USD 398 Announcement:
In an effort to be proactive with the current rise in cases in Marion County as well as high school student contact cases, USD 398 announces that it will go remote in grades 9-12 starting Tuesday, November 10th with students returning to in-building learning on November 30th. Pre-K – 8th will remain face-to-face and all services associated with attending school will remain the same.
This will affect about 70 students attending the PBHS building. In conjunction with meals being provided for students in the building, meals will be provided for those on remote learning who are willing to put their order in each day with their first hour class attendance, and pick up the meal at the distribution sites. There will be two distribution sites; In Peabody it will be at the entrance to the Brown Gym beginning at 11:30 am, and in Burns it will be at the Community Center at Noon.
Plans and practices concerning basketball remains unchanged at this time for middle school. High school activities will be suspended until November 30th. Mr. Laney and team coaches will be informing players of times and guidelines regarding returning to practices.
Remote Learning is simply moving the classroom to an online venue. Students are still mandatorily required to attend class. Failure to do this will be considered truant. Issues surrounding online learning will be dealt with on a case by case basis so that all students can maintain their attendance in classes.
Again, this only applies to PBHS students. Teachers will be remoting and teaching from their classrooms during this time period. It is important for students to work from their homes and not congregate during this timeframe.
Thank everyone for understanding and wear your masks, wash your hands, and social distance for everyone’s safety.