Postville schools closed until April 13, 2020

Late Monday morning the administration of Postville Community Schools announced that school will be closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students accompanied by a parent may access the buildings on Wednesday, March 18th from 7:30 a.m to. 10:00 a.m. to grab any personal items out of the school.  Student medications will be available for pickup at this time or other arrangements may be made with the District office or administrators. 

After Wednesday, March 18th, the entire school district campus (all buildings/facilities) will be closed to EVERYONE until further notice, except for essential personnel at the discretion of the Superintendent. 

 Postville may provide meal access during the closure. The  administration is working with Laurie Smith, Food Service Director, to determine a possible course of action to provide meal access for those in need.  More information will be provided once the plan is finalized.

PK-12 learning, including special education services, will be suspended until further notice. The district does not yet know the status of online college courses. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Students in grades 5-12 and staff may continue to use their school-issued devices. Parents are asked not to contact teachers for lesson plans or other course work.

No school activities or practices of any kind will be allowed while closed.  All state activity organizations have suspended activities for four weeks.  

Currently it is uncertain whether any or all of the missed days will be required to be made up. The information will be shared as it is received. 

The direct link to the school’s website is  (https://www.postvilleschools.com/covid-19) in order to house all communications and updates. Included on this website are direct links to the CDC, and Iowa Department of Public Health, and other resources.

The purpose of this closure is to provide social distancing.  Social distancing increases the space between people and reduces the chance of contagion and spreading of the virus. 

School district representatives have said, “We STRONGLY recommend that all of our students, staff, and families follow guidelines shared by the Centers for Disease Control. Do not gather in groups, stay home as much as possible, and reduce your direct interactions with others. For further guidance please see the CDC recommendations on helping our community stay safe and healthy.”

Anyone having concerns or questions should contact the District Office at (563) 864.7651.