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Wellness Break Announced

posted Mar 16, 2020, 10:16 AM by SWR5 Web Sites

The Southwest R-5 School District in conjunction with other area school districts and the Barry County Health Department is going on a Wellness Break as of Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 3.

All extracurricular and co-curricular events, practices, and meetings will be suspended or postponed. This includes the band concert scheduled for tonight, March 16th. It will be rescheduled for a later date in the spring.

In addition, Parent.Teacher Conferences will be completed via telephone, FaceTime, or emails. There will be no Parent. Teacher Conference drop-in time on Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm. This time will not be made-up so please be prepared to use a different type of communication with the teachers.

The district is evaluating food service options based on health department guidance. There is a possible pick-up and go option which the district may implement so that students will have meals available during the wellness break.

All office staff including principals, secretaries, and counselors will report during the Wellness Break. Custodians, bus drivers, and cooks will report for deep cleaning as well as other duties. Teachers will also report according to the schedule provided by the superintendent.

Some of the hours missed for the Wellness Break will need to be made-up so the 2019-2020 District Attendance Calendar will be modified. The new calendar will be communicated once the Wellness Break is over and all attendance days are calculated.

The district is doing everything it can to keep the students, staff members, and community safe during this time of concern.