Kalispell Public Schools
Kalispell, Montana

KMS Families,

We wanted to update you regarding the district's plan as it relates to the Covid-19.  We continue to monitor any information coming our way from the CDC and our county health department and all recommendations from those organizations.  The situation is very fluid and dynamic and what may be true as of the writing of this email, may change in the next few hours.

Monday (3/16) morning the K-12 Administration team for the district met to determine next steps.  For the rest of this week, teachers will work to develop extended / off site learning opportunities for their students in the event schools are closed beyond Monday, March 30th.  Students are encouraged to complete any existing assignments from last week., but no new assignments will occur this week.

While our schools are now closed, we will allow students to enter the building on Wednesday, March 18th, (see schedule below), to pick up musical instruments or materials from their lockers.  Students are not to enter classrooms and their visit should last no more than 10 minutes in length.  Encourage your students to take anything they might need from their locker for extended learning after spring break. This is precautionary, but we want to avoid any prolonged exposure.  We respect and understand if you feel you need to keep your child at home, we will work with you and your child should you decide to do this.  Please follow the below schedule.

  • Wednesday, 8:30am-10:30am – Students with the last name A-H
  • Wednesday, 10:30am=12:30pm – Students with the last name I-Q
  • Wednesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm – Students with the last name R-Z

In the near future, our teachers / teams will be emailing you more information on their plans for future on-line instructions after spring break.  Please be aware that our students now have access to their school district 5, google classroom and email account.  Our teachers will be using these platforms to directly communicate assignments with their students.

For any up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 please refer to the recommended sources: https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

This is certainly a trying time for all of us and we are sympathetic to the angst and unknowns related to this health concern.  We will endeavor to do our best to keep you informed and make the best decisions with the information and recommendations of professionals for our students and families.

Thanks, Tryg Johnson

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