School Dismissal Update :

March 15, 2020, 4:00 PM

Good afternoon,

Please accept some short updates before we start tomorrow with our dismissed school session.

As of this afternoon, I am aware of no cases of COVID-19 present in Garfield or adjacent areas.  Southwest Utah Public Health is showing one case of Resident COVID-19. Please remember the process that we are undertaking is a method to limit the spread of this virus should it surface in our area.  Please remember that the plan we are using is to limit groups of more than three or four at a time. Please adhere to this plan at home and in family groups. State officials are encouraging everyone to take serious precautions, especially staying at least six-feet away from other people and staying home if showing any symptoms.  It has been reported that a high school in Northern Utah has a student case of COVID-19.  While that school will be closed, remaining schools in the district will remain dismissed.

When faced with questions that are directed towards the Public Health Department.  If you cannot get through on the Garfield County telephone number, please use the Washington County number that is located at the very end of this document.

There will not be any provision for school lunch until Wednesday.  On Tuesday, we will post the directions to receive lunches for your children and the method to order a child lunch.  Free or reduced in addition to full pay lunches will be available. We may have some limitations based on our switching from a hot lunch to a sack lunch.  Lunches will not be eaten on the school premise.

Access to school property is limited to minimal numbers at any time.  All playgrounds and school campus exteriors are closed. Any student needing to come to the campus to visit a teacher, pick up items from their locker or access school facilities must call the school office prior to coming to the school.

I am very confident that our teachers and staff can effectively work together to keep our schools functioning while we provide a quality education to our students.  Teachers and school officials will provide you information via email communication and Parentlink phone calls to your home or cell. Please alert your school secretary if you have a changed email address or cell phone number.

Thank you,  

Tracy Davis, GCSD Supt.,