Dear Warrior Families,
Governor Reynolds has announced that she is recommending that Iowa schools close for four (4) weeks due to community spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please go to this link to read the full statement from the Governor’s office:
https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-recommends-iowa-schools-close-for-four-weeks-will-hold-a-press-0. The Governor will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning and we encourage all families to watch the press conference.
The NCSD Board of Directors and administrators will be meeting this week to determine the next steps for our District based on the recommendations from the Governor.
All NCSD facilities will be closed until further notice. The District Office will be open, but please call the office at (515) 981-0676 prior to visiting to make sure the office is open as it may need to close with little notice.
All district athletic/activity practices will be suspended immediately until further notice. There will be no athletic/activity practices starting Monday, March 16 until further notice.
Cadence Academy will be open at Orchard Hills on Monday, March 16. A decision on Cadence Academy remaining open will be made tomorrow. Parents should direct specific Cadence Academy questions to Teresa Hoskins, Cadency Academy Director at (515) 981-5404 or (515) 868-8028.
The District will be sending out additional information regarding the next steps for the NCSD as soon as more information is available.
Yours in service,
D.T. Magee, Superintendent
Maribeth Wright, Board of Directors President
Also this from the Ministerial Association:
In anticipation of continued disruption in our local community, the Norwalk Area Ministerial Association will extend its opportunities for food availability through the Norwalk Area Food Pantry. The food pantry (located at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr. in Norwalk) will be open on Wednesday, March 18 & 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, March 21 & 28 from 9:30 to 11 am. Food may also be available by calling the church office at 515-285-5965 or through the emergency pantry located outside the food pantry 24 hours a day. As the situation continues to develop more information will be shared with the community.