Letter from Dr Beran

Gretna Public Schools                                              

 

Good evening Gretna families and staff members,

We are sending you this message to thank you for your support and teamwork, and to share an important update. Following recommendations made earlier today from state and health department leaders, Gretna Public Schools will now remain closed through Friday, May 1, 2020

We miss our students and especially the Class of 2020. Please understand that we will continue to follow health department guidelines and state-level directives as we always prioritize the safety of our students and staff. We will do everything in our power, if it is deemed safe to do so, to have Prom, Graduation, and other important events in some fashion to honor our seniors. We continue to work on all kinds of alternative plans in case we are able to return and gather in May.     

Gretna Public Schools extended learning plans for the week of March 23rd-27th and March 30th-April 3rd will be sent in the next few days.  Teacher instructions will be included with these plans.  

All certified staff will be responsive to emails, phone calls and school issues during regular school day hours.  Any issues with availability should be directed to your building principal or office.

We will observe SPRING BREAK the week of April 6th-10th as scheduled. Though teachers may not be available, enrichment activities will be provided.

 

Free food dispersal plans were sent home previously. To sign up or find more information please visit the: GPS Emergency Feeding Plan

 

We are receiving many requests from families asking how they can help others. If you would like to offer support, please CLICK HERE to make a cash donation to the Gretna Public Schools Foundation.

 

Gretna Kids Connection falls under the same closure guidelines as Gretna Public Schools. This means NO childcare or programming through May 1st.

 

A school closure means no practices, on-campus gatherings, no gym use, no weight room,  

no events, facility rentals, etc. 

This is a tough and challenging time for us all.  We are encouraging everyone to continue to be positive and keep working together.  This historic crisis will make us grow stronger and more united in the long run. Please take care of yourselves and each other.  Please stay in touch and let us know if we can better support you.   

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Dr. Rich Beran

Superintendent