Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Press Release - Alternative learning environment for the remainder of the school year.



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March 31, 2020
For more information, contact:
Kim Engel, Director, 308-760-2415, kengel@pphd.org

Panhandle schools will be operating in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the school year.

After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will remain closed and operate in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.

Traditional graduation ceremonies are not going to be possible this May.  Schools will be working to determine appropriate alternative methods to honor the Class of 2020 in each community, whether that be a ceremony at a later date or some other locally determined alternative graduation that complies with the guidance of health officials.

We continue to monitor the unfolding COVID-19 epidemic to anticipate its impact on the Panhandle.  We are working as a unified command with Region 21, 22, and 23 Emergency Managers, and Scotts Bluff County Health Department on this evolving situation.  We will continue to communicate important updates to the public and our partners.  The CDC is putting out updated guidance daily; for the most up to date information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  To learn more about COVID-19, go to https://www.cdc.gov/covid19.

Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for all who live, learn, work and play in the Panhandle.  Our vision is that we are a healthier and safer Panhandle Community.  Visit our website www.pphd.org.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday 23rd, 2020-What is the plan?

Dear Students and Parents

We hope you are all doing well.  Thank you for being patient while we plan how to
serve you from home.  For now, the grade level teachers at Chadron Intermediate
School have developed lessons both digitally (see below)and printed versions
where students can review previously taught lessons.  At this time we do not
intend for students to return lessons due to health concerns.  

Grab-N-Go- Meals and Materials -Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 11:00-12:30

Digital Lessons-Click Below
Personal Items from cubbies or desks
You may call the CIS office at 432-0717 to arrange a time to pick up necessary items
from student cubbies or desks (boots, coats, backpacks, glasses etc…)  We can meet
you at the door with those items. Until we know for sure, we don’t plan to clean out
items in student desks.  



We plan to have printed lessons (either middle school parking lot or North door of the
Intermediate School) from 11:00-12:30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  At this
time, we will not be asking you to return any of the school work.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

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After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will be closed through Friday, May 1st, with the possibility of schools being closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.  This decision will be re-evaluated as circumstances change, with parents and families updated accordingly and extended as needed.  This is a precautionary measure; there are currently no confirmed cases in the Panhandle; however, local health and school officials are watching the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota closely.  School Superintendents met with Unified Command and agreed this action would help prevent exposure to our area to flatten the curve and decrease the spread of disease.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Grab-n-go breakfast and lunch Survey

We are trying to find out, how many families would like a grab-n-go breakfast and lunch.  Please take this one minute survey. Pending approval, we would like to start on Monday March 23rd.  Pick up times have yet to be determined. Thank you.

Please only complete once per family

https://forms.gle/CqTV3RBxinLjaywR6

Note from the CIS Teachers

To: CIS Parents
From:  CIS Teaching Team
Date:  March 18, 2020


Hello!  What a difference a week can make.  We hope this finds everyone well.
At this trying time, we as a staff are thinking of all of you and our students and
finding ways to assist as much as possible.  First of all, we want you to know
that we have as many questions and concerns as all of you. However, we are
doing our best to think of all the needs of each and every student.  We are
working on providing student learning activities. Please be watching for
possible communication from your student’s homeroom teacher as we prepare
for the unknown. We have been instructed by our administration to provide
your students with review materials in a digital and paper format.  Please
continue to follow the CPS communication networks to keep up to date on
what is happening and what is to come.  

Our first step is to prepare a small review packet. This packet will have highly
encouraged optional learning activities. As we learn more information we will
be providing more educational opportunities in a variety of formats to facilitate
your child’s learning, sustain growth, and prepare them for moving forward
next year.  We realize that this is going to be difficult with the kids out of school
to keep them focused on learning and moving their academics forward. Please
be patient as we work through this unprecedented time together.