Sedalia 200 update, including pickup of student items

While Gov. Mike Parson has lifted the statewide stay-at-home order, the six-foot social distancing requirement remains in place. Additionally, the governor has endorsed local control to counties. Pettis County Health Center Administrator Joann Martin is taking a conservative approach as we are seeing more confirmed cases in our county.
All Missouri schools remain closed for this academic year, but we have two tentative items to share with you. Please keep in mind that health and safety protocols can change, and that can alter plans we are sharing here.
-- Pickup of student items will be the week of May 18-22. Specific details will be sent via email by your building principal. Pickup for the Pettis County Early Childhood Center and grades K-4 will be done on a drive-through basis. Students’ belongings will be bagged and tagged with their names; parents will drive up to receive their student’s bag. For grades 5-12, students will be allowed to enter the building to retrieve their items. We will enforce social distancing and we request that all students follow health protocols. Parents/guardians will not be allowed to enter buildings. During pickup times, students can pay fees, return books, etc.
-- Online credit recovery courses will be offered for high school students, along with Personal Finance, Health and Physical Fitness done online. Depending on health and safety requirements, we may offer summer programs at the elementary level starting in July and running into early August. The focus will be on essential concepts (ELA, math, literacy) that students missed during the school closure. A determination on summer elementary programs will be made in late May.
As a reminder, Prom was rescheduled to July 16 and Commencement to July 18, but as we noted above, health and safety protocols will affect what those activities will entail.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time. The welfare of our students and staff members is at the forefront of all of our decisions, and in many cases we are reliant on other entities to provide guidance before we can chart our own course.Please stay safe.
Steven G. Triplett
Superintendent, Sedalia School District 200