School closed due to illness
As you are aware, the flu has hit our student population hard over the course of the last two weeks. We have fought, what seems to this point to be, a losing battle against the spread of the illness. Our custodians have doubled their efforts at sanitizing the buildings, and the teachers and students have been diligent in providing their assistance. Despite our best efforts the illness continues to spread.
In an effort to stop the spread of this illness, we will be closing our schools for Monday and Tuesday of next week. This will extend the Thanksgiving break and provide a nine day period in which our buildings can be vacant. We are canceling or postponing activities that would have taken place on Monday, 11/19/12, and Tuesday, 11/20/12. This cancellation includes our A.M./P.M. daycare program.
I understand that this action will create childcare issues for some, but we believe our best hope at stopping the spread of this illness is to give all of our students and staff this extended time away from each other. All Lone Jack C-6 facilities will be closed to all activities from Friday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. to Monday, November 26th.
My hope is that this break will allow our students and staff the opportunity to be restored to good health. In addition, please accept my wishes for a wonderful time of Thanksgiving for your family.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.