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COVID-19 Update - Thursday, September 24, 2020

Earlier today, Eudora Elementary School administration received guidance from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department to adjust our instructional learning model as a result of two positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff this week, with an additional two cases pending lab results. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be moving from our current hybrid instructional model to remote learning for all Eudora Elementary School students, as an effort to break the chain of transmission. 


We will begin the remote learning model for Pre-K through 5th grade tomorrow, Friday, September 25, 2020, through October 4, 2020. The Hybrid Youth Program Extension (HYPE) will be canceled during the remote learning model's implementation. During this time of remote learning, our staff will work to deep clean and disinfect in anticipation for the return of students and staff. 


The purpose of this isolation period is intended to keep students away from one another. We ask for your assistance by refraining from allowing students to gather over the course of the next week. The three most important things you can do are, wear your mask, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick. By doing these things, we stand a greater chance of breaking the cycle of transmission, allowing students to return to school. 


Please know that we are taking this action to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We recognize the timing of this adjustment creates a challenge for families. Over the coming days, we will communicate with you regarding our next steps with the intent to provide as much lead time as possible. What we do will depend on the status of COVID-19 and the continued guidance we receive from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Thank you very much for your continued help and support. 



Steve Splichal

Superintendent of Schools

Eudora USD 491