Lockney Junior High

Remote Instruction Initiative

                                                                                                                                                                November 2nd, 2020

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff,

In response to the number of active cases of COVID-19 on the Junior High Campus, and the resulting quarantine of the majority of our students, Lockney Junior High will move to remote instruction on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Our intent is to instruct our students remotely through Friday, November 13th.   This timeframe should allow for all of our positive cases and the majority of our quarantined cases to return to school. 

We would much rather continue with on-campus instruction but we need to slow this outbreak.  To do so, we will need cooperation from parents and the students to.  We have provided guidance for our parents and students below.

  1. Students who have been quarantined due to exposure are to complete their quarantine at home and are not to engage in activities with other students or community members.
  2. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 are to self-isolate for a minimum of ten days.  This means those students are to stay away from people in their own houses to the extent possible. 
  3. If any member of a household tests positive, all other members of the household are to quarantine immediately.
  4. All Junior High Students are to attend to every class each day.  There must be evidence of this to determine attendance and engagement.  Our teachers will have an assignment or artifact for students to complete every day.
  5. Parents, please have your students show you the work they have completed and submitted daily.
  6. Teachers will email their students a scheduled time individualized assistance. 
  7. Because we are implementing remote instruction prior to closing the school, extra-curricular activities may continue with afterschool practices and competition.  Students must meet all eligibility, including daily attendance in each class, to participate in extracurricular activities.
  8. Unless students are quarantined due to exposure or illness, they are still allowed to attend extracurricular events.  Ex. Penelope is doing remote instruction but has not been quarantined for exposure or illness.  She is allowed to go the football game on Friday.  Pete’s father tested positive for COVID-19 within the past ten days.  Pete is not allowed to attend the game.
  9. If all goes well, we expect to have the Junior High students return to the campus on Monday, November 16th.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Junior High Office.  It is our sincere hope that we can get a handle on this situation as quickly as possible.


Jim Baum, Superintendent