Information regarding La Farge Schools Closure

March 15, 2020

6:45pm

La Farge Schools Students and Families:

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these uncertain times!

More information and details will  be forthcoming, but here is some information for you to begin planning for the next several weeks. 

Building Closure:

School facilities are closed to students from Monday, March 16 - Friday, April 3. No extracurricular activities or athletic practices or events will take place during this time.

Students will be invited to come to school on Tuesday, March 17 between 12:00pm and 6:00pm or Wednesday, March 18 between 9:00am and 12:00pm to pick up any personal belongings as well as materials needed to work at home during the closure, including Chromebooks and chargers (for grades 3-12). 

If your family needs your instructional materials to be delivered, please call your child(ren)’s teacher or Principal.

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 is La Farge Schools’ spring break. At this time, we are planning on school reopening on Monday, April 13, though things may change. 

Continuity of Education:

Our staff is putting a plan in place to minimize the impact in loss of instruction for our students. Starting on Wednesday, March 18, teachers will be implementing online and/or home-based learning plans for students. Because our district is one-to-one with technology in grades 3 - 12, these teachers will be delivering content primarily through an online learning platform. Your child(ren)’s teachers will be in contact with you regarding this plan, and help provide some workarounds for any barriers in accessibility. For our youngest learners in grades 4K - 2, materials and resources are being prepared to support students’ growth. Your child(ren)’s teachers will be in contact with you regarding this plan. 

We understand that the closure of schools and our broader community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has impacts on families and homes. Teachers will be available via email and other modes of communication to support students and families, though expectations during this time are flexible.

Continuity of Food Service: We will be providing free bagged breakfasts and lunches during the mandated COVID-19 school closure. Bagged meals will be offered Monday through Friday from March 16th thru April 3rd. Lunches will contain a sandwich, fruit, vegetable, and milk, and will be packaged with the next day's breakfast. Each breakfast will contain milk, fruit juice, and an Uncrustables OR a muffin and a cheese stick.  The meals will be packaged together and will be delivered by 11:00am each day. Any child, in your household 18 years of age or younger is eligible to receive one of these lunches.

There are two ways to place an order for these bagged meals.

  • Go to this link. Once you sign up for meals, they will be delivered each day until you call or email to cancel. 

  • Call (608) 625-0135 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to sign up. If no one answers, please call back so that we can gather all of the necessary information.

All bagged meals will be offered FREE of charge regardless if your student is eligible for free/reduced meals to household members 18 and under.

Orders will be delivered to addresses within the district. Please place a cooler outside your door for the meals to be dropped off in. If you live outside of the District but would like to participate in this service please call 608-625-0135.

Special Dietary Needs: We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs. Please make sure to inform us of any at the time you sign up for orders. We can only meet requests when we have a doctor’s note on file. 

Ongoing Communication: The District office will remain open during the closure. During this unprecedented time, we are committed to keeping in touch with the children and families of the La Farge School District. If there is anything you need, please call us- we are continuing to work diligently to serve our students during this closure. 

As this situation evolves, we will keep you updated on timelines and provision of services. 

Take care, Wildcats!

Stay healthy,

Meaghan Gustafson