Hiawatha Unified School District No. 415
706 South First Street; P.O. Box 398
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434-0398
(785) 742-2224 Fax: (785) 742-2301
CHANGE IN LEARNING MODEL - MOVE TO REMOTE: Message to Families
Dear Red Hawk Families,
Earlier today, USD 415 received news from the N.E.K. Multi-County Health Department and our local healthcare providers of a significant increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community and in our schools. These cases have impacted our schools to a great extent. While many of the cases in our schools are isolated in one building, the consequences have hit all of our schools. It has also made it impossible to effectively staff our school buildings. As a result, we will be moving from our current in-person instructional model to remote learning for all students. Fortunately, we have planned for this scenario and are ready to quickly make the transition. We will begin the remote learning model for all grade levels tomorrow, September 24th. We anticipate staying in the remote learning phase through October 9th. We hope to be able to return to in-person learning on October 9th. This cannot be guaranteed at this time, however. We will continue to update you through this two week period. Your childrens’ schools will also be contacting families with more details.
Information regarding food service will be provided later today as well. As all students will become remote learners for the next two weeks, it will be necessary for parents to fill out a USD 415 Remote Learning Assurances form.
This is an unfortunate situation and one we have worked diligently to avoid. We regret this situation, but it cannot be avoided.
Lonnie Moser, Superintendent