School Dismissal & COVID-19 Information
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March 27, 2020
We’ve made it to Spring Break! It’s safe to say we all could use a break! During this time, there will be no online school and no Grab-and-Go meal services provided. The District office and all schools will be closed. We will be back on April 6th.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站Once again, this week has been packed with incredible acts of kindness, lots of hard work and people helping others at every turn.
Thank you to all who have taken a moment to submit ShoutOuts. Those have been forwarded to each recipient and have truly made days brighter. We would encourage you to continue sharing the good things you are seeing. http://daveamirault.com/team-shout-outs
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站 Finally, thank you to all those who participated in Utah Spirit Week. It was fun to come together as a group and share fun photos. We are grateful to the Logan Schools Foundation for providing gift cards to support local businesses. We hope those recipients enjoy some take out or supplies from Logan Heros, The Sportsman, Even Stevens, Lee’s Marketplace, Stacked and Café Sabor.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站 Now for some items to note:
**Beginning Monday, April 6, all learning K-12 will take place online through Canvas. Elementary schools and Mount Logan Middle School will be distributing Chromebooks to those families that indicated need. Please remember that families can receive one device per family per school. You will be receiving specific distribution and pick up instructions from your individual schools. We are so grateful to those who have organized this distribution process. It has been no small feat. Please be patient and kind as staff work to be sure everyone is taken care of on April 6th.
As you begin on-line learning, you should be receiving individualized information from your specific school and/or teachers. If you have questions, please email your teachers using Aspire. Additionally, here are a few links that might be helpful in accessing individual information:
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站 If you still need assistance, feel free to contact the Tech Helpline at 435-750-8000 between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm Monday – Friday.
**Following Spring Break, Grab and Go lunches will be available from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Monday, April 6th and Tuesday, April 7th. Wednesday, April 8th we will be transitioning to the once a week system outlined in yesterday’s email.
**For Logan High Seniors, the deadline for submitting scholarships to the Logan Schools Foundation has been extended to April 8. We would encourage you to use some time to apply for these opportunities to help with future educational experience.
**We will be updating the Frequently Asked Questions document very soon, so please look to those for questions you may have. http://daveamirault.com/covid19-information
We hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break. For many of you, it may be a tradition to visit Baby Animal Days. We are excited to let you know that the American West Heritage Center will still be hosting this event using a drive through format. A flyer with details is attached.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站 Stay safe and healthy and let’s all remember to be patient with each other and ourselves. We are all new to this experience and truly believe everyone is doing their best
March 27, 2020
With the school dismissal period extending through May 1, we have received permission from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide multiple meals to students at once so they do not have to return to the school every day.
Beginning April 8th, we will be changing from a daily lunch distribution to having school breakfast/lunch pickup every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:30 am at which time families will receive five-days worth of meals, both breakfast and lunch, at no charge.2020欧洲杯体育投注网站 This procedure will allow us to continue to support efforts to socially distance both for families picking up meals as well as school staff who hand out the meals. Please note that these bags of food will be considerably larger (12 pounds of food per child) so plan to pick up by car, or bring a cart/wagon or stroller if you are walking. With this type of distribution, we will not be able to accommodate specific dietary restrictions (i.e. gluten-free diets, peanut allergies, etc.), but each bag of food will provide many options for students throughout the week.
As we prepare for this new distribution method, we want to make sure we provide meals for all students who need them. In order to help us plan appropriately, you will be receiving a survey via email to indicate if you will be going to the school to pick up school breakfast/lunch during the dates of the school dismissal (April 8 - May 1).m. This survey link will follow this informational email.
With these new procedures, families may still pick up meals at the elementary school they are geographically closest to. All children ages 1-18 are eligible for free meals and children no longer need to be present with the parent/guardian. We will not serve food at the middle school or high school, so students in grades 6-12 should also go to the elementary school in their neighborhood for breakfast/lunch.
Two additional important items to note: No meal distribution will take place during Spring Break (March 30-April 3). Regular lunch-only distribution will occur at each elementary on Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站We appreciate our Child Nutrition staff and applaud them for their extraordinary efforts during this unique time. We also appreciate your flexibility, patience and smiling faces as you have visited our elementary schools these past few days.
March 23, 2020
As many of you may have seen, the school closure has been extended until May 1st by Governor Herbert.
