I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. This is an extraordinary time for our community, state and our nation. While we have no way to predict how the days ahead will unfold, we strongly encourage you to follow the guidance we are receiving each day from the health professionals to contain the spread of the virus. We all want to be responsible citizens and do our part to stop the spread.
We understand the anxiety and challenges that COVID-19 is placing on families. We also know our families are concerned about instruction and learning for our students. Please know our teachers care and want to support their students.
Behind the scenes, we’ve been working hard to plan for the days and weeks ahead as we prepare for the opportunities distance learning will afford us. I will be providing you more details early next week about our distance learning plan and other instructional updates.
It is our plan to begin distance learning either online, or by learning packets sent home beginning Wednesday, March 25th. Our transportation personnel will be in touch with you to coordinate their arrival.
During the past week we began distance learning training for teachers and gave teachers the opportunity to plan and prepare for distance instruction in order to reconnect with their students.
We will also begin distribution of mobile devices to students who do not have access at home. We will also provide for an essential/critical items pickup or delivery for our students so they have the necessary items needed at home. More details will follow.
North Dakota schools were closed by order of the Governor's office last week and will continue to be closed until further notice.
Listening to your concerns is important to me and so I invite you to join me Monday, March 23rd, for a Facebook Live Chat beginning at 4:30 PM to answer questions regarding our operations during the COVID-19 emergency.
Stay connected to the latest information, regarding the COVID-19 emergency, by visiting our website at http://www.nepstigers.com/.
Kelly Koppinger, Superintendent