School Closure

School Closure
Dear Parents,
 
Governor Steve Bullock has mandated that all schools in Montana be closed from March 16 – March 27. Some important information was emailed to you last week regarding protocols around prevention and school closure, which are at attached, please review that information and continue to monitor your email and the District’s website for updates during the closure.
 
Since the Governor has cancelled schools for two weeks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Grab-N-Go Bags that contain breakfast and lunch will be available to all students for pickup within a one – two hour time period in the morning at a site(s) that is to be determined. Gallatin Valley Food Bank will operate as the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) Site Sponsor and contract with Belgrade School District for the meal production and distribution. District Staff will prepare and distribute these Grab-N-Go Bags at the Belgrade High School Kitchen, once it has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized during the closure. Food will be provided to our students through this method considering our food supplier, US Foods, is able to continue to deliver food to the district. This process will begin the week of the 23rd, since the first week of the closure is during our spring break.
 
Spectrum Communications will be offering free internet services to families with school children (kindergarten – college). The installation fee will be waived and it is valid for families that are not current Spectrum customers. Right now, Spectrum is looking to offer this service for 60 days.
 
To take advantage of this free offer, parents need to call this number below, follow the prompts to set up a new account, and let them know that they need internet service so their students can access instruction. Again, this offer is not available to those who already have internet service.
 
Spectrum: 1-844-488-8395
 
If you have questions, please contact the district administration building.
 
Thank you,
 
Godfrey Saunders
Superintendent
 
 
Brittany Moats
District Food Service Director