Nevis Schools will be in operation Monday, March 16, but there will be no school on Tuesday, March 17, according to Superintendent Gregg Parks.

"There will be no new instruction from March 16-28. This closure is to give staff time to plan to provide educational services in the event of a longer school closure. We will also be using the time to deep clean our educational facilities and buses," he wrote in a letter to parents. "At the conclusion of this planning session, it is our intent to implement our ISD 308 Electronic Learning plan, starting on Monday, March 30."

School-age care will be made available to emergency service professionals (law enforcement, fire department, EMTs, etc.) and/or the medical profession (direct care staff) who have children between the ages of 4 and 12. Parks is asking these parents to contact the school either Monday, March 16 or Tuesday, March 17. "Our school-age care program will be open for these families only from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday," he said.

Realizing that "the shutdown may have a negative effect on the nutrition of our students," the district "will also make arrangements to provide a small breakfast and sack lunches for students on a grab-and-go basis. Please contact Kathy in the superintendent’s office to let us know if you need to utilize school lunch services for your school age students," Parks said. The start of the meal program is yet to be determined.

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