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COVID-19 Closure Update - April 9
Lyndel R Whittle
Thursday, April 09, 2020

COVID Closure Update - April 9, 2020

Per orders issued by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, all Missouri schools shall remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. In accordance with the order, Iberia R-V School District will remain closed for on-site instruction for the remainder of this school year. It is unfortunate that this order is necessary, but we agree with Governor Parson that the health and safety of our students outweighs the importance of a traditional school setting.

Additionally, Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education both instructed school districts to continue to provide non-traditional instruction. School is still in session, just in a different form. Education is too valuable to simply stop instruction this early. As such, we will continue to provide instruction outside of normal methods. We temporarily suspended distance-learning for this week in line with our original school calendar. Next week, we will continue with our distance-learning plan, with mail-delivery packets being sent out on April 16, 2020. On-line learning will resume on April 16, 2020, as well. End dates will be provided at a later date, as further guidance is received from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students, please continue to drive forward with your studies.

Also in line with recommendations from Governor Parson and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we will continue to provide food deliveries to those who’ve requested this service. Just like instructional delivery, we are temporarily suspending our food deliveries. There will be no deliveries on April 10 and April 13, 2020, as we were scheduled to be out of session on those days. Food deliveries will resume on April 15, 2020, using the same delivery schedule (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) we are currently using. If you are not making use of this service, and wish to do so, please contact the school or complete the online form.

With this closure, all school athletics, activities and events are either postponed or cancelled, at least temporarily. However, we fully intend to hold some of our more important events, such as graduation, as soon as possible. We will make announcements through our regular outlets as these events are rescheduled. No decisions have been made yet about Summer School, as we await guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our plans for summer school will be announced when they’re determined. 

There are still many unanswered questions arising from this closure. We will share our plans as we determine them based on guidance from the government and from the education department. As always, please contact us at school if you have questions or we can be of assistance. Stay safe, stay well.