Parents, guardians, students, staff, and community,
Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state and counties near us, hospitals, health departments, and state agencies continue to restrict access to facilities to reduce the employee and customer interactions. We want to follow those same practices by educating our students virtually through April 17th, 2020. After speaking to local health officials and other local superintendents, we want to provide an environment that is safer for students, families, and staff during this difficult time.
Students and families should expect to be provided lessons and activities from teachers. Teachers will be providing feedback to students and parents. Teachers will be accessible online for questions and to support students and parents who need assistance with online learning and alternative methods of learning. The objective is to help students continue to learn and grow.
Teachers will be provided with training on Zoom, Google products, Discovery and provided with numerous online resources to provide online and alternative instruction to our students. We will provide introductory training and more in depth training to teachers who want to dive deeper with these tools.
There will be many questions after this announcement is made today, but rest assured, Mr. Mayes and our administrative team are working diligently to answer all those questions and outline a strong structure for everyone to follow and feel supported throughout this unknown journey.
Remember, we are all in this together. If the past few weeks has taught us nothing else, it’s taught us what lengths we will all go to connect with, provide for, and enrich our students’ lives by whatever means necessary.
Dr. Tony Robinson, Superintendent
Sikeston R-6 Schools
If you have questions on monitoring your health, please call your primary care provider or our Missouri State Department of Health Department. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), you should call your medical provider if you answer YES to any of the following questions:
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or may have been exposed to a potential source of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider or your nearest hospital emergency department BEFORE you arrive. You will be screened and the best course of assessment and treatment will be determined.