As a school district and at Chillicothe High School, our top priority is doing what is best for all kids. This includes taking any measure to ensure that every one of our students is safe and every one of them is provided the best education possible no matter what the obstacles and circumstances.
In order to meet the educational needs of our students in these ever changing and almost unprecedented times in our lives, I have attached in this email the educational plan we are implementing through flexible learning days for our high school students. We are also including an attachment in this email about frequently asked questions you may have about flexible learning days with informational answers to those frequently asked questions. In the attached flexible learning day plan, student expectations are clearly stated for the days we will be out of school but were previously scheduled to be in school. In the attached, you will also find teacher, administrator, counselor, and parent expectations for any and all the days that we may be out of school but were regularly scheduled to be in school.
I realize that the uncertainty of how this may progress in our area, coupled with the constant media exposure, can create a lot of fear and anxiety for everyone’s families. While the days and weeks ahead may be trying times for our community, I am confident we will work through this together in a way that sustains learning for Chillicothe High School students, while also keeping our students and staff healthy and safe.
After reading through the attachments, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Dr Watkins. We will continue to strive to do what is best for our students no matter what the circumstances may be and try to meet their educational needs as best as anyone can during these adverse times.
Parents, I ask that you please read the attached documents.
Chillicothe High School Principal/AD
What is COVID-19 and what symptoms to look for? Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
COVID-19 fact sheet is available on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website
Suggestions on how to discuss COVID-19 with your child, the National Association of School Psychologists has a great resource.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE): Coronavirus Information