Jessica Cejnar / Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 11:37 a.m. / Education, Emergencies, Health, Oregon
Brookings-Harbor School District To Extend Spring Break Through March 31 Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
Brookings-Harbor School District's superintendent announced that spring break will be extended to March 31 and all school activities will be suspended to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus:
Dear Brookings-Harbor School District Families, Staff, and Community,
Due to the unprecedented public health crisis caused by COVID-19, Governor Kate Brown and her administration have ordered that all Oregon K-12 schools be closed to students March 16 through March 31. During this extended “Spring Break” all school activities, including athletic events and practices, are canceled. Extending spring break is a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”) and its impacts on our citizens and health care systems.
Our food service director and community food bank partners have already met to identify strategies to provide meals to students next week and we hope to be able to share details with student families as soon as possible of a process where meals may be distributed and/or picked-up.
Due to the abruptness of the school closure, there will be no required academic work assigned to students to complete online or via packets during the break. We will share more information and resources on this topic as the end of the break nears.
This dynamic and historical public health situation has no precedent and is changing daily. We will do our best to keep families informed on developments. We hope you all stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing all our students again on Wednesday, April 1. Please check for updates regularly at https://www.brookings.k12.or.us/covid19updates/.
Thank you for your support and cooperation
Chris Eberhardt, Superintendent