Dear George-Little Rock Students, Parents, Staff, and Community,

Today Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared Iowa schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This comes as no surprise as Iowa cases of COVID-19 have not peaked in Iowa. The GLR leadership, teachers and administration, have discussed possible scenarios. The Leadership team will be meeting on Monday to discuss plans and procedures going forward. Please look to the district website, www.george-littlerock.org, the district Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/George-Little-Rock-Community-School-District-230125240354744/, and communications through JMC.

Our teachers will continue to serve their students as best we can. Our meal program will continue until further notice.

In the meantime, please continue to practice good health procedures and stay healthy.

Pat O’Donnell

On March 15, 2020, Governor Reynolds recommended that all Iowa schools close for four weeks. At George-Little Rock we decided to continue to have school for two days in order to allow parents to make arrangements for their children’s care. It also allowed teachers to meet with their students to make some sort of arrangements. George-Little Rock Schools also made a decision to close for two weeks rather than the recommended four weeks and reevaluate the situation as the return date of April 1, 2020 approached.

In the time since our closure, the situation regarding COVID-19 has not improved. Therefore, the George-Little Rock Schools will close for an additional two weeks with an anticipated return date of April 14, 2020. The State of Iowa has created a Continuous Learning Task Force to provide recommendations to districts on how we can work with students during this closure. Please go to our website, https://george-littlerock.org/, for upcoming information on classes and assignments.

Please remember that children ages 18 and under are eligible for FREE lunch and breakfast program a lunch and a breakfast for the next day. Meals can be picked up at both the Little Rock and George sites. Delivery is available for those who cannot get to the pick-up sites. Please contact Colleen Trei at ctrei@george-littlerock.org or 712-475-3311 ext # 127


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