As part of our new mental health grant, students at Lewistown Jr/Sr High School will be participating in a mental health screener to help us identify students in need.
This will give us an opportunity to identify and provide the appropriate mental health services for students who may not have the courage to ask for help.
I will be going to each success center over the next two weeks to administer this on-line screener. Even if you believe your child is not in need of any mental health services we still would like all students to participate in this screener for data purposes. By collecting reliable data, we can apply for grant funds to service our students who are in need.
If you have, any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me, Serenity Wallick.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students free of charge for the 2021-22 school year.
We'd like to share some information about child care assistance.
I want to update you on the current Covid status in our schools. As many of you are aware, the Delta variant seems to be more contagious and affecting more children than the COVID-19 strand of last year. We are all anxious for this pandemic to end, but the reality is that it is very much still with us.
Indoor masking is required and the students are compliant. Staff is being tested weekly if they are not vaccinated. As a precaution, we are ordering individual desks for those classrooms that are using tables and focusing once again on disinfecting, ventilation and distancing.
It is not our intent to post numbers of cases unless we are experiencing an outbreak. To ease your minds, today we recorded five cases pre-K through 6th grade and seven cases 7 through 12th grades. As far as we can determine, children are not contracting the virus in the schools, they are bringing it into the school.
We are continuing to monitor cases and close contacts and will modify our strategies accordingly. We made it through an entire school year last year and we intend to do it again. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Jeanne Davis, Superintendent