USD 475 is committed to committed to our mission that students in Geary County have access a world-class education to prepare them for a successful future, even in adverse situations.
The State of Kansas has issued a directive to close all school buildings throughout the state for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to ensure that we all do our part to help slow the spread of this virus. However, USD 475 does not believe that this should inhibit our students from receiving a quality education.
The district has been monitoring this situation and has been planning and preparing for an event like this. USD 475 will be releasing information soon about online learning for students. While the district works to keep families updated, we also want to be sure that our families stay safe and informed during this time.
Parents and families have many questions about this situation affects our students. District administrators are working to ensure that all those questions are answered. USD 475 has created a Q&A to address many of these questions. This page will be updated as more questions are answered, and we will ensure that it is updated as new information becomes available. The questions and answers can be found here: http://www.usd475.org/extended-closure-questions-and-answers/
Each person in our community can be proactive in ensuring they do not contribute to the spread of the virus. If we all work together, it will ensure that this disruption is as short as possible, and it will allow our students to get back to learning in classroom environments with their teachers.
In an effort to support our community, we have included information regarding safeguards that people can use, below. The CDC, State of Kansas, and Geary County Health Department all have a wide variety of resources and information available. We have provided links to these websites below.
The most important things we can all do at this time is to practice social-distancing, increase hygiene, and eliminate all unnecessary travel outside the home. These actions will ensure that we do not spread the virus throughout our own community and will allow life to return to normal as quickly as possible.
For more information on proactive measures and COVIS-19 updates, please visit the following websites:
Geary County Health Department – https://www.gearycounty.org/1398/Health-Department
State of Kansas COVID-19 Resource Center – https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus