The Neosho School District, alone with the other School Districts in Newton County and surrounding districts, will remain closed through at least April 24, 2020.

In conjunction with the other Newton County School Districts and school districts from surrounding counties, Neosho School District will be extending our closure through April 24, 2020.

The districts made the call after communicating with local health officials and the City of Neosho. The decision is made in the best interest of public health and to maintain flexibility during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well being of students, families, and the Neosho district team was deemed a priority.

The extension of the closure applies to all district-related activities. Beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020 all buildings will be closed to all non-critical personnel. District personnel will do their best to monitor phone messages; however, the best way to reach building personnel will be through email.

Neosho will continue to provide meal options for children under the age of 18 for the length of the closure. Meals can be picked up at various locations around the Neosho community. We are also committed to providing optional educational support resources for parents and students. A major change in routine can be stressful and oftentimes leads to discomfort for many students. To reduce stress during this closure, we recommend creating a schedule for learning, working, and relaxation. It is our hope that students and parents will embrace educational support resources to enhance and continue the learning achieved in the classroom. These resources will also help to keep students in a positive place mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Information on all of the available resources offered to our community can be found on our website at Neoshosd.org by clicking “COVID-19” on the homepage. Communicate will continue through our website, the NSD app, texts, emails, calls, and social media. Updates regarding the Class of 2020 activities will be released in the coming days. Please be safe, wash your hands often, maintain physical distance, and together we will get through this.