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Updated School Closure Information due to COVID 19

March 26, 2020

Kentucky Department of Education Task Force

As Kentucky responds to COVID-19 and extended school closure, a task force has been developed by the Kentucky Department of Education.

With representation from Fairview on the task force, we are in the news as our team works together during these unprecedented times.

You can read more at the link below.

http://dailyindependent.cnhi.newsmemory.com/…

 

March 25, 2020

 

And The Winner Is...

The Fairview Independent Educators by a landslide! #FairviewFamilyFun Posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter were included.

Another challenge coming next week... Fairview Students - We have just one question... Are you going to show up next time or let them do this to you again?!? #TeamFairview??

Many pictures can be found in the comments of the original post here: https://www.facebook.com/166000004080552/posts/499247927422423/?d=n

 

 

Attention Parents and Families of Students in Grades 3-5...

Parents and Families of students in grades 3-5 who pick up NTI work for days 11-20 this Friday, March 27, 2020, will also be picking up a chrome book for student use during the school closure and for NTI assignments on days 11-20. NTI day 11 starts on April 6, 2020 after spring break.

Students receiving school meal delivery will receive their Chromebooks by delivery with their meals on Monday, April 6, 2020. If students receive their NTI assignments this Friday during school meal delivery, they can still pick up a Chromebook through the drive-thru next to the FMS/FHS cafeteria until 2:00 PM this Friday.

Students who do not pick up their NTI assignments this Friday, as it is not required that you pick them up, and students who receive home meal delivery, will receive Chromebooks after we return April 6, 2020 from spring break. A process for getting those to the students will be announced at a later time. Again, every student in grades 3-5 has the option of picking up a Chromebook in the drive-thru this Friday.

We recognize that not every student has internet access at home. Students who do not have internet access at home will still be be provided a Chromebook for home use and will be able to do work on paper. Paper copies will go to all students, internet access or not. Currently, teachers are gathering information on the number of their students who do not have internet access so that we can make decisions based on these numbers and look at possible resources and options to address this need. We’re aware that Spectrum has offered free internet but unfortunately there are conditions included that will still result in it not being an option for all students.

We are working on plans as quickly as possible and will communicate as they are finalized. Your flexibility, understanding, and teamwork is valued greatly at this time as we work to give each and every student the best learning opportunities possible. #TeamFairview

 

 

March 24, 2020

 

COVID 19 School Closure

Part ONE - Days 11-20 Emergency NTI Packet Student Dissemination

Plan Part TWO - Days 1-10 Emergency NTI Student Assignment Collection Plan

Click to view the full NTI Packet Plan

 

Attention Fairview Families...

Attention Fairview Families... It's time for a little connection, competition, and at home #FairviewFamilyFun

Who will win this competition? Students or Staff?

We can't wait to see our students and create an opportunity for our students to see their friends and educators!

We will see you Wednesday!

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March 20, 2020

Please see the attached letter for an announcement and communication of important information.

Dear Fairview Students, Educators, Families, and Community,

In a conference call with Governor Beshear at 3:30 today, he recommended that all superintendents extend the cease of in-person classes through April 17, 2020. It is in the best interest of our students, staff, families, and community that I close school in our district through April 17, 2020, with a plan to return April 20, 2020 at this time.

In a meeting with staff last Friday, I explained that my focus would be on two priorities during this time:
1) Doing everything possible to keep our students, staff, families, and community safe
2) Continuing the efficient and effective operation of our school district during this extended closure

I explained to our educators that in order to maintain focus on these priorities, their flexibility, understanding, and teamwork would be crucial. The staff of Fairview have done exactly as expected and have went above and beyond what was asked of them. They should be commended for their flexibility, understanding, and teamwork during these challenging times. WE, as a TEAM, will continue to do everything that we can to provide the best for our students.

Regardless of the role that you have as part of the “Fairview Family”, you are an important part of our team and your flexibility, understanding, and teamwork are valued greatly. Beyond the challenges you face in general during these times of uncertainty, you also have the challenge of being in the role of a student, parent, educator, and community. Each of these roles come with their own challenges, but we will get through this together as a team. We will keep our focus on taking care of one another. That is how families stay strong regardless of how hard the challenge they face. Thank you for your continued commitment to maintain focus on what matters most.

I want to share some updates everyone in our Fairview Family will need to be aware of at this time. I understand this type of communication tends to be lengthy, however I will include the details necessary.

NTI Days

Our district’s application for emergency Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days has been approved. Last night, SB 177 passed to allow additional NTI days to be approved for districts by the Kentucky Department of Education. In addition to the importance of students completing their NTI assignments for learning, student participation in completing assignments is a crucial component necessary for our district to receive approval to not make up the day at a later date. Students must be completing their NTI assignments.