A few quick items to note:
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站1. We will continue with our scheduled Spring Break from March 30 - April 3rd.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站2. Instruction will continue for all students following Spring Break. You will be receiving a phone call, if you haven’t already, regarding the accessibility of technology in your home. Following Spring Break, we will be distributing Chromebooks to families in need. The details of this distribution process will be given as firm plans are finalized. Our technology team is working hard to create a smooth distribution plan.
3. Additionally, our Child Nutrition Services department is working to determine what the plan will be for school lunches. Distribution will continue as planned for this week and details regarding distribution following Spring Break will be forthcoming.
This is a very fluid situation and we commit to sharing details as soon as we have them. We hope you are all safe and healthy,
March 17, 2020
We hope this message finds you and your children well.
Beginning tomorrow, we will provide lunch for all students who need it, through our elementary schools. If you have not signed up to receive a lunch through the electronic survey that was emailed to parents, please contact our office at 435-755-2300 so we can plan for your child.
School offices will be staffed from 9:00-12:00 Monday-Friday, but the doors will not be open for visitors. Please communicate with school staff by phone or email.
Providing education during a pandemic is a new frontier for both teachers and parents, but working together, and given some time, we will be able to find solutions. Please monitor your email, our Logan City School District Facebook account, and district website at daveamirault.com/covid19-information to stay up to date on information regarding school services during the dismissal period.
Thank you, and stay healthy!
Espero que este mensaje los encuentre bien, a usted y a sus hijos.
A partir de mañana, proporcionaremos almuerzo a todos los estudiantes que lo necesiten, a través de nuestras escuelas primarias. Si no se ha inscrito para recibir un almuerzo a través de la encuesta electrónica que se envió por correo electrónico a los padres, comuníquese con nuestra oficina al 435-755-2300 para que podamos planificar para su hijo.
Las oficinas de la escuela contarán con personal de 9:00am - 12:00pm de lunes a viernes, pero las puertas no estarán abiertas para los visitantes. Comuníquese con el personal de la escuela por teléfono o correo electrónico.
Brindar educación durante una pandemia es una nueva frontera tanto para los maestros como para los padres, pero trabajando juntos y con algo de tiempo, podremos encontrar soluciones. Por favor, revise su correo electrónico, nuestra cuenta de Facebook del Logan City School District y nuestro sitio de web en daveamirault.com para mantenerse al tanto de la información sobre los servicios escolares durante el período de restricción.
¡Gracias y manténganse saludables!
March 12, 2020 (#2) School Closure
Due to the constant concern for the safety and health of the students and staff within the state of Utah, and as a social distancing/preventative measure, the Utah Health Department has called for a School Dismissal for all K-12 schools in the state of Utah for a period of 2 weeks. At that time, the State will re-evaluate the need to extend this dismissal. We will still continue with our District’s Spring Break dates of March 30 - April 3.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站Based on the directives from the State, the definition of a school dismissal is that our schools may be available, based on decisions by the local Board of Education, to provide selected services to students (i.e. school meals). During this dismissal time, schools will be deep cleaned and sanitized and teachers will be developing off-site learning resources for students. This will be done while maintaining the directive to not have close gatherings of 100+ people. Teachers will participate in teacher workdays on March 16th and 17th and then office staff at each school will be available via phone and email from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday, through March 27th.
We are canceling all extracurricular activities until further notice. This includes after school club, driver education, rehearsals, and all activity and athletic practices. As an added note, the Logan City Recreation Center and the Logan Library will be closed effective March 14, for a period of two weeks.
In an effort to provide continued learning and school lunches, the Logan City School District has created the following plan:
Child Nutrition: Lunch will be available to students using a grab and go system. Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, staff will be available to distribute a sack lunch to students at each elementary school from 10:00 am -11:00 am. Students can obtain their meal at the elementary school geographically closest to them. Students must be present to receive a lunch. This will be done through a drive through grab and go system. Drive through routes will be posted on each school’s website by Tuesday evening (March 17). There will also be a walk up line for those who will be walking to the schools. Additional details will be communicated by 5:00 pm on March 17. This service will not be available during the week of Spring Break.
