Max Clark, 3 months ago
USD 331 Kingman-Norwich Eagle Family,
Due to continuing improvement in the COVID Pandemic cases in the county and in the school district, we are planning a modification to our mask-wearing mitigation plan within the school building classrooms. This relaxation will begin on Monday, March 22nd. This is the Monday students return from Spring Break.
The major difference in the protocols is that students will be allowed to lower their mask in the classroom IF they are seated, properly distanced and have a partition between them and others (i.e. separated behind plexiglass). Everyone will be required to put their mask back on when they move around in the classroom, are doing group work, and between classes in the halls, and elsewhere.
We are not out of the pandemic. But we believe our numbers make it appropriate to move to this protocol. We want to emphasize that we will need to monitor COVID cases closely the two weeks following Spring Break due to the possibility of travel by our students and families during Spring Break. We continue to work with the Kingman County Health Department to clear the major items with them, and want to emphasize how fortunate we are to have great leadership here in Kingman County.
The numbers could climb again. Certainly, as a community we are becoming a bit looser and only time will tell if that leads to a surge. So, we must be mentally prepared to return to more restrictive protocols if that becomes warranted.
Students will still need to enter buildings with a mask, and masks will be universally required at passing periods and close-contact activities. Then, we will continue to use our local numbers to determine our gating status each week.
Key factors considered in determining this change:
• Declining Case Numbers in the County and across the state
• Many teachers, staff and community members vaccinated
• Masks must be worn in all other settings
• Masks are only off when seated, alone and distanced in classrooms
We appreciate your support.
Max Clark, 3 months ago
USD 331 Kingman-Norwich Board of Education March Meeting Time has been changed to 8:00 p.m. tonight (Mar. 8) The change is because Norwich Girls' basketball team is playing the 1st round of the State Basketball Tourn game that starts at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed.
Max Clark, 4 months ago
Important update for USD 331 Parents and Students:
No Meals will be served on TUESDAY, Feb. 16 in USD 331 schools
Due to the dangerously low temperatures forecast for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the schools will NOT be serving any meals. Tuesday will still be a Remote Learning Day from home, but No Meals will be served. With negative windchills well below Zero degrees, it does not make sense to ask kids and parents to come to the school to pick up a meal.
Wednesday will be a Remote Learning Day also, but, we will plan to prepare and distribute lunches on Wednesday, Feb. 17. It will still be cold outside, but the temperature is forecast to be 12 degrees at 11:30 a.m. with a windchill of +4. Please contact the office by 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning if you will be picking up lunches. All meals for Kingman kids will be distributed out of Kingman Elementary Cafeteria. Norwich meals should be picked up at the West entrance to the school.
We apologize for any inconvenience.