COVID-19 Update April 9, 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), contributed to this announcement mandating buildings will continue to remain closed; however, our extended learning and food distribution for students in need will continue through the end of our school calendar year.
This announcement was not one we were expecting to hear today; however, we appreciate that protecting the health and safety of our students and staff members continues to be a top priority for our state. This announcement brings with it a number of additional questions. What should we do about summer school? What will the re-entry to school look like? How will this impact graduating seniors? While we don’t have all the answers yet, we promise to begin relaying information to families as soon as decisions are made.
I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well during this unexpected and unprecedented time. As always, our district’s first priority is the health and wellbeing 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.
We look forward to seeing all of our students again soon. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything the school can do to assist you during this time. The Harrisburg School District is dedicated to supporting our students and their families.
Superintendent of Schools