One Last Message & Summer Food

posted Jun 19, 2020, 1:05 PM by Brad VanDyne
Hello again, Loon Lake Families,

I know what you’re thinking.  It’s June 19th, Brad, how long do we have to endure your weekly messages?  The answer is, for about two more minutes.  This will be my last regularly scheduled communication for a while.  However, my goal is to keep you updated, so you can expect a message from me if any major changes happen regarding reopening school in the fall. 

Speaking of reopening in the fall, we will spend the next 6 to 8 weeks working hard to create a plan for Loon Lake.  A plan that gets kids back to school and keeps staff and students safe.  So more info to come on that soon.  

As I’m sure you are aware, one thing that the Department of Health has said is that face coverings will be required for all students and staff.  I know a lot of people, and exactly zero of them are excited about this.  Could this change?  Perhaps.  But it also might not change.  So it might be a good idea to have your child practice wearing a mask this summer.  Start small.  15 minutes here, 15 minutes there.  Also, we will provide masks for your kids if they are indeed required.  Of course you are welcome to use your own masks, but don’t stress about purchasing or making any.  We’ve got you covered.  And again, if the guidance changes later this summer about this, I’ll let you know.  

Now a quick note about summer food.  While our district is not serving food directly, you have some options.  I believe that Deer Park, Valley, and Mary Walker are summer food sites, and it doesn’t matter which school your child attends, you can get food from any of these locations.  To find a summer meal site near you, you can text “food” to 877-877, or go to nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals.  If you need help with this, just give us a call or email me.  

Before we call it a school year, I want to thank our food service crew for their amazing work to keep our community fed.  I want to thank our teachers for keeping our kids learning.  I want to thank my entire staff for the way they banded together and got creative.  And I want to thank you, our families, for working alongside us to figure this all out.  I am proud to be part of the Loon Lake Family.  

If you need anything this summer, please reach out.  Email me directly and I will get back to you quickly.  

Take good care – 
Brad
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