March 17, 2020
Parents, Students, and Community Members:
Moments ago, Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly, announced that schools will not be allowed to deliver instruction in the traditional format for the remainder of the school year. Royal Valley will be changing from a traditional learning environment to a continuous learning environment in the coming weeks. While there are a lot of questions about what continuous learning will look like, I can only summarize that Royal Valley schools will be working on a plan for delivering educational opportunities to our students outside of the traditional school setting. As of now, the plan is for staff members to report the week of March 23rd to begin planning specifics of delivering continuous learning and we intend to begin implementing those plans the week of March 30th.
Starting Wednesday, March 18th, Royal Valley Food Service will begin a school meal program during this unprecedented time. Drive thru/Grab and Go meals will be available between 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at RVMS in Mayetta and RVHS in Hoyt, Monday through Friday. Staff will be outside to direct traffic flow and pass out meals. Children between the ages of 1-18 may receive one lunch and one breakfast for the following morning at no charge. Children must be present to receive meals.
Later this evening, I will be sending out a survey to families that will ask information about technology access in the home. We are asking that every household complete this survey as soon as possible so that we can begin planning for instruction that meets the needs of your family. If you are unable to complete the survey online, a school employee will be contacting you by phone to collect this information tomorrow.
As we move through this difficult situation, I am proud to be a part of this community and I am confident that our resilience will help us come up with a plan to support each other.
Aaric Davis, Superintendent
USD 337 Royal Valley