Over the past several days, Thompson School District staff and New Vision Charter School have been closely monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 coronavirus within our community and region. Out of an abundance of caution, Thompson School District and New Vision Charter School will be extending its Spring Break period and will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. All schools and district buildings will be closed and inaccessible during this periodAll district-sponsored athletics and events are cancelled as well and district buildings will not be available for community rental or activities.

During this additional week off, we will not begin our online learning. Please do not have your children complete any work in the workbooks that were sent home yesterday during this additional week off. If a decision is made to extend this period of closing, NVCS will communicate to families and staff utilizing its regular communication protocol. If the closure is extended we will begin online learning.

We realize that this decision will have a significant impact on our students, families and community members. Although it was a difficult determination to make, we do believe that it is the best step to take to help ensure safety for all.

During this period of closure, we will be conducting deep cleanings of all buildings throughout the district. This level of cleaning will be much more extensive than our thorough cleaning process that occurs at the buildings on a daily basis.

We thank you very much for your support and apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause for you and your family.

Thank you,

Tim Bishop

Executive Director

New Vision Charter School