School Closure Extended by Governor Reynolds

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Update: April 2, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Reynolds ordered an extension to the school closures through April 30th. This means our CRCSD buildings and schools will remain closed through April 30th. The closures will continue to impact all Cedar Rapids Community School District programming, including before- and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and all weekend events.

This is an unusual time. Only so much of this is within our control. If we are able to return prior to the end of the school year (and as early as May 1), we will be thrilled for that. 

Families will receive an additional communication in the coming days on a number of topics:

  • The possibility of students/families retrieving personal items from schools.
  • What this means for online academic experiences.
  • What this means for grades/credits (this is an especially complex concern for high school students and seniors).
  • Mental health supports and services within our community.

For now, families may continue to access learning activities in a variety of ways:

  • Our website (you can print packets from our website)
  • Pick up printed materials from the food distribution sites
  • Request materials to be mailed weekly to your home if you do not have access to a computer, internet, and/or a printer 
  • If you have any questions about how academic resources and activities may be accessed, please contact your child’s building principal. 

This has been an incredibly challenging time for the entire CRCSD community and our great city. I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation. We will continue to keep you updated via email, phone calls, text, social media, and our website. 

We encourage the community to rely on the experts for information related to COVID-19 and how to help put a stop to the spread of the virus. Stay informed and access up-to-date information from trusted expert sources:

World Health Organization
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County Health Department

This has been an incredibly challenging time for the entire Cedar Rapids Community School District and our great city. We want to thank our staff, families, and community for your patience and understanding as we have responded to this unprecedented situation together.

 

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