A special message from Mr. Moore regarding learning during the COVID-19 school closure
We appreciate your support and patience as we all adjust to the new reality we’re experiencing with COVID-19. First, we hope that you and your family are well and that you’re all taking good care of yourselves during these challenging times.
I wanted to provide you with an update regarding plans for student learning during our extended school closure. Since we will be out of school until at least April 24, our teachers will be providing students with instruction and assignments addressing the most important standards remaining for the school year. While they will not be able to duplicate the regular school day experience, we will do our best to continue student learning and prepare students for success beyond the current school year.
As much as possible, this instruction will be provided online. For this reason, it is very important that each family complete the internet access survey found in the Messages section of the Infinite Campus Parent Portal: https://fortosagemo.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/fortosage.jsp. If you haven’t already, please complete this survey as soon as possible. For families without internet access, access will be provided if possible, or instruction and assignments will be delivered via paper and over the phone.
In addition to computer access, we know that some students also need access to materials that are still in the building. In order to allow families to retrieve instruments, books, projects and other materials, the building will be open on April 2nd from 12pm to 5:30pm. In order to ensure social distancing, please complete this form to identify when you’ll be coming and what you need so that staff can be prepared.
Since all of our buildings are closed the week of March 23, teachers will need a few days to prepare and plan for our district’s Learning at Home plan. Some teachers may begin providing instruction and resources during the week of March 30, and all instruction will transition to our ‘at home’ format beginning the week of April 6. All teachers will have scheduled ‘office hours’ when you can reach them directly, and they will also monitor their email and other messages throughout the day in order to answer questions. It is important for learning to continue while students are at home, but we will provide as much flexibility and grace as we can to ensure that students can find success in this new and challenging system. If you have any concerns that your students’ teachers are unable to address, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until specific instruction from your child’s teacher is up and running, we encourage you and your students to visit the Fort Osage At Home Learning website which includes a variety of educational activities for students of all ages.
To comply with Jackson County’s ‘Stay at Home’ order, our buildings will only be open as needed over the next few weeks. You may leave a phone message on the main building line 816-650-7030 or email me if you need assistance.
High School Principal
Mr. Scott Moore, Principal
Mrs. Tracie Gramkow, Assistant Principal (10-12th A-K)
Mr. Andrew Zuber, Assistant Principal (10-12th L-Z)
Mr. Brad Thompson, Assistant Principal 9th grade center (9th grade)
Mr. Ryan Schartz, Activities Director
Address: 2101 N. Twyman Road, Independence, MO 64058
School phone: 816-650-7063
School fax: 816-650-7088
For reporting a student absence: 816-650-7030 for 9th graders 816-650-7101