COVID-19 Update 3/17/20

Dear Parents and Staff:

During this time of uncertainty it is crucial that we follow the recommendations from our local, state, and national leaders.  Governor Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today.

It takes significant steps to require social distancing and limit community spread of the virus by implementing temporary measures including moving restaurants to drive-through, carry-out, and delivery only and closures of certain entities such as bars and recreational facilities.  The proclamation also allows state agencies additional flexibility in responding to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, and supports the critical work of public health.

“These are unprecedented times and the state of Iowa will do whatever is necessary to address this public health disaster.  I have authorized all available state resources, supplies, equipment, and materials to combat the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Reynolds.  “The actions taken today are necessary to protect the health and safety of all Iowans and are critical to mitigating the spread of the virus.”

South Winneshiek Schools strongly encourage parents to keep students home during this time to help prevent the spread of the virus.

The four governing bodies of Iowa High School Activities (IHSAA, IGHSAU, IHSMA, and IHSSA) issued a joint statement yesterday prohibiting all spring activities during the recommended school closures of four weeks by the governor.  Below is a link to the joint statement that provides specific information.

Iowa Unified Activities Guidance

It has been made very clear by the Iowa Unified Partners that coaches and directors should have no in-person contact for the duration of the prohibited period of the next four weeks in order to support CDC guidelines.

This means: No indoor facilities will be made available to coaches or students until further notice.  No outdoor facilities are to be used by coaches or students until further notice.

Therefore South Winneshiek Schools will be closed and there will be no access to all facilities until further notice.

Spring coaches may provide assistance to their athletes as to what they can do to stay in shape however this is done on an individual basis and is not mandatory.

South Winneshiek Schools appreciate your continued support during these trying times.

Kris D. Einck
Superintendent & 9-12 Principal
South Winneshiek CSD
304 S. Webster St. Calmar, IA 52132
District Office – (563)562-3269
High School – (563)562-3226