At this time, closure through April 17, 2020, with a return on April 20, 2020, will result in 20 NTI days in our district. A plan will be initiated next week for our district’s continued support of home instruction so that students, educators, families, and our community have what is needed for Monday, April 6, 2020 when we return from our scheduled spring break from March 30, 2020 through April 3, 2020. This plan, including all of the details you will need to know, will be communicated with you after finalized next week.

Student Meal Feeding Plan

We will continue to serve students breakfast and lunch next week, March 23, 2020 through March 27, 2020. At this time, we will not serve meals during our scheduled spring break, March 30, 2020 through April 3, 2020. We will resume serving meals when the district returns from spring break on April 6, 2020.

We have requested and received the necessary approval to deliver breakfast and lunch at the same time and for both breakfast and lunch to be picked up at the same time in our drive-thru. This allows us to adjust our serving times. Our drive-thru will be open from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM daily next week and our home delivery will be exactly one hour earlier than it has been this week. Additional details of our feeding plan during closure remain the same and can be found on our website and on our Facebook page. If you need breakfast and lunch delivery and you did not receive lunch delivery this week, please call the Central Office at 606-324-3877. You only need to call us if you did not receive delivery this week and want to be added to the delivery list.

School and Facility Closure

Our schools and facilities are now closed to students, staff, and the community and it is not permissible for you to be in our schools and facilities at this time without my prior approval. The safety of our students, staff, families, and community is my number one priority.

Educator work plans have been developed to include the presence of staff in our district, when absolutely necessary, to result in the efficient and effective operation of our district during this closure. These plans have been developed individually and strategically based on need and with the safety of staff being my number one priority. That said, educators will rarely be present but when they are present in our schools and district facilities, they are not allowed to open the doors to visitors. They will be following strict processes to keep them safe and our students and community safe. In a small community, it is important that I address this because many people know the cars of educators and may stop when they see a car present. Staff are not allowed to open the door to you. I want you to know that they are following a directive from me and it isn’t that they don’t want to interact with you or that they are being rude or inconsiderate. Our school facilities are closed. If you stop at any of our schools or facilities, you will not be allowed to enter. One person will be at the Central Office daily and can answer questions or forward your call as needed. The Central Office phone number is 606-324-3877. Due to the need for me to be accessible to everyone during these times with limiting staff presence in the district, I want to provide you a cell phone number where you can reach me directly. You are welcome to text or call 606-386-4264 when necessary. It is very important that you leave a voicemail or text if you call and I do not answer. It is almost impossible to monitor missed calls, but easier to monitor texts and voicemails. I will not return your call if I do not answer and you do not leave a voicemail or text. Please be considerate and only contact me when necessary and attempt to first contact the teacher, principal, administrator, or Central Office as appropriate.

Drive-thru to Support Efficient Operations During the Closure

We have put in place a drive-thru at FMS/FHS for situations where items must be dropped up or picked up to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of our district. Some examples of this include chromebooks that aren’t working, picking up checks, dropping off required documents, etc. Visitors coming through the drive-thru should not exit their vehicle. An assigned educator will be at the drive-thru and will come out to your vehicle wearing safety gear including a mask and gloves. They will maintain social distancing requirements as well. Drive-thru visits should be made by appointment only and should be made by calling the Central Office at 606-324-3877. The drive-thru is open from
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Again, all schools and district facilities are closed and cannot be entered without my permission.

I will continue to update you with communication from the district as new information becomes available. These updates will be on our website and on Facebook, and when appropriate, in a letter such as this. Thank you for your flexibility, understanding, and teamwork. Together, we will get through this and our Fairview Family will be stronger because of it. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if needed.


Future Focused,

 

Jackie Risden-Smith
Superintendent, Fairview Independent Schools

 

 

March 18, 2020

Food Deliver Program

It has been amazing to see our TEAM of caring educators, families, and Westwood community come together in Fairview! A home food delivery option for all students. Implementing NTI for the first time. Flexibility, understanding, commitment, and TEAMWORK! A team who knows their #why ??

#TeamFairview #TeamKentucky

Feeding Program Collage

 

 

March 17, 2020

Fairview Independent School District Cancellations
Updated 3/17/20

A list of updated school district cancellations will be pinned to the top of the district Facebook page during the school closure and updated when new cancellations are announced.

The date at the top will be updated when there is a change to the list. Please check back frequently for updates on cancellations.

If you have questions or comments related to any of the cancellations included, please do not leave questions or comments on this post. Instead, contact the staff member in charge of the activity directly. This will help limit confusion and improve efficiency in communication at this time. Thank you!

