FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Dear Reeds Spring Families,
I wanted to touch base with everyone as COVID-19 continues to be the top story in the news and on the minds of most people. We are taking this matter seriously and monitoring it very closely. We continue to receive guidance from our local, state and federal health agencies.
The Stone County Health Department has NOT advised our district to close or extend Spring Break at this time. Of course, this is a rapidly evolving situation and any future direction regarding school closure will come after consultation with the Stone County Health Department, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We do not take the decision to cancel school lightly in any situation. Below are some of the factors the Reeds Spring School District will take into consideration:
- Many of our students depend on the district to provide quality meals essential for their daily nutrition, as well as a safe and secure learning environment.
- Districtwide closure would have a detrimental impact on many of our working families who may be left without access to childcare.
- COVID-19 poses the most significant risk to those who are over the age of 60 and those who have chronic medical conditions and weaker immune systems.
- Significant risk factors remain low for children.
As you hopefully enjoy Spring Break, please know our administration will continue to closely monitor the situation. We are communicating with our local and state agencies to remain informed of any recommendations or directives.
Dr. Cody Hirschi