April 1, 2020
Dear Parents, Staff Members, and Community Members:
As everyone is aware, the recent COVID-19 virus continues to cause many problems/fears/hard decisions, including school closings. As a result of the continuing dangers associated with this situation, the Summersville R-2 School District will remain closed through Friday, April 24, 2020. This could be extended further based on any recommendations/directives from the federal government or any orders from Governor Parson. As that date approaches, we will re-evaluate the situation and make decisions for the rest of the school year. We will convey any updates to all families, staff members, and patrons of Summersville.
Other considerations during this time:
1. Meal pickups on Mondays and Wednesdays will continue, usually between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. If you have already been picking meals up, your child(ren) will still be on that list. Students can still be added to this service by contacting Dr. Stark (417-331-4153) or Mrs. Bird (417-331-2097) 24 hours or more before a pickup day.
2. Next Wednesday, April 8th, the meal pickup time will be 11 a.m. until noon. Dr. Stark and Mr. Briggs will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs (students will choose one item) to include with meal pickups.
3. Since the Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th has been cancelled, the Summersville Chamber of Commerce is doing something different. The first 100 elementary students to be driven to the elementary on April 8th will receive 3 Easter eggs. They don't have to be there for the meals to participate. Any prizes won will be picked up at Cathy's Creations on Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. Those kids not in the first group of 100 will still get candy when they arrive.
4. Along with online opportunities, hard copy packets will continue to be available for students on the meal pickup days. Questions or requests related to instruction or a specific building should be directed to Dr. Johnson (417-247-0800) or Mrs. Bird.
5. High School Senior Graduation is still scheduled for Sunday, May 3rd at 2 p.m. Plans are being made for an alternative location and routine, if another option is necessary. Regardless of if or when we return to school, there will be some type of graduation ceremony for the seniors. They are missing out on too much already.
We appreciate your understanding, patience, and support in this matter. This is a time to come together and help each other through assistance, communication, and prayers.
Dr. Rick Stark
Superintendent of Schools