LANGDON, Kan. — A sharp increase in quarantines and positive COVID cases has forced Fairfield USD 310 to close effective tomorrow. All activities for Friday as well as next week are canceled.
Superintendent Betsy McKinney says the positive cases are among both the students and staff.
“We have 20% of our student body out, affected by COVID, with positive or in quarantine,” McKinney said. “We also have 39% of our teachers and paraprofessionals gone as of today (Thursday).”
Students will be in remote learning starting Tuesday and running through Friday. McKinney says they are prepared for students to learn from home.
“We have the capability to do that,” McKinney said. “We are preparing our students by sending home devices today and then having a materials pick-up on Monday for the younger students.”
Teachers who are not sick or quarantined will be working from campus. Fairfield will release more details about everything on Monday and provide parents with pick-up times for school work. Older students will take home devices Thursday. Students may also take home workbooks and textbooks they could need next week.
Student meals will be available for pick-up during next week’s four days of remote learning. Those needing meals should contact Jaqui Conrad at [email protected] or call the kitchen at 620-596-2007. Orders for meals must be placed before Monday at 2 p.m.
Meals may be picked up Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until noon. Family members can pick up student meals without the students being present. Meals will not be available Friday or Monday since school is not in session.
For students in the Sylvia area needing internet services for next week's remote learning, the Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene will be providing free Wi-Fi service to do schoolwork. Please contact FES Music Teacher James Davis for more information at [email protected].