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COVID-19 Closure Update
Lyndel R Whittle
Tuesday, April 07, 2020

COVID Closure Update - April 6, 2020

On behalf of the Iberia R-V School District Board of Education and staff, we hope this update finds you healthy and well. We thank you for the work you’ve been doing to support our students as we try to continue their learning. Our primary mission is the education of district students, and we will continue to do what we can to fulfill that mission as best we can under these unusual circumstances. Thank you, again, for helping so much to fulfill that mission. Your help is so important! The following provides a quick update on our current status.

We still have a tentative return date of April 27. As you can imagine, this date could change based on our own changing district status or on guidance or directives from the state or federal governments or from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. An announcement will be made if this return date changes. As posted previously, there can be no athletics, activities, or events at school during this time. We will also make announcements if/when some spring events are rescheduled.

On our original school calendar, we were scheduled to be out of session on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13. Given that we were going to have a short break anyway, we’re going to make some temporary changes in our current operations during that time. This gives everyone (students, parents, family, staff) a chance to take a break before returning to our current plan.

To give students, parents, and teachers a short break, we will not be sending out school work this week. There will be no mail delivery of packets on Thursday, April 9. The next mailing will be on April 16. Likewise, no online work will be assigned from April 9 through April 15. Online work will also resume on April 16. Possible exceptions to this will be Vo-Tech students, who may still have work assigned by their teachers in Waynesville, and dual-credit students. Please contact the school or the appropriate teacher if you have questions or concerns about the work being assigned. This process is constantly evolving and we’re learning much as we go forward.

As we were not going to be in session on April 10 or April 13, there will be no food deliveries or pick-up on those dates. We will try to provide some extra food in the April 8 delivery to help out. We are also trying to assemble Buddy Packs for delivery on April 8. The food deliveries will resume on April 15. Please contact school or complete the online form if you are not on the delivery list and wish to be added.

In order to limit contact between staff members, reduce the number of people on site, and comply with guidelines regarding group size, we’ve ended specific office hours. All offices can still be reached by phone or by e-mail. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and a staff member will contact you when available.

As always, please contact us if you have questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work our way through this unique event.