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Groton Area School District Closure
Groton Area School District Closure
Joe Schwan
Friday, March 13, 2020

At the recommendation of Governor Noem, the Groton Area School District will be closed for the week of March 13-22.  There will be no school on Monday, March 16, Tuesday, March 17 or Wednesday, March 18 in addition to our pre-planned spring break.  Each attendance center will undergo additional cleaning measures during the extended break.

The facilities will be closed for any and all activities for the duration of the break beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 13.  OST will run as usual through the end of the day on Friday, March 13.

Students enrolled in NSU E-learning courses and dual credit courses should continue to monitor their online classrooms and watch for correspondence from their instructors.  Board of Regents institutions are currently planning to resume classes on Monday, March 23 and the NSU E-learning center has a previously announced plan for continuity of learning for those students.

One of the stated goals of Governor Noem’s recommendation is to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  In order for that goal to be realized, it is important that our students and families continue to practice social distancing and refrain from being around groups of people as well as maintaining and practicing good hygiene.  We must be collectively judicious about our behaviors to prevent the spread of this virus upon returning to school.

Many questions still exist about what these decisions mean moving forward.  We will provide updates as we are able.