School Update: 03/14/22

Haƞ Mitakuyapi,

I am writing to update you on the school’s and community’s preparedness in response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). To continue our mission at C̣aƞṡayapi Waḳaƞyeża Owayawa Oṭi, we have a goal of continuing to keep our families and staff healthy and able to learn and work.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing staff shortages. With this, we are continually assessing to ensure we have our classrooms at high quality care for your child and your family. With this assessment, we will need to look at our operational capacity for classrooms and our ability to continue to safely serve our children and families.  

During this time, the Taḣca Classroom will be closed and distant learning starting from March 28th and reopening on April 25th.  We will be sending home distance learning packages on March 25th and April 8th. We will be able to offer childcare assistance during this time. Please contact CWOO at 507-697-8255 to receive and if you have any other needs or questions. 

All updates will be announced through the school’s ChildPlus text system. They are also communicated on the school’s Facebook page at: Lower Sioux Early Head Start and Head Start and on our school’s website  Families are asked to look for these updates on these communication methods. The Tribe has declared a State of Emergency and the Federal Nation has declared this a pandemic, please follow the guidance of the CDC to take precaution and mitigate the spread. Any of these precautions or symptoms should be followed for the children, family, staff, and community.


Vanessa Goodthunder

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