DCPS cancels in-person school Wednesday due to staff shortages, moves to [email protected]; free meals available Wednesday

January 18, 2022 | 3:08 pm

Updated January 18, 2022 | 3:25 pm

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Daviess County Public Schools announced Tuesday afternoon they will be closed to in-person learning on Wednesday and are utilizing [email protected] Day 3. Earlier in the day, Superintendent Matt Robbins said the district expected to be in-person Wednesday.

Shortly after noon Tuesday following a Board of Education luncheon, Robbins said “as of right now, we’ll be in school tomorrow. I don’t have any reason at this point to say that we will not be in the school, regular session tomorrow.”

The announcement that they would instead be closed came about 2 hours later, with the reasoning be “a result of staffing shortages caused by the absences and quarantines due to COVID-19.”

Information is being shared with parents/families and links to online assignments are posted here.

The decision to implement [email protected] days is based on the community rate of COVID-19.

“The DCPS district is a reflection of the overall status of our  community,” Robbins said in a message being sent to families. “Accordingly, this has directly impacted our staff – due to isolation and/or quarantines – making it difficult for us to provide operational bus transportation and in-person classroom  instruction. Use of a [email protected] day allows time for staff to return and allows us to maintain an improved  operational status.”

Elementary students (grades P-5) should log in with their teachers at 9 a.m. Tuesday and complete  “[email protected] Day 3” assignments in their packets; these assignments are also posted here. Middle and high school schedules are also included on the website. [email protected] assignments are due within five school days. [email protected] days do not have to be made up at  the end of the year. 

Free meals

Free meals are available for all children and youth age 18 and younger at the following DCPS schools. Serving times for drive-through meal pickups are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Parents/guardians may go to whichever location is most convenient; you do not have to go to the school your child attends. Children do not have to be present; simply tell the workers how many meals you need.

  • Audubon Elementary School – 300 Worthington Road
  • East View Elementary School – 6104 Kentucky 405
  • Highland Elementary School – 2909 Kentucky 54
  • Meadow Lands Elementary School – 3500 Hayden Road
  • West Louisville Elementary School – 8400 Kentucky 56
  • Whitesville Elementary School – 9656 Kentucky 54
  • Burns Middle School – 4610 Goetz Drive
  • College View Middle School – 5061 New Hartford Road

January 18, 2022 | 3:08 pm

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