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Superintendent Advisory Council Meetings.

Scheduled Sundaes with the Superintendent Meetings

The Washington D.C. Safety Patrol trip has been tentatively rescheduled for September 16-20, 2020.

ALL practices, games, or gathering of sport teams through 4/12/20 per KHSAA.

Odyssey of the Mind – No practice through 4/3/20 – State competition canceled at this time.

STLP – No practice through 4/3/20 - State competition is canceled at this time.

Senior Trip to NYC during spring break has been cancelled at this time with a possible reschedule.

K-Kids Program for 4th and 5th grades has been canceled at this time with a possible reschedule.

Tea Party at FES has been cancelled at this time with a possible reschedule.

At this time, play practice at FHS has been cancelled during the school closure and will resume upon return.

Strawberry Fundraiser – All trucks have cancelled deliveries at this time. They are working with us to reschedule delivery in a few weeks. If this doesn’t work out, everyone ordering strawberries will receive a refund.

2020/2021 Kindergarten Registration - At this time, pick up and submission of registration packets will be postponed until Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020 at FES.

2020/2021 Preschool Registration- We planned to release information next week. Adjustments are being made now and will be released soon.

 

Student Feeding Plan

Don’t forget... Breakfast drive thru 7:30-9:00 and lunch drive-thru and delivery 10:00-1:30. Delivery made on the bus routes from 10:30 -11:30. Students must be present. Details in the attachment.

Student Feeding Plan Details

 

 

March 16, 2020

Fairview Independent School District Cancellations

Updated 3/16/20

A list of updated school district cancellations will be pinned to the top of the district Facebook page during the school closure and updated when new cancellations are announced.

The date at the top will be updated when there is a change to the list. Please check back frequently for updates on cancellations.

If you have questions or comments related to any of the cancellations included, please do not leave questions or comments on this post. Instead, contact the staff member in charge of the activity directly. This will help limit confusion and improve efficiency in communication at this time. Thank you!


The Washington D.C. Safety Patrol trip has been tentatively rescheduled for September 16-20, 2020.

ALL practices, games, or gathering of sport teams through 4/12/20 per KHSAA.

Odyssey of the Mind – No practice through 4/3/20 – State competition canceled at this time.

STLP – No practice through 4/3/20 - State competition is canceled at this time.

Senior Trip to NYC during spring break has been cancelled at this time with a possible reschedule.

K-Kids Program for 4th and 5th grades has been canceled at this time with a possible reschedule.

Tea Party at FES has been cancelled at this time with a possible reschedule.

At this time, play practice at FHS has been cancelled during the school closure and will resume upon return.

Strawberry Fundraiser – All trucks have cancelled deliveries at this time. They are working with us to reschedule delivery in a few weeks. If this doesn’t work out, everyone ordering strawberries will receive a refund.

2020/2021 Kindergarten Registration - At this time, pick up and submission of registration packets will be postponed until Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020 at FES.

2020/2021 Preschool Registration- We planned to release information next week. Adjustments are being made now and will be released soon.

 

March 15, 2020

 

Important Announcement...

The Fairview Independent School District Feeding Plan for the COVID 19 School Closure is attached. It has also been posted below for reading clarity. We have two options available for parents/guardians to choose from:

1) Delivery to all Fairview enrolled students residing in the Westwood Community, and 2) Drive-thru service with food pick up.

Drive-thru service with food pick up is available to any school-aged child, regardless of where they are enrolled in school. Participation is NOT based on income. All families are encouraged to participate and not see this as an income-based support.

There is a lot of important information in the plan below. Please review closely.

Fairview Independent School District
COVID 19 School Closure
Student Feeding Plan

The Fairview Independent School District will be serving FREE breakfast and lunch to all school-aged students during the school closure starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Participation is NOT based on income. All families are encouraged to participate and not see this as an income-based support. Due to federal funding we applied for yesterday and just got approved for today, we will receive reimbursement based on the number of meals served. This reimbursement supports our efforts with this work so it is important that you know that your participation is not an added expense on our district.

In order to meet SFSP guidelines set by the USDA, we must hand the breakfast and lunch directly to the student.

Students receiving breakfast or lunch during the school closure may do so through one of the two following options:

1) Breakfast and Lunch drive-thru set up at FMS/FHS – Someone will be outside to assist with lineup the first few days. ALL MEALS WILL BE SERVED OUT OF FMS/FHS ONLY.

2) Lunch delivery ONLY to Fairview Independent School District students residing in the Westwood Community. We cannot deliver outside of the Westwood Community, however school-aged students, regardless of their enrollment at Fairview, are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through the drive-thru.

