CCS now closed through May 1

Students will have work ready to pick up April 1

Students and staff at Chase County Schools will have another five weeks at home.

In a letter posted Wednesday morning on the school website, Supt. Larry Lambert said coronavirus concerns have led him and other school superintendents in southwest Nebraska to keep schools closed through May 1.

That came after recommendation from the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department to keep schools closed through May 1.

Supt. Lambert still has hopes to get back to classes after May 1.

“I’m also hoping yet for prom and graduation. That’s from all teachers and everyone here,” he said Tuesday.

“It would be nice to get back to normal,” he said.

His letter on the website reads, “Even though the school is in closure status through May 1, a re-evaluation will occur every week.”

The superintendent encouraged students to continue to “challenge yourself physically, mentally and reach out to your friends” through technology and phones.

On March 16, an original two-week closure was announced for CCS. 

Teachers at CCS have been in their classrooms or at home working on at-home educational materials for all K-12 students.

While CCS principals said Tuesday their at-home educational plan is not fully established, work will be “enrichment study.” 

Packets will be ready for students to pick up at school on Wednesday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Parents and students should enter through the main commons area doors.

Teachers have been asked to have two weeks of work ready to distribute to students, the principals said.

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