Like other area school districts, Menahga Schools will be in operation Monday, March 16, but will be closed Tuesday, March 17

Superintendent Kevin Wellen said the 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 the school and buses. On Monday, we will use the day to prepare students and staff for 'distance learning.'"

Wellen continued, "For planning purposes, we need to know if families do not have internet access. We also need to know if you are parents of students in grades 5 and 6 or have declined to have devices home who would like them to come home now. We will also make arrangements to provide sack lunches for students on a grab-and-go and/or delivery using our bus fleet. We will need to know how many to prepare."

Emergency services professionals (law enforcement, fire department, EMTs, etc.) and/or medical professional (direct care staff) with school-aged children enrolled in the Menahga School District from pre-kindergarten through 12 years old are asked to contact the school as soon as possible. "We will make arrangements to provide supervision for your children during what would be regular school hours, 8 a.m. to -3:15 p.m.," Wellen said.

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