We have created a plan for lengthy periods of time serving breakfast and lunch to better serve our community.

Breakfast from 7:30 – 9:30

Lunch from 10:00 – 1:30

Drive-thru Service

Students who are participating in breakfast or lunch drive-thru do not need to do anything in advance to enroll and should simply arrive at the cafeteria side of FMS/FHS and enter the drive-thru during the times outlined above.

Delivery Service

Lunch will be delivered to homes between the hours of 10:30-11:30 daily. It is important to watch for the delivery during these times.

Students who are participating in lunch only delivery will need to be ready to come out and get their lunch when the bus arrives with the same time expectations that are in place when they ride the bus in the mornings. The bus cannot wait longer than a few seconds for the students to come out.

On Tuesday, staff will follow every transportation route and stop at locations on the bus route just as they would be picking up students for school. On Wednesday and every day M-F thereafter, staff will only stop at locations on the bus route if the student participated the day before. In other words, on Tuesday, we will attempt to deliver lunch to all students who ride the bus to or from school but will take all students not participating off of the list for Wednesday and every day (M-F) thereafter.

To be added back to the list or to be added to the list on specific days only, please call the central office at 606-324-3877 between 9:30-10:00 the day of and ask to speak with Mrs. Terri Hood or Mrs. LeighAnn Jobe and added to the lunch delivery list for that day. The call must be made between 9:30-10:00 the day of the requested delivery if the student did not participate the day prior. It is not necessary to call and be added to the list if the student participated the day prior.

Students who attend the Fairview Independent School District but do not ride the bus, may participate in lunch delivery during the school closure but will need to call and request to be added to the list. Please call the central office between 9:30-10:00 the day of and ask to speak with Mrs. Terri Hood or Mrs. LeighAnn Jobe.

Again, if you currently ride the bus to or from school, you do not have to call to participate in this program. Staff will arrive on Tuesday.

In an effort to protect the safety of our students, staff, and community, food service staff will be wearing face masks and gloves at all times throughout this process. Our facilities are completely shutdown to visitors. Those using the drive-thru should not exit their cars or enter the building.

Thank you!

 

COVID 19 School Closure

Student Feeding Plan

The Fairview Independent School District will be serving FREE breakfast and lunch to all school-aged students during the school closure starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Participation is NOT based on income. All families are encouraged to participate and not see this as an income-based support. Due to federal funding we applied for yesterday and just approved today, we will receive reimbursement based on the number of meals served. This reimbursement supports our efforts with this work so it is important that you know that your participation is not an added expense on our district. In order to meet SFSP guideline set by the USDA, we must hand the breakfast and lunch directly to the student. Students receiving breakfast or lunch during the school closure may do so through one of the two following options: 1) Breakfast and Lunch drive-thru set up at FMS/FHS – Someone will be outside to assist with lineup the first few days. ALL MEALS WILL BE SERVED OUT OF FMS/FHS ONLY. 2) Lunch delivery ONLY to Fairview Independent School District students residing in the Westwood Community. We cannot deliver outside of the Westwood Community, however school-aged students, regardless of their enrollment at Fairview, are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch through the drivethru. We have created a plan for lengthy periods of time serving breakfast and lunch to better serve our community. Breakfast from 7:30 – 9:30 Lunch from 10:00 – 1:30 Drive-thru Service Students who are participating in breakfast or lunch drive-thru do not need to do anything in advance to enroll and should simply arrive at the cafeteria side of FMS/FHS and enter the drive-thru during the times outlined above. Delivery Service Lunch will be delivered to homes between the hours of 10:30-11:30 daily. It is important to watch for the delivery during these times. Students who are participating in lunch only delivery will need to be ready to come out and get their lunch when the bus arrives with the same time expectations that are in place when they ride the bus in the mornings. The bus cannot wait longer than a few seconds for the students to come out. On Tuesday, staff will follow every transportation route and stop at locations on the bus route just as they would be picking up students for school. On Wednesday and every day M-F thereafter, staff will only stop at locations on the bus route if the student participated the day before. In other words, on Tuesday, we will attempt to deliver lunch to all students who ride the bus to or from school but will take all students not participating off of the list for Wednesday and every day (M-F) thereafter. To be added back to the list or to be added to the list on specific days only, please call the central office at 606-324-3877 between 9:30-10:00 the day of and ask to speak with Mrs. Terri Hood or Mrs. LeighAnn Jobe and added to the lunch delivery list for that day. The call must be made between 9:30-10:00 the day of the requested delivery if the student did not participate the day prior. It is not necessary to call and be added to the list if the student participated the day prior. Students who attend the Fairview Independent School District but do not ride the bus, may participate in lunch delivery during the school closure but will need to call and request to be added to the list. Please call the central office between 9:30-10:00 the day of and ask to speak with Mrs. Terri Hood or Mrs. LeighAnn Jobe. Again, if you currently ride the bus to or from school, you do not have to call to participate in this program. Staff will arrive on Tuesday.

