Markesan School District Takes Early Fall Break

The Markesan School District hasn’t even had a full month of instruction, and already will be taking a fall break. The District has announced they will be temporarily closing until September 25, reopening for in-person classes on Monday, September 28.

The closure is in response to a “dramatic rise in confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 at all of our schools”, according to letter posted on the district’s website. In the letter, parents and students are informed that the coming week will NOT be a “virtual learning week.” For those already taking virtual instruction, that will also be canceled for the coming week.

The letter also also states all staff members will be using the “fall break” week to do:

  • Deep cleaning of schools
  • Adjust and adapt practices to continue to mitigate close contact
  • Ensure that virtual and in-person instruction to meet student needs
  • Prepare materials for learning that fosters best practice in this constantly changing time.

Lunches will still be made available, but parents need to submit an email by 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 21 to request the lunches. Emails need to be sent to [email protected] Please include parent contact information and the names of students/children with grades who need meals.