There are a number of questions about what a potential walkout and school shutdown may look like and how it would impact our schools. Please see below for frequently asked questions and answers.
Yes. After lengthy consideration, it was determined that there are too many unknowns to appropriately prepare to continue daily school operations. The safety and supervision of our students is a major factor in this decision. Many of you are conflicted about whether or not to walk-out. A district-wide closure will alleviate additional pressure among and between staff that could be harmful to long-term relationships.
Yes. According to state laws and current policies, any day that a school is closed would have to be made up.
A closure would not affect the date of the graduation ceremonies; however, students may be required to come back after that ceremony to complete the school year, if the school year is extended due to a walk-out.
Yes, no school, no busses.
Junior High, lower level high school and middle level athletics would be cancelled. Varsity athletics would continue as long as a coach is available for the sport.
No. If schools are closed, school trips would be cancelled unless approved by Superintendent.
Parents can expect daily communication during a school closure.
You are not required to call a child out as sick.
When the walk-out occurs, the only way to ensure the safety and well-being of our students is to close our schools. We are notifying families and asking parents to make a plan for alternate arrangements for their children during that time. The District will not have staff to provide any services at the school site. The District could not verify outside resources, so would not be able to make any recommendations for child care options, or any services not directly provided by the District.
We will be offering breakfast and lunch at Bonnie Brennan, Jefferson, and Winslow High School during the walk-out.
Breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Lunch from 11;15 a, to 12:15 pm