 

 

March 14, 2020

Corona Virus Video for Children

Many children are likely struggling with worry right now. Sometimes they do not express this worry in their communication with adults, nevertheless it is present. Families, check out this video and consider sharing it with children to help them better understand what is going on.

On the typical school day, our educators are doing a great deal of work beyond instruction in the classroom. Currently, we are working on a plan to support the mental health of students we know may struggle during this school closure. This will likely include individual contacts by our educators and an opportunity for students to reach out if needed. We’re addressing this as quickly as possible and planning is currently in development... look for more information to come out from our district Monday.

Corona Virus Video Explained for Kids

 

Fairview Independent School District Cancellations
Updated 3/14/20


A list of updated school district cancellations will be pinned to the top of the district Facebook page during the school closure and updated when new cancellations are announced.

The date at the top will be updated when there is a change to the list. Please check back frequently for updates on cancellations.

If you have questions or comments related to any of the cancellations included, please do not leave questions or comments on this post. Instead, contact the staff member in charge of the activity directly. This will help limit confusion and improve efficiency in communication at this time. Thank you!

ALL practices, games, or gathering of sport teams through 4/12/20 per KHSAA.

Odyssey of the Mind – No practice through 4/3/20 – State competition canceled at this time.

STLP – No practice through 4/3/20 - State competition is canceled at this time.

Senior Trip to NYC during spring break has been cancelled at this time with a possible reschedule.

K-Kids Program for 4th and 5th grades has been canceled at this time with a possible reschedule.

Tea Party at FES has been cancelled at this time with a possible reschedule.

At this time, play practice at FHS has been cancelled during the school closure and will resume upon return.

Strawberry Fundraiser – All trucks have cancelled deliveries at this time. They are working with us to reschedule delivery in a few weeks. If this doesn’t work out, everyone ordering strawberries will receive a refund.

2020/2021 Kindergarten Registration - At this time, pick up and submission of registration packets will be postponed until Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020 at FES.

2020/2021 Preschool Registration- We planned to release information next week. Adjustments are being made now and will be released soon.
 

Important Announcement

We will be providing breakfast and lunch starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The plan will include lunch delivery to several locations within Westwood on a set schedule. Details of the plan are still under development and will be provided to stakeholders soon.

We appreciate our food service educators and how they always go above and beyond to be #DifferenceMakers for our students!??

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March 13, 2020

NTI Day Information

Please see the attached information for parents and families on Non-Traditional Instruction Days (NTI) that went home with students today.

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March 12, 2020

 

Information Regarding COVID 19

Dear Fairview Families,

During a press conference yesterday with Governor Beshear and Interim Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Brown, school district superintendents were advised that we should be prepared to close our districts with only a 72 hour notice.

 

During a press conference that commenced at 5:00 PM today. Governor Beashear and Interim Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Brown recommended that all superintendents “cease in-person classes effective Monday, March 16, 2020.” They clarified that their recommendation included the wording to cease “in-person classes” to allow for school cafeterias to remain open to serve meals if districts choose to do so. Options for serving meals that do not require students to gather in the cafeteria were discussed.

 

The Fairview Independent School District will not be in session Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 3, 2020. 

 

It is extremely important that students be in attendance tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020. Tomorrow evening, I am making the recommendation to our board of education that our district submit an emergency non-traditional instruction (NTI) application. The emergency NTI application has been made available for districts to apply and use up to 10 NTI days due to this unforeseen situation. NTI will allow for students to complete work at home while they are out of school. In turn, missed days of school do not have to be made up in the school district’s calendar. Our educators have spent yesterday and today working diligently to develop the assignments for up to 10 days of NTI. These assignments will be given to students to bring home tomorrow. It is extremely important that your child attend school tomorrow. Not only will tomorrow be a day of quality instruction in our district, but students will also need to be at school to receive the NTI materials. Additional information related to NTI will be provided to parents and families tomorrow. As a reminder, we will have in place all of the preventative measures established by the CDC tomorrow, just as we have all week. There have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community.

 

The press conference ended moments ago and I want to get this communication out to you as quickly as possible. I will send out additional follow-up communication within the next 48 hours.

 

Sincerely, 

Jackie Risden-Smith

Superintendent, Fairview Independent Schools   

 





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