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School Update

March 16, 2020

The Covid 19 virus has affected each and every one of us in some form or another. It has changed our daily routines and the days ahead will be different for us all. The staff at Nodaway-Holt is committed to providing ongoing instruction and learning. Teachers will be working diligently to provide students with virtual and traditional instruction and exploring other opportunities for extended learning.  Educational services will be provided to all students, including students who don’t have access to technology at home and students receiving special education services.

We also understand the burden school closure places on families to provide nutritious meals. For that reason, the Nodaway-Holt School District will provide a “grab and go” sacked lunch for all students 18 and under at the High School in Graham, Elementary in Maitland and also offered at Newton Hall in Skidmore.  The grab and go will be available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to Noon and there is no cost to students.

As we continue down this uncharted path, we will continue to monitor and assess the situation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the High School at (660) 939-2137 or Elementary at (660) 935-2514.

NODAWAY-HOLT BELIEF STATEMENTS

Collaborate: We believe we will work together for the good of each student. We believe in teamwork. We believe in respecting and valuing each other’s thoughts and ideas. We will prepare instruction based on data.

Instruct: We believe that through best practices we will lead students to achieve. We believe in flexible, ever-changing instruction that meets the needs of students. We believe in differentiating education to ensure learning in the classroom. We will teach strategies.

Model: We believe in modeling behavior, expectations and character traits for all students and community. We believe we will demonstrate respect and rational behavior in the face of adversity. We will set a good example.

Intervene: We believe that early intervention can prevent permanent detention. We believe that positive intervention will stimulate moral growth and direction for our students. We believe in helping students take their own path in the right direction.

Enlighten: We believe in fostering an environment to encourage lifelong learning. We believe in helping our students reach their full potential. We believe in discussion, problem solving and creativity as skills needed to navigate our complex world.

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