Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Greetings Chadron Public Schools Parents, Patrons, and Students:
We are excited to send out some great news: Starting September 14, 2020 through potentially
December 2020, All students regardless of economic status will receive free meals at Chadron Public Schools. Money is provided by the CARES Act and could possibly be depleted before the end of December. The USDA has given guidance that schools may extend the Summer Meal Program in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch served through our school food program. Seconds and ala carte items will be charged to your child’s account.
This guidance came September 1, 2020 and our application was filed. Thus allowing us to start this great benefit on September 14, 2020. I encourage you to have your students eat at school. Meals served prior to this were charged at our normal prices. Please continue to fill out free and reduced lunch forms as normal. These numbers allow us to apply for and reap other benefits.
Chadron Public Schools hopes that this news comes as a pleasant surprise and helps each family financially through these unprecedented times.
Monday, November 23, 2020
As we head in to the holiday season, we have much to be grateful for. 2020 has been that strange unprecedented year that I hope we never experience again. I am grateful we have been able to have in-person instruction. We have students, teachers, staff and administrators that have followed our CoVid standard operating procedures to allow us to continue in person learning. I hope we can stay on this path.
The "new normal" school year has been stressful for all. No one likes to wear masks, except at cold football games maybe. Everyone in school needs to be commended for the extra work that has been brought about by CoVid.
I am grateful for the community of Chadron, the School Board and Chadron Public Schools Staff. They have made my transition here an easier one. My family and I embrace our new life here and hope for some social interaction when it is prudent to do so.
The New Year is a natural time for reflection. It’s a moment when we can look back at the highs and lows. We can then decide to embrace them as learning opportunities or we can examine them to bring about a change. In any case, we need to use these experiences to become better educators. Often in a school, many do not understand all the hats that we have to wear to make our school successful. It can be very tiring and sometimes we wonder if it really makes a difference. I want to thank each and every one of the staff members and parents for ALL you do for the students. An education is the greatest gift that we can give our kids.
Establishing positive relationships with your students and children, while creating an atmosphere where children have positive relationships with each other, will truly benefit any classroom, family or community. Quality relationships will support and increase a positive community where children want to thrive. I am fortunate to work with a faculty that views positive relationships as the most important and strive to nurture those relationships. “A quality teacher-student relationship means more than the combined power of all teaching and discipline techniques known to humankind.” Love and logic Teacher-ism
In 2021, we will continue to build those relationships that will allow our students to be successful in and out of the classroom.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Chadron Public Schools CoVid Dial
We know that the "risk dial" continues to move in the Panhandle (and all parts of the state). We continue to communicate with Panhandle Public Health (PPHD) on a weekly basis. We discuss our school protocols, data, and community risks. We will continue to work on and monitor our School Community Status. You will notice that it has no correlation with the Panhandle Risk Dial. Our status does not solely rely on their dial. If you monitor our CoVid dashboard our cases have lessened. Through contact tracing, done by PPHD, it has been determined that cases have originated outside of the school. This gives us confidence that our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are working and are keeping our kids safe. In my opinion, staying in school continues to be the prudent thing to do and one of the safest places for our students. The confirmed cases in our district still remain manageable because we are following our SOP's.
Wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing, and hand-washing remain our best defensive.
Here is our CoVid page on our school website: https://www.chadronschools.org/covid-19
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