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Click below to read the letter from North Central Health District.
According to Governor Ricketts, the current standard for closure in rural Nebraska Schools will be one untraceable (community spread) case (uncertain how they got it) of Covid-19 in an ESU area. When that occurs in ESU #8 the state will ask all schools in the ESU to close. If there is a closure, the situation will be re-evaluated every two weeks.
It is the intention of Elgin Public School if that occurs, to maintain some type of educational program for our students. Many activities and gatherings will be affected in the next weeks/months to come so please continue to watch the website calendar (Click here for Calendar) and the Daily Bulletin (Click here for Daily Bulletin)
Parents --- please start thinking and planning for a possible long term closure of Elgin Public Schools. Do you have access to the internet at home? What form of communication works best for your situation. If you wish to remove your child from school and keep them at home, that is your prerogative, just let us know of that decision. Appropriate arrangements will be made for the continuation of their education.
TUESDAY, March 17th ----- No Early Dismissal on Tues. Student-Led Conferences will not be held at school. Students will take their report cards and student portfolios home on Tuesday evening and conferences will be held at home. Parents will have a signature page to sign when the conference has been completed with their student. This form must be returned to school. A regular day of school will be held on Tues. including afternoon preschool.
This is a Webinar video from our Health district. While the numbers of cases mentioned will obviously increase and continue to change with the more time that passes from its creation; there is a LOT of good information for you to get from the presentation. Also, this situation will work just like weather days in that if you want to keep your children home just let us know and we will make lesson/homework arrangements...
North Central Health District Webinar for School Admins. & Nurses (recorded 3/10/20)
As with all best health practices, please keep these tips in mind:
The 7th Grade Art class started off the quarter by creating paper mache sculptures. They began with a Styrofoam head and applied several layers of brown paper towels dipped in a water and glue mix. This was allowed to dry and harden overnight. They then mixed up a pulp consisting of shredded tissues and more glue. This was applied to create the features of the face. Once the features dried another layer of paper towels was paper mached over the face. When the sculpture was dry the students painted their art piece with black, acrylic paint. Silver paint was dry brushed over the black to give the sculpture a metallic appearance.
The last step was creating a hairdo for their sculpture. The 7th grade used tissue paper, metallic streamers and window screen. Some students added accessories such as glasses, earrings and headphones. Click on the slideshows to view their work.
Come view their work in person April 30th and May 1st when Elgin Public hosts the Niobrara Valley Conference Art Show!