April 9th, 2020
This afternoon, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced in his daily press briefing that Missouri schools shall remain closed through this school year. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), along with several school superintendents from across the state made the recommendation to Governor Parson.
This announcement does not impact our current method of instruction. Our school year was set to end on May 20th. We will continue to provide academic opportunities and food service through May 20th. We will provide more opportunities for students to review what they have learned, build on skills they have already developed, and reinforce the important connections with their teachers.
We did not anticipate the Governor’s abrupt announcement today, but the administration has been planning for this possibility and will continue to communicate our plans. This announcement brings with it a number of additional questions. Will there be summer school? What will the re-entry to school look like? While we don’t have all the answers yet, we promise to begin relaying information to families early next week.
To the Class of 2020, I know these uncertainties do not make your final year what you may have envisioned, but we are working on solutions to ensure that you do get a celebration of your accomplishments and a chance to have the experiences we all want you to have.
As always, our district’s first priority is the health and safety of our students and families. Our teachers, staff, and administration are working hard to maintain strong and productive relationships with our students and continue to provide meaningful and relevant learning opportunities during the school closure.
The Sturgeon R-V School District is much more than the physical buildings we attend; rather, it is the students, staff, and families that make us a community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or would like more information.
Sturgeon R-V School District.