Grain Valley Schools Closed Through April 24

*UPDATE* Grain Valley Schools closed through at least April 24
Posted on 03/21/2020
Grain Valley Schools Families and Staff,

Our school closure is being extended through April 24, consistent with the “stay at home” order issued by Mayor Quinton Lucas this afternoon. This decision is made in collaboration between 14 members of the Coopering School Districts of Greater Kansas City and Mayor Lucas.

“The mayor also let schools know his new ‘stay-at-home’ order would have exceptions to allow school district employees to continue the important work they are doing to feed children and provide academic opportunities.” Dr. Kenny Southwick, executive director for the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City.

All school district facilities remain closed for student or community use for the duration of the school closure. All activities and practices are canceled during the school closure.

Our Valley Kids before and after school program remains closed. However, we are exploring the possibility of providing daycare for children of parents and guardians in the medical professions and other first responders in our community. These families should email us at news@gvr5.net if this applies to your family and you need assistance.

Our teachers and schools will continue to provide families with supplemental resources intended to keep students engaged in learning through April 24. Parents and guardians are not expected to keep their children engaged in school-type learning in replacement of a full school day. Each family is encouraged to manage learning in whatever way that makes sense for their circumstances.

Our Grab and Go lunch program for families whose students rely on us for breakfast and lunch begins on Monday and will proceed as planned. Any modifications that need to be made to this program will be communicated with those directly involved.

Mobile WiFi hotspots have been distributed to families who need them.

Other changes this spring include the cancellation of state testing (MAP and End Of Course exams) and the April election for school board members and the school bond issue ballot measure has been moved to June 2 by executive order of Governor Mike Parsons.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or a member of our team with a need for help with a challenge you are facing. We are a part of a strong community and will work to make the right connection to help with your situation.

Sincerely,

Marc Snow, Superintendent of Schools
msnow@gvr5.net
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