March 16, 2020

Dear Parents, Patrons, Students, R-II Staff, Administrators and Board,

With guidance from the Livingston County Health Department, the Chillicothe R-II School District will cancel all classes beginning on Tuesday, March 17. The cancellation of school will last for a minimum of three wekks, with an anticipated return date of Monday, April 6. This action was taken to limit the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

In addition to the school closings, all extra-curricular events, practices, and use of Chillicothe R-II property for social gatherings has been cancelled or postponed.

IT is important that our students remain engaged academically during this extended absence from school. School staff has worked to provide learning opportunities for our students. Many of the activities will be provided via Google Classroom (grades 6-12) and SeeSaw (grades PK-5). The district understands that not all families have access to internet services in their homes, and school staff have devloped plans for those students to receive activities through home delivery or U.S. Mail Service.

The district is grateful to those who have volunteered to provide meals for students in our community during this extended absence. Llok for details on the school web page, email, or local media, for additional details about meal deliveries.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. I heard this quote several times in the past few days, and it feels appropriate at thsi time. "In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be quite apparent if we underreacted and did too little."

Stay Safe Hornets!

Dan Wiebers
Chillicothe R-II Superintendent