LCC school won’t reopen until 20-21 school year

LAUREL — The doors at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge School will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, school officials announced Friday.

On April 1, Gov. Ricketts issued a statewide Directed Health Measure ordering schools in Nebraska to operate without students through May 31. Under this order, extracurricular activities are also canceled statewide.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm that our schools will stay closed for the remainder of the school year,” Supt. Jeremy Christensen wrote to school patrons.

Christensen said school staff will continue working to provide quality home-based learning opportunities for students and families, as long as practicable under local health and safety conditions.

“LCC School remains committed to our students’ progress and continues to hold high expectations for student engagement and learning,” he said.

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are officially postponed and will be rescheduled for a later summer date pending public health restrictions and guidelines.

The High School principal, guidance counselor and class sponsors will communicate with members of the senior class in the coming weeks regarding academic standing, graduation credit requirements, scholarships and transcripts. “As you can imagine, there

“As you can imagine, there are many plans and details yet to be determined regarding yearend school logistics,” Christensen said. “We will be communicating with students and families in the coming months regarding such things as course and grade level advancement, registration and enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, retrieval of students’ personal belongings still remaining in school buildings, as well as the return of school technology and materials.”

The school lunch delivery service will also continue throughout this time period. Public access to school facilities, including all campus playgrounds and outdoor facilities,, is restricted.

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