April 2, 2020
Owen County Schools and Community,
Upon recommendation from Governor Beshear, Owen County Schools will extend Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days till May 1, 2020. As of now, regular classes will resume and students will report back to school on Monday, May 4th. During this period, students will not report to school and will receive instruction via online platforms and prepackaged teacher assignments. Please be aware this could change and NTI days, or school closure, could be extended based on further recommendations by Governor Beshear and state health agencies.
In order to assist students and families with obtaining the prepackaged teacher assignments, the Owen County Schools Transportation Department will continue to deliver student packets and food to families on their regular bus routes at 9:00AM each Monday morning. Parents of students who are not transported by bus in the mornings will need to make arrangements for pick up, or delivery, of their child’s packets and food by calling the school. Student participation is mandatory throughout this period of NTI days and student attendance will be based on their completion of assignments and materials. Please assist us by ensuring that your student is completing assignments and communicating regularly with teachers and classmates.
Though students will not be present in the school buildings during this time, teachers will continue to contact students and be available to support their instructional needs. Please feel free to contact individual schools and the central office with further questions. Lastly, since we are utilizing NTI days, all after-hours school events, sporting events, practices, and field trips are cancelled.
Thank you for your flexibility and support. We appreciate your commitment and understanding as we continue to provide learning opportunities to our students and keep the safety and well-being of our community at the forefront of all our decisions.
Owen County Schools