Mar 18, 2020

USD 489 releases timeline for move to continuous learning

Posted Mar 18, 2020 3:28 PM

Hays Post

Hays Superintendent Ron Wilson announced Wednesday a timeline for further announcements on the district's move to continuous learning in the wake of Tuesday's announcement of school building closings.

Building administrators were working Wednesday to communicate with their staff to answer questions about how teaching and learning might look going forward, Wilson told the Hays Post by email.

The district should have the task force's recommendations for their continuous learning plans by Thursday and plan to meet with building administrators Friday to discuss the plans.

The district plans to honor spring break, which was set for the week of March 23. 

More information on how students will access learning will likely be released Monday, March 30, Wilson said.

The district plans to continue offering free grab-and-go lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this week at Lincoln Elementary School. The service will stop during the scheduled spring break and resume on Monday, March 30, at times and locations that will be announced.

Wilson noted all facilities and school activities are canceled through May 30.

"I might also like to add that we ask our USD 489 families to remain patient and flexible during these unknown times as our administrators and staff work to develop these plans to provide the best educational opportunities for our students in their future," Wilson said.