Craig Wall , 2 days ago

Students, Parents, and Friends, As we were suspecting the State Board of Education voted to approve the recommendation of State Supt. Joy Hofmeister to close the schools for the remainder of the year while providing "Distance Learning," beginning April 6. Further, all extracurricular activities and events were cancelled citing the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control Recommendations for group size. We knew on Monday that this would likely happen today. Now, we know for sure, and we ask you to help us make the best of the situation. We can do it. Firstly, we do not know all the answers. We are looking at a mix of methods to best be able to serve your educational needs whether it be handouts, or digital material. We are aware that there are limitations, and will make every effort to accommodate those limitations when we can. We don't know the answers yet. So, please give us an opportunity to take a look at the information the State Department provides this week. We have already started working on a plan, and will communicate it to you as soon as we can do so. We have discussed plans to postpone HS Graduation if necessary. Although it is impossible to predict the future, we will be open to moving to a date that is determined to be safe by the authorities. We want those Seniors to have their day. In the meantime, please be safe. The Covid-19 virus continues to spread in our state and others. You have take every precaution to keep yourself and your family healthy. It is important for us all. Craig Wall, Supt.

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Craig Wall , 4 days ago

Parents and Students, Today in a statewide teleconference, State Supt. Joy Hofmeister notified us that beginning April 6, all schools would be providing educational opportunities through “Distance Learning.” Students will not be returning to the school this year. At Valliant, we started discussing and making plans for what Distance Learning may look like for our students. Over the next two weeks, we will be working with your teachers to plan for delivery and support of student lessons. Furthermore Supt. Hofmeister noted that all extracurricular events and activities would be cancelled for the remainder of the school year. The State Board of Education will meet on Wednesday to vote on her recommendations. This is a challenging time for us all. Right now, we do not have the answers to the “what if’s,” and “what about’s,” but we will always provide you the information that we know in a timely and honest fashion. Covid-19 is not a joke. Please use every precaution to keep yourself and your family safe from infection. The reality of our current situation is saddening, and the announcement that we would not be together again this year is disappointing. But the health of our community and family is paramount. We are Bulldogs! It’s time for us to live up to that mascot and do our part. None of us have ever been through something like this, but we will come through it together. #weareValliant It’s a Great Day to be a Bulldog! Craig Wall

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Craig Wall , 5 days ago

NEW MESSAGE Parents, Students, and Patrons, Thank you to all the workers and volunteers that helped today. We could not do this without you. We are making some small changes for Tuesday based on Monday’s response. We will be relocating from Watermill Church to Dorries Hardware at the same times. Also the Mt Zion Church is now at the site of the Old River Bottom Church. If you know of any child that could benefit from this program, please let them know. We want to feed every child. The Valliant Public Schools will be providing :"Grab and Go" breakfast and lunch for ANY CHILD 18 and under or anyone with Special Needs 21 and under absolutely free of charge. We will be providing meals at the following locations and times: Valliant School - Drive Thru Bus Lane 8:30-10:00 am Rufe Volunteer Fire Department 8:30-9:00 am Felker Baptist Church 8:30-9:00 am The Church in Millerton 8:30-9:00 am Dorries Hardware 8:30-9:00 am Pine Creek Fire Department 8:30-9:00 am Mt.Zion Church of God 8:30-9:00 am There will be no need for you to leave your vehicle at any site, meals will be delivered to you. We are taking precautions to make sure everyone stays healthy and safe. Thank you so much to the volunteers, Community, and Church leaders, that helped to make this program possible. We encourage everyone that has children that live in our district to take advantage of this program. #weareValliant

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Craig Wall , 8 days ago

Valliant Residents, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for our area until 10 pm. We have been in touch with Valliant Emergency Management and the Valliant Police Department and will continue to monitor the weather throughout the evening. If the weather warrants, the Safe Room at Valliant HS will be opened for your safety. Please remember to supervise your children at all times and pets should be contained in a airline approved container. Use common sense and maintain a healthy distance while in the safe room.

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