Ogden School District Reacts Quickly to Covid-19 Shutdowns with Effective Programs

May 01 12:16 2020

On March 13th, 2020 Governor Gary Herbert announced a “school dismissal” order in Utah due to the Coronavirus. This directive caused students to continue their education at home with lessons created by teachers and delivered through various resources. On April 14th the order was extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. During these unprecedented and unstable times, Ogden School District is doing all it can to help provide students with the support that they need to finish out the school year strong. The swift response of the district to the new challenges and issues that have arisen have helped students and teachers to continue to connect and engage with one another successfully.

Ogden School District has made the transition to distance learning for students by providing specific plans for them to continue their education at home. The District is continually communicating with parents and students in order to keep schools and the families well informed. These actions help keep the District’s students and employees safe and engaged so that students continue to learn and employees continue to earn. The District is also providing mental and emotional support to students and staff with resources and information for maintaining healthy habits and promoting mental wellness.

Working to keep students physically well, the district is providing free meals to all children in the community up to the age of 18 by using a drive-through, grab and go, pick up style. Breakfast and lunch are served at multiple schools throughout the district between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm. Children do not need to attend a school in the district to receive the meals.

Ogden School District is also working to help students celebrate their accomplishments with the community. The District has scheduled virtual graduation ceremonies for the Ben Lomond High School and Ogden High School class of 2020.

To learn more about the different programs available in the Ogden School District, and to stay up to date on current happenings, visit the district website.

About Ogden School District

Established in 1849, Ogden City School District is an inner-city district, enriched by multicultural diversity. Ogden School District is committed to providing safe learning environments that stimulate our students’ curiosities, promote continuous improvement, and serve our surrounding communities. We believe that each student has the right to be appropriately challenged through a variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities, should have access to high quality instruction, and should be supported in their effort to exceed the basic standards.The district strives to provide students and families with programmatic choice through a variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.

Ogden School District consists of thirteen neighborhood elementary schools (K-6), three junior high schools(7-9), two comprehensive high schools (10-12), one alternative high school and one youth-in care school. The district faculty and staff serve approximately 11,500 students and their families. Ogden School District’s vision is to empower excellence through education!

Visit our website at www.ogdensd.org for more information on our district, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all our latest news.

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Company Name: Ogden School District
Contact Person: Jer Bates
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Phone: (801) 737-7300
Address:1950 Monroe Blvd
City: Ogden
State: Utah
Country: United States
Website: https://www.ogdensd.org/

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