After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will be closed through May 1st, with the possibility of schools being closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. This decision will be re-evaluated as circumstances change, with parents and families updated accordingly and extended as needed. This is a precautionary measure; there are currently no confirmed cases in the Panhandle; however, local health and school officials are watching the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota closely. School Superintendents met with Unified Command today and agreed this action would help prevent exposure to our area to flatten the curve and decrease the spread of disease.
Hay Springs Public School will remain consistent with the school calendar in that the last day for Seniors will be on Thursday, May 14th, the last day for students in grades PK-11 will be Thursday, May 21st. More information regarding end of the year activities will be forthcoming as we learn more about the COVID-19 outbreak situation.
A pick up and drop off station for student assignments has been created on the north end of the school in the school garage. The station will be open on Tuesday, March 24th from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please remember to practice social distancing while in the garage and communicate directly with your child’s classroom teacher to determine if new assignments will be available in this location during this time.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation during this time of uncertainty.