COVID-19 Update #4

March 15, 8:00 PM

I will be brief in my message to all parents this evening by sharing the following three points. First, as a reminder, “grab and go” breakfast and lunch sacks will be available for students on Monday, March 16, at Pauline Central Primary Elementary School (6625 SW Westview Road, Topeka, 66619) from 9:00 – 10:30 am. A canopy will be set up outside so students / families can pick up without entering the school. Our approach to “grab and go” breakfast and lunch for students will continue to develop, we will keep you posted.

Two, all schools and facilities are closed for students through March 29. Students cannot be in schools or on school grounds during this time. Please help us enforce the guidance provided by the Shawnee County Health Department. The guidance has been provided for student safety.

Three, an announcement was made earlier today that all schools in Kansas be closed to students. That guidance was already in place in Shawnee County but has broadened throughout Kansas.

I will continue sending a daily email update to parents to keep you informed. Things continue to change rapidly and I will do everything possible to provide timely and factual updates as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters.


Dr. Scott McWilliams
Superintendent of Schools