COVID-19 School Update 4/7/20

Dear Graettinger-Terril Students, Parents/Guardian, Teachers, Staff, and Community:

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation involving COVID-19. There is undoubtedly uncertainty, stress, and complications that are happening in everyone's lives.  Therefore, we wanted to provide you with the following updates:

  1. Continuous learning opportunities are continuing to be offered to students through online and other methods.  PLEASE check your emails daily for communications from teachers, and assure that your students are doing the same (Grades 5-12).   Feel free to reach out to your teachers via email if you have questions or need assistance

  2. The Jr./Sr. Prom, which was scheduled for April 25th has been indefinitely postponed awaiting further guidance from the Governor’s Office.   A determination about Prom will be made by April 20. Plans for Post Prom will be determined by the Post Prom Committee.  

    1. The Squire Shoppe has informed us that they have cancelled all Tuxedo rentals.   Any questions contact the Squire Shoppe at 712-262-3627

  3. Graduation is still scheduled for May 10, however the possibility of postponement is strong.   Again we will make a determination about graduation by April 20th.

  4. Spring Sports have been suspended through April 30 to follow the guidance of the Governor’s office.   Tentative plans have been outlined by the IHSAA and the IGHSAU for an abbreviated Spring Season.

  5. Driver’s Education has been postponed until the restrictions for COVID-19 have been lifted.

  6. Fundraisers Attention Music Students:   Please either drop off or mail ButterBraid and Coffee orders and money to Miranda DePyper no later than April 20th. (GTRA Music Boosters, c/o Miranda DePyper, 2898 425th Ave., Graettinger, IA 51342).  Please make sure you have phone numbers and addresses for ALL customers!  Orders will be delivered by the booster club upon arrival.  If you have any questions or concerns, please either call Miranda or email the booster club: gtramusic@gmail.com.  If you have already returned money to customers, that is OK. We will have this same fundraiser next year!

  7. The R-A and G-T Booster Clubs will be working on distributing summer sport T-Shirt orders.  Please contact your Booster Club officers if you have questions.

  8. Kindergarten and Preschool Round-up information will be sent out in the coming weeks.

  9. Grade Advancement - Finally, all parents and students naturally have concerns about how this unprecedented closure will affect their students advancement to the next grade level.  Rest assured that the closure will not impede students from graduating or advancing to the next grade level.

Thanks again for your patience and cooperation during this very difficult time.  We will continue to provide updates as needed in the coming weeks.   

Graettinger-Terril Administration