Mount Logan Middle and Logan High School will provide online learning activities for each class. Each school/teacher will share detailed expectations and procedures, and these activities will be available beginning on Wednesday, March 18th.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站During the grab and go meal pick up period on Wednesday, March 18th and Monday, March 23rd, packets for continued learning will be available for each elementary student. These will also be available on each school’s website. We encourage you to pick up this packet even though you may not be coming for meals.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站In order to prevent the spread of any illnesses, students will not be allowed in schools during the duration of this dismissal.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站These plans are sure to evolve and we commit to communicating any changes and updates as soon as information is available.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站We will keep an open line of communication as more information is available. Please regularly check your email, our social media streams, and school websites. We encourage you to be patient, safe, healthy, and kind as we navigate this unique experience.
Bear River Health Department:
Mental Health and Supporting Children during COVID-19:
March 12, 2020
We are very aware of the concerns parents and employees have regarding the health of students and staff in our schools. We have been closely monitoring all of the directives from our Governor and have had detailed conversations with the Bear River Health Department. While information is changing on a regular basis and we anticipate that to continue, our commitment is to share information regarding our schools and student safety as soon as we can.
-NO SCHOOL CLOSURES are recommended at this time and we have been given guidelines and trigger points from health officials that we will adhere to in order to enact a closure. We recognize the question will arise as to why schools are not closing. We agree with the statement given by Dr. Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Schools in which she said:
“We want to make sure that we do not close schools unless there is an imminent threat to our children and the adults who serve them. Our situation is different than that of higher education. While many of our schools can implement distance learning through digital means, we are not capable of a full transition statewide for K-12 at this time. Additionally, not having K-12 children in school puts weight on families whose parents work during the day, or for those in which childcare is not an option. It is a different type of social and economic impact that we are not taking lightly.”
No dances, assemblies or school wide activities that involve mass congregation of students (over 100 in a concentrated group), will take place for the next two weeks. (See statement from UHSAA below). This also includes the following:
All Elementary STEM fairs
MLMS Choir Concert
MLMS Band Concert
MLMS 6th-grade field trip
For questions regarding canceled school activities, please contact your respective school.
All out of state student travel scheduled through April 3rd will be canceled. Further guidance and additional restrictions will be evaluated at that time.
After School Club and all school activity and athletic practices will continue as normal.
From the UHSAA: “The Utah High School Activities Association is announcing the suspension of the Association’s State Debate Championships scheduled for this weekend due to the ongoing prevention efforts with the COVID-19 virus.
The Association is also suspending all UHSAA spring activities beginning Monday, March 16, for a period of at least two weeks. Member schools and/or districts as a local decision may suspend spring activities immediately. All out of state school-related travel has been suspended immediately for a period of at least two weeks.”
The most current information we have from the Health Department is that we currently do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cache County. We have attached the latest communication from the State of Utah and the State Board of Education in an effort to provide the most detailed community information. District administration is meeting weekly (more frequently if necessary) with the Bear River Health Department and other school districts in northern Utah and southern Idaho to coordinate plans and review data on the spread of COVID-19. Changes to district plans and procedures will be influenced by these conversations.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站Additional updates or school-specific guidance will be forthcoming as appropriate. As mentioned previously, this is a dynamic situation and circumstances will continue to evolve. If you have additional concerns, we would encourage you to visit with your building principals. We are committed to ensuring our students and staff have a safe learning and working environment and appreciate your patience and support
March 10, 2020
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站There has been a considerable amount of information in the news over the past few weeks regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Even though this is a worrisome public health situation, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to the general public is believed to be low. As always, we are committed to the health and safety of our students, personnel, and community. We are monitoring communication from the State Board of Education and State and Local Health Departments in order to remain aware of new developments, and to ensure we are prepared to address the specific needs of our community in case of an outbreak. We are also working with local agencies to develop plans to protect and serve our community while minimizing disruptions to students’ day-to-day learning in case of an outbreak of the virus (i.e. student travel, school closure, etc).
As we move forward, the details of those plans will be made available to patrons through our district website at daveamirault.com
In addition to these preparations, we would encourage you to be part of our prevention efforts. Below are some guidelines and tips to ensure all students and staff are protected. If these practices are common in school and at home, it will do much to prevent the spread of this and many other illnesses.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Stay home if you are sick.
2020欧洲杯体育投注网站We appreciate the efforts of parents, students, and staff to help keep our schools healthy places.
Any decision to close a school will be based on direction from the Bear River Health Department. We encourage you to visit their website for the latest updates regarding how the coronavirus is affecting our community..