Cody School District teachers and staff have hardly stopped working even with schools closed.
Last week they were putting together packets and devices for students. Friday and Monday parents drove to the schools to pick up the information geared to each student.
Assistant superintendent Tim Foley said Chromebooks, after being disinfected, were given out as needed after results from a survey indicated how many families would need a computer at home for students to work on.
“It’s been challenging but everybody has stepped up and done a ton of work to make this happen,” interim superintendent Peg Monteith said at the March 17 board meeting. “We have arranged for teachers to come back Wednesday-Friday to put together lessons. They’re not gathering in groups of more than 10. That administration team has been incredible and God bless our teachers. It’s just been an amazing and overwhelming thing to watch.”
Tuesday they finally get to take a breath as schools truly do close, although custodial staff has also been working to disinfect all surfaces for when students return.
While the initial order said school would be closed until at least April 6, there is a lot of uncertainty over whether schools will start then or be further pushed back.
“Unknowns are unknowns,” Monteith said. “My hope is we can have kids back the week of April 6, but that’s an unknown.”
What is known is, at least for now, students can stay busy learning.