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NCSD preparing for longer closures; parents urged to complete tech needs survey

File; Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City News

The Natrona County School District is grappling with the impact of extended school closures as a result of today’s public health order from Governor Gordon.

According to tonight’s statement on the NCSD Facebook page, planning and preparations are underway to ensure that all students are engaged in required coursework and learning starting Monday, April 6th–even though school buildings will remain closed.

While the exact means of facilitating this order are not finalized, the effort will involve “a variety of formats, to support all students, including digital learning, mailed/printed packets, video chats, phone calls, and more.”

Further details on the district’s plan will be forthcoming from school principals and individual teachers.

Parents who haven’t already are encouraged to complete a Technology Needs Survey. The survey was sent via text and email to all parents and will remain open throughout the remainder of today, March 27th. Parents who are unable to access the survey or who need technical support can call 307-253- 5200 and leave a message.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.