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FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT:
Dear Topeka Public Schools Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
The safety of our students and staff is our first priority. As we shared in our last correspondence today, the impact and information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Topeka Public Schools has closely monitored the situation and we remain in contact with the Shawnee County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Schools will suspend all classroom and extracurricular activities through March 29, 2020.
The health department will assess if schools can reopen after March 29, 2020. We recognize the impact this may have on families and staff and we will do what we can to assist while we also comply with the order in support of ensuring the health and safety of students. We have been working with partner agencies in the event of schools being closed and the Topeka Rescue Mission and other local agencies are partnering to assist us with providing some meal assistance to families in need that they also serve. Additionally, district staff will meet on Monday to coordinate other available resources in support of Topeka families and staff. Further details will be provided Monday regarding additional support systems and resources the district will have in place.
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OUR BELIEF STATEMENTS:
1. LEARNING LINKS NEW INFORMATION WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
2. LEARNING REQUIRES VARIOUS LEARNING STYLES
3. LEARNING IS INFLUENCED BY EMOTIONAL STATE, SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION WITH OTHERS.
4. LEARNERS ARE GOAL ORIENTED, REFLECTIVE AND CAN ADJUST THEIR THINKING TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS.