School Update – 3/25/2020

Dear Parent or Guardian:

            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.

To do so, we will continue to have our building closed and will continue Distant Learning and Services that will include: 

  • The school building will continue to be closed at this time
  • A new distance learning and services package to be delivered or picked-up on Friday March 27th that includes:
    • Diapers, Wet Wipes, and Formula
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack
    • Educational Learning

            We will continue to do the best we can to provide what we are able to for our families and the community during this time. We wanted to ensure you know where to get information on any updates that the school will provide to our families to ensure clear communication on future updates. All updates will be announced through the school’s Childplus text system (if you are not opted in, please let Lucy know at the reception desk), 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. Hearing no announcement, families should assume that the school will continue to be closed.

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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