School District Solidifies a Plan for Closure

The statewide closure of all K-12 public schools, through April 6, has evoked school district administrators to put a plan in place, acting fast to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and families.

“We are asking all [Winthrop Public Schools] families and staff to please put forth your best effort to keep our students and families safe by implementing social distancing (keeping a six-foot distance between individuals), practice increased handwashing and limit participating in social gatherings and play dates,” said School Superintendent, Lisa Howard. “The WPS will continue to provide food service to any one in need.”

Beginning Wednesday, March 18 until Friday, March 27, Grab and Go meals will be prepared by the district’s Food Service Staff and available for any WPS student in need. The pickup location is at Winthrop High School, at the rear of the parking lot next to the baseball field and at the loading dock area. Hours of pickup are between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and there is no cost.

Howard said the Food Service Staff will be available and on site during distribution times to support the nutritional needs of our families.

“Let’s all work together, as our community consistently does, to do whatever it takes to keep our students and families safe and healthy. There will be a hotline/email on the school district website (, for families who may need additional support related to food services.”

The administration is currently putting together distance learning opportunities and principals will be in contact with parents and students via email in the upcoming days.

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