School is Out, COVID-19 Update

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

On March 15, it was recommended by Governor Kim Reynolds to close all schools in the state.  On April 2, the school closures were extended to April 30. As of April 17, Reynolds reevaluated data and made a decision on the fate of schools in Iowa. “I regret to say that Iowa schools will not reopen for this school year,” Reynolds said.

The decision was made based off data that came from the Department of Health. “As we look at what the data is telling us now,  I can’t tell you with certainty based on the Department of Public Health’s data that they are providing to the office that early May will be the right time for students, teachers and staff to gather again in their classrooms,” Reynolds said.

With this decision being made, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association have cancelled spring sports.

In an email on April 2, 2020 the school district cancelled Prom and After Prom and announced that if the student body was back at school by May 4 the school would still have the spring musical. Unfortunately, with Reynolds decision, the spring musical of “Mary Poppins” was cancelled. In this email, graduation was also in question. As of right now it has not been confirmed that graduation has been cancelled.