Boyle County Schools Closing due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Closing

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,
After much deliberation and consultation with the Boyle County Health department, and in light of the State of Emergency called by Governor Andy Beshear, Boyle County Schools has made the difficult decision to close schools for the next four weeks (March 16- April 10). Safety of our students and staff is always the district’s top priority. The COVID-19 outbreak is a unique situation for the entire country and we will continue to monitor the situation very closely. There is a great deal of information in this letter. Despite the current state of affairs, we are committed to providing support for our students and families. If you have any questions or concerns our schools and offices will be open virtually and you can call anytime.

Timeline and Delivery of Instruction

We will be utilizing all 10 NTI days we are currently approved for through the state. We are awaiting approval from KDE to extend this to an additional 10 days.
March 16-17:? No School/No NTI work
March 18-March 27:? NTI plan (digital or paper)

March 30-April 3:? NTI plan (digital or paper)**pending KDE approval
So that we can get content to students in a timely and efficient manner, digital delivery is ideal. However, we realize this may not be a good fit for all families. You will receive a survey, either through text, a phone call or email, regarding how content is delivered.

Communications:

We have established a link on our website that speaks directly to COVID-19 and related information. In addition, we will utilize other communication channels such as notifications through text, voice calls, and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter).

School Trips/Extracurriculars/Athletics

Beginning Monday, March 16 all school trips, athletic activities (including games and practices), club meetings, academic competitions and any other extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice. This includes any use of our facilities by outside groups.

We have also made the difficult decision to cancel Black + Gold this year. Because of the amount of planning that will need to occur over the next two months it was not feasible to accomplish the task to ensure a quality camp.

Contact Information

Central Office: 859-236-6634
Boyle County High School: 859-236-5047 Boyle County Middle School: 859-236-4212 Junction City Elementary: 859-936-7524 Perryville Elementary: 859-936-7500 Woodlawn Elementary: 859-236-7688

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank each and every one of our families for their flexibility and support. This has been a trying time and these cancellations are being done out of an abundance of caution. I encourage you to stay informed and heed the guidelines set forth by the CDC and local health department. Sincerely,

Mike Lafavers Superintendent





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