March 15, 2020

West Central Statement on School Closure Due to Covid-19

Due to tonight’s late recommendations by the Governor’s Office and the Iowa Department of Public Health, West Central will be closing school for a period of four weeks.  With the late nature of the state’s guidance, we are working through uncharted territory.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, there will be no school events, practices, or activities until further notice.  The district will do its best to reschedule activities where possible.  The school will be closed to organizations using school facilities as well. 

There will be additional information forthcoming later in the week on the closure, including flex/distance learning days that may be utilized for a part of the closure time.  We understand the difficult nature of this situation and decision on students, families and communities, and ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate an unprecedented time in modern American history.  Take care of yourselves, your families, and each other as best you can. We will get through this together.

 Yours in Education, 

 Superintendent Fred Matlage