In an effort to overcome illness issues in the Windom schools, Superintendent Wayne Wormstadt announced this evening that Windom will see a 10-day break from students–starting Friday.
Here is the letter Wormstadt sent to parents today:
The school district has been battling staff illnesses on top of our season illnesses with students since Christmas break has ended. We are seeing Covid, Influenza, RSV and a host of other items. This week we have had everyday 10-15+% of staff out. At these levels of absence we cannot function effectively in the education of your students.
I have set a plan to get a 10 day break for students in classrooms in hopes of getting everyone healthy. This plan has the least amount of disruption to regularly scheduled school days.
• Friday, January 14th School closed due to health concerns
• Monday, January 17th Staff development day No students and No – Distance Learning (as scheduled)
• Tuesday – Thursday January 18-20 Prek through Grades 12 we will go to Distance Learning
• Friday – Teacher work day for end of semester No Students (as scheduled)
The District will not be providing daycare or adventure club during this time.
We will run evening activities as scheduled. We ask that any students that are sick do NOT attend.
This schedule is the least disruptive schedule tied to our current calendar. This creates the least amount of impact to our scheduled days for students. Thank you for understanding.
Windom Area School District
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