Mar 24, 2020 8:00 PM

Haven USD 312 provides update on schools

Posted Mar 24, 2020 8:00 PM

HAVEN, Kan. — The Haven USD 312 school district ran down the schedule for resuming classes on its website Tuesday.

The district plans to continue meeting this week to develop a curriculum and decide how classes will be presented to students.

Teachers are working on learning plans for grade levels, classes and individual students. The district will unveil those plans to district patrons by Friday. The board is set to take action on those plans during a meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 30.

Meanwhile, the district continues to put plans together that will allow students to gather their belongings from school buildings. The district is also working on a way to honor students and graduates once things return to normal.

Not only are schools closed, but all playgrounds are closed to use by the public. The district is currently providing grab-and-go meals to anyone 1-18 at four locations. Those locations are the former Partridge Elementary School, Yoder Charter School, Haven Elementary School and the Kids Depot in Mount Hope. Serving is from 11 a.m. until noon and children must be present.

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VOAD available for assistance

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is activating a disaster relief protocol in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

VOAD may offer unmet needs assistance to those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Any resident who feels they would qualify for assistance needs to simply call 2-1-1, which operates 24/7, and let them know they live in Reno County and are requesting assistance. This assistance is underway and VOAD will accept applications for assistance through June 30, 2020.

The Reno County VOAD could use donations of diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, Lysol spray and toilet paper to assist those in need. Please drop these donations at Interfaith Housing Community Services warehouse at 1326 E. Ave. A or The Salvation Army at 700 S. Walnut between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with unmet needs — such as rent, utilities, food or prescription drug costs for individuals who have been impacted by this crisis — you can donate in care of Rally Reno County unmet needs fund by calling 2-1-1, donate on the Reno County VOAD Facebook page, send your donation to United Way of Reno County at P.O. Box 2230, Hutchinson, KS 67504, or drop off a donation at the United Way office at 924 N. Main in Hutchinson.