancing, and healthy habits.
Marion County Schools will continue remote learning, student engagement and meal distribution. We will work with the Graduation Taskforce that was organized to get ideas and information on opportunities to plan for our own celebrations for seniors. So far, most of those who have contacted me have asked to still have an in-person graduation. We are reaching out to stakeholders to gather ideas for our high schools to consider in making final plans.
We ask for your patience and input to help us provide something special for our seniors to celebrate the very important milestone of high school graduation. High schools have been working to assist students with their individual plans to make the smooth transition, in moving towards the next phase of their life. Watch for requests to participate in providing your input that may come through various methods of communication.
We are blessed with amazing Marion Countians who continue to make sure children are served.
Be well, stay safe.
Marion County Schools will post relevant news, updates, and guidance for parents, students, teachers, and staff on this page to keep you informed.