March 20, 2020 5:45pm- An Update from Superintendent Dan Wessel regarding COVID-19
COVID19 Update 3-20-2020
We received guidance on Thursday of this week from the Continuous Learning Task Force about what learning could look like for the rest of the school year. Our teams of teachers will be meeting electronically starting Monday to develop our Continuous Learning plan for the rest of the school year. This plan is part of our requirements to qualify for a waiver for the rest of our time we are required to be in session for a school year. Kansas schools are required to be in session for 1116 hours. Our development and implementation of the Continuous Learning plan will allow us to be granted a waiver for the time and not have to make up our missed hours by June 30, 2020. Our plans are due to the Kansas State Department of Education by April 8, 2020. Our goal is to have our plan together next week and begin implementing the plan March 30, 2020.
Our teachers will be looking at the most essential standards at each grade level that students still need to learn to “Bridge the Gap to a Successful 2020-2021 School Year.” USD469’s plan will include online options and access for students that don’t have digital access. Administration and teachers also met this week to agree that during these unprecedented times we would make sure that school staff have availability that would include evening and weekend times for calls or online help sessions.
Medications for your child’s school can be picked up Monday (3/23) from 4-6PM in the following locations:
- EC/NB/LES Pickup at LES
- LIS Pickup at LIS
- LMS Pickup at LMS
- LHS Pickup at LHS
All medications will need to be picked up by the guardian or responsible adult associated with the student. NO STUDENT PICK UP OF MEDICATION. Maps for pickup are available here, https://www.usd469.net/vnews/display.v/ART/5e74ddac6b390.
WiFi Options in Lansing
USD469 has some locations available for you to access our district WiFi in the parking lots. You can attach to USD469_Guest. Your student iPad should connect automatically. The WiFi in these areas should be available in your car. Please be cognizant of the social distancing requirements. What we don’t want to do is make these areas hangouts for groups of people. Maps are available here: https://www.usd469.net/vnews/display.v/ART/5e750946b694b
Additionally, there are companies offering free internet access at your home. Updated information is available here: https://www.usd469.net/vnews/display.v/ART/5e750946b694b
Free School Lunch
Library Books your student has at home can be dropped off at the School Lunch time anytime next week. Times are 11:30-12:30 at Lansing Intermediate School. We will have containers for those books to be returned in the pickup line.