Douglas County Schools Closure Announcement
After consulting with health agencies and other leaders, the Douglas County School System has made the decision to close all schools and school system offices beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. All students and employees will return on Monday, March 30.
Most extracurricular activities, field trips and athletic events are also canceled during this time. If parents or students have questions about a particular activity, we encourage them to please check the school’s website or email the principal.
School will take place on a regular schedule on Friday, March 13.
During the closure, employees will work from home and students should follow the digital learning plan. Parents and students should check their school’s website to access assignments. Teachers will be available by email and other electronic platforms to assist students and parents.
While no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Douglas County, we will take advantage of the closure to deep clean all schools and buses.
We realize that closing schools will place a hardship on many families, but we feel we must make a decision based on the health and well-being of our students, their families, our school system employees and our community. We are hopeful that the closure of schools will contain the spread of coronavirus.