March 23, 2020 Update
ISD 361 received employee test result on Sunday that show the employee tested negative for COVID-19 and is allowed to return to work effective immediately. This is a relief for the staff/family as well as the district as a whole. We will continue to advocate for best practice behaviors such as social distancing and frequent hand washing.
Food Service is now open to any school aged child living in our district free of charge. Please call 283-2571 ext. 1102 to get your child added to the list if you desire this service. They will provide a lunch and breakfast in each bag. As demand rises we will need to start delivery earlier to get families food in a timely manner.
Childcare continues at FES for families of emergency workers in the Tier I category. Children can be added at any time. If interested please call 283-2571 ext. 1230 to get your child registered.
We have scheduled Wednesday to be a voluntary pickup day for the personal belongings, books, materials for the following week, etc. We would appreciate families picking up materials if at all possible and if it doesn’t put undue burden on you. Materials that are not picked up will then be organized and delivered on Thursday. We will not leave any items outside of a house, so if you do not pick items up on Wednesday and you know no one will be home, call us with an alternative drop off location (283-2571 ext. 1300).
Wednesday pick up: We are trying to do this orderly as to not have people having to wait for extended periods of time. Families will use the bus lane at FES or FHS, tell us your child’s name/grade and we will convey that to workers inside who will deliver the items to your vehicle. One suggestion was to write your child’s name/grade on a piece of paper so that workers can pick the correct vehicle as they come out. Below is the schedule, but if this doesn’t work with your schedule, you are welcome to come anytime during the outlined periods.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Many teachers have already connected with families and have distributed personal belongings and materials for the week of March 30th. If you are not sure if you have anything to pick up, contact the teacher in advance. Please use bus lane in single file and staff will get child’s name and retrieve materials for you. If you have more than one child attending FES, feel free to get all of their material at the same time.
Further questions, contact FES office at 283-2571 ext. 1230
8:30 – 10:30 6th & 7th Grade
10:30 – 12:30 8th & 9th Grade
12:30 – 2:30 10th & 11th Grade
2:30 – 4:00 12th Grade
Please use bus lane located in student parking lot, single file, and staff will get child’s name and retrieve materials for you. If you have more than one child attending FHS, feel free to get all of their material at the same time.
Further questions, contact FHS office at 283-2571 ext. 1103
The above schedules are an attempt to prevent congestion, but if the assigned time doesn’t work, come when it works in your schedule.
The distance learning will look different for different grades and different classes. We are working to use technology as much as possible to communicate with children and families. If you are having technology issues that we can help with, please call 283-2571 ext. 1151 and one of our technology employees will help. You may have to leave a message and they will get back to you as they are under a heavy workload at this point.