March 23: Superintendent Update

March 23: Superintendent Update

March 23, 2020

Dear Parents,

At noon today Governor Eric Holcomb addressed the state and issued an Executive Order to stay home in the latest effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the address he said with regards to schools, “Educational Institutions for the purposes of facilitating distance learning, performing critical research, or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of six-feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible.  The Executive Order is consistent with, and does not amend or supersede, any prior Executive Order regarding the closure of schools.”

What does this mean for LaVille?  First, the meal program is an essential function provided by the school.  Therefore, we will continue the meals until we are no longer able to, or we are told not to.  I am very proud to say, we have served close to five hundred meals a day since the second day the program started.   Our food service staff, drivers, teachers, instructional aides, and volunteers have gone way above and beyond.  Thank you!!!

Secondly, our custodial staff will be disinfecting all areas of each building where COVID 19 may live.  When an area is completed they will section it off and move onto another area until every space is sanitized.  In order for them to be successful in this process, I have asked that no teachers, parents or students enter these spaces.  It is very important we limit the foot traffic throughout the corporation so we don’t have to keep cleaning over and over.

Next, the office staff at each building will be working remotely.  Our technology department has created ways for the public to reach out to key people in each area.  If you call into any of the offices the voice message you leave will be sent to the secretary’s email address.  The secretary will get the message to the proper person in order for us to best service your issue.  Of course, you are also always able to email our staff directly as well.

Also, our teachers will still be working remotely delivering eLearning lessons.  Please continue to monitor your student’s progress on the assignments they receive.  If you have questions, then do not hesitate to ask your teacher.  We are very thankful to continue educating our students, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Again, as we continue to learn more from the state, the message will be sent forward to you as quickly as possible.  Please stay safe and out of harms way.  We will get through this and get back to normalcy hopefully soon!!!

Sincerely,

Mitchell D. Mawhorter