COVID-19

WELLNESS BREAK EXTENDED

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our area requires school districts to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health. In consultation with county health department officials, we will extend the closure of PK-12 school districts through Friday, April 24. These schools will be affected: Blue Eye, Crane, Galena, Hurley, and Reeds Spring. The extended closure impacts all extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including athletic competitions, practices, and after-school programs and events. All buildings remain closed to the public and nonessential personnel.

These districts understand that this is a very uncertain time for everyone, but the public can be sure of one thing: districts are focused on protecting the safety and well-being of students, staff and their families. The school districts recognize that this decision will have a wide-reaching impact on many people and are committed to providing learning opportunities at home and other essential services for students, families, and communities during this extended closure. As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve, additional modifications may become necessary. As decisions are made, each district will share information through their regular communication channels.

To support students and prevent a gap in learning due to the extended wellness break, Hurley Schools is providing several types of resources for parents, which include online access and printed materials. Resources are provided to enhance or continue learning already achieved in the classroom. These activities are recommended (not required) to keep students strong mentally, physically and emotionally.

If you would like to be added to the food list please call 369-3271 and state your student's name, your contact number, and delivery or pickup address. Once on the list, no other calls are necessary unless removal from the food list is requested. Please monitor our website and Facebook accounts for updates, information, and resources. Building principals and teachers will continue to reach out to families each week.

Dr. Allison Pope

MEALS FOR STUDENTS

Hurley Schools are providing FREE meals for PreK-18-year-old students Monday through Friday from 11-12:30. Students may be added to the list at any time. Daily calls for meals are not required once you are on the list.

To get on the list call 369-3271 extension 1114 and leave a message stating student names, contact information, and pick-up or delivery options.

Student enrichment work will be sent with meals during pick-up or delivery. Anyone not receiving meals may pick up student work between 8 and 11 am on Friday.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

April 7, 2020


Dear Tiger Parents/Guardians:

I want to provide some updated information as we continue to work through these unique times. Hurley continues to provide meals to students, any child age 0-18 may access the free meals. The upcoming holiday weekend changes our meal distributions. On Thursday we will distribute two days of meals and be closed on Friday, April 10th, and Monday, April 13th. We will provide two days of meals on Tuesday. Distribution of food will resume normal procedures on Wednesday.

Hurley continues to provide educational opportunities for our students to practice and apply key academic skills if they want to continue learning at home. Educational materials can also meet students' needs for movement, self-expression, and creativity. Families and students can work together to decide which activities they will do each day. Completed packets of activities may be dropped off with meal pick up in provided boxes located on the sidewalk or handed to bus drivers on Thursday, April 9, if students are seeking to improve 3rd quarter grades or seeking feedback from teachers. This process of providing educational materials remains optional learning for families. A new packet of educational opportunities may be picked up or delivered with meals on Wednesday, April 15th.

If you have any needs or concerns or if you want to be added to the current list of meal requests please contact us at 417-369-3271 ext 1114. We are happy to help in any way that we can. I want to say a special thank you to the many staff members and volunteers who are working daily to provide meals to our students and reaching out regularly to our student body.

For the kids,


Dr. Allison Pope, Superintendent