Superintendent

August 31, 2020

Dear Parents, Students, and Faculty of La Moille Schools:

Our administrative team and School District Nurse Cindy Martin met to review the COVID status for Bureau County and our surrounding area. As previously announced, remote learning for our school district had been designated through September 4 (Labor Day Weekend). It was our hope that the county designation and the COVID-19 numbers would decrease, allowing us to offer in-person learning for any family desiring a more traditional educational setting. However, upon reviewing the latest statistics, Bureau County remains in the warning category, and some area schools that started with a blended approach have now needed to move to total remote learning.

With the latest statistics, it remains clear that we need to continue remote learning throughout the district through the first quarter of the school year. Thus, students will receive quality remote instruction through October 16th. Our district remains hopeful that the pandemic conditions will improve and that we will be able to offer in-person instruction after that date. If any student is struggling with aspects of his/her remote learning, an appointment can be made to have individualized assistance from a teacher. Of course, proper social distancing and wearing of masks will be required for all in-person help sessions.

Throughout this school year, decisions will be made based on data and the most up-to-date statistics available to us. We plan to determine the duration of the remote learning designation each quarter of the school year. The safety of our students, their families, and our staff continues to be our number one priority. In advance, we express our appreciation for your understanding of our actions. All of us want to provide the best possible education, and we will endeavor to continue doing that in the safest, most responsible manner. I know that our entire staff is anxious to welcome our students back to in-school learning as soon as it is safe. We will continue to keep you fully informed of any changing developments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here for our students and their families while we look forward to better times ahead!

Sincerely,

Jay K. McCracken, Superintendent

Brent Ziegler, High School Principal

Anne Johnson, Van Orin and Allen Principal