UCS School Closure Action Plan

March 13, 2020

Dear UCS School Community,

These are unprecedented times for all of us as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting every aspect of our lives. As everyone’s day-to-day activities have drastically changed, we must care for each other, our neighbors and our greater community.

To help mitigate the community spread of Coronavirus, all UCS schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 and will continue through the end of our spring break – Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Over the next few weeks, our amazing teachers, staff and administrators will ensure learning opportunities and necessary services continue for our students.

Here are plans we have instituted to provide services to our students and community during the closure:

  • We will continue instruction for our students. Teachers are providing assignments today that will carry us through the beginning of next week. We will then transition towards online learning using our digital platforms later in the week.

  • We will provide food service to students who are dependent on these meals. All students will be given access to healthy meals at specific locations. Information will be shared directly with families.

  • During the extended closure, the business operations of the district will remain open. Please be assured our dedicated staff – both full and part time – will continue to be paid during this time away from school. The Human Resources department will be sharing information directly with staff members.

Over the coming days, we will continue to share information with all of our families and staff regarding the transition to online learning, as well as communicate efforts to mobilize food distribution, technology and other critical student and family supports.

As we implement these plans, please look for updated communications through your e-mail, our social media and websites. We have created a dedicated page on this issue:

Please know as a district we are committed to supporting our families and staff during these difficult times. We will continue to collaborate with our partners to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus and ensure the well-being of our entire community.


Christine M. Johns, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools