A message to parents from Fort Knox Middle High School Principal Lonnie Gilmore on the temporary transition to remote learning beginning Sept. 4:
Thanks for your ongoing patience and understanding as we work to keep our students, staff and families as safe as possible. After a thorough assessment of COVID related cases at FKMHS and the associated quarantine requirements for key staff, our school building will remain closed to students and we will transition to remote learning for a limited period of time.
We will remain in a remote learning status through September 18th and resume in-person classes on September 21st. Out of an abundance of caution, the school has undergone a thorough cleaning and disinfecting in accordance with CDC and military Public Health guidance. Students enrolled in DoDEA's Virtual School are not impacted by this change.
As part of our contingency plans for this school year, we prepared for this type of situation in order to maintain continuity of education for our military-connected students. We have attached the remote learning schedule for students. This week your students should be working on a learning task with their teachers through google classroom and/or Schoology. Their next task is to review the daily remote learning schedule and be ready to begin remote learning on Tuesday, September 8th. Please contact their teachers with any questions. As always, the close cooperation and teamwork of our Fort Knox MHS family will see us through this period of transition.
A needs assessment link has been provided for families who desire a laptop while we are in remote learning. This will help us determine the number of laptops needed for our community. Please note that only one laptop can be provided per family. Our laptop distribution will begin tomorrow at 0700 and continue to 1800 on Friday, September 4th. For more information, please see the attachment.
We are working closely with military leaders and public health officials on Fort Knox to support additional contact tracing efforts and will continue to keep you updated as necessary.
Families of individuals deemed to have been at risk of close-contact have been notified by public health officials. If you are not contacted by public health officials, you have not been deemed to have been in close-contact.
The health and safety of our students, staff and community is our top priority. Thank you for your continued support and partnership.