Due the historic nature of today’s decision to close all k-12 schools in the state, Pen City Current is printing statements from area administrators in their entirety.
Dear Fort Madison Community School District Family,
Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced that all schools in Iowa will remain closed through the end of the school year to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Governor Reynolds’ announcement will continue to affect all school and district programs, including before and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices, competitions, and all weekend events. Decisions regarding prom and graduation ceremonies will be made at a later time, while following guidelines from the CDC.
We, as an FMCSD family, are sad and disappointed that we can’t return to our buildings and see our students but we all understand that in order to keep our students and the community safe, this is the right approach. Our teachers will continue to provide virtual learning opportunities through June 2nd, which is the last day of school as stated on our district calendar.
We encourage all families to continue participating in the virtual learning activities and office hours that have been set up by teachers. After June 2nd, the on-line learning resources on the FMCSD website will continue to be available to all families and we hope that you find them useful. As a school district, we will be having targeted conversations regarding re-entering in the Fall to address the loss of learning time as a result of the COVID-19 shut down.
FMCSDs food service program will continue to provide breakfast and lunch meals through June 2nd. Any necessary changes in frequency will be communicated via PowerSchool email and posted on our website.
As stated before, we will get through this together as a district family. Please stay healthy and we encourage our families to continue to practice healthy habits and social distancing. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help and support you in any way we can.
Dr. Erin Slater, Superintendent