Winter Weather Update for February 15 & 16

Winter Weather Update for February 15 & 16

Dear SOCSD Students, Staff, & Families,

The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant winter storm with record breaking cold temperatures and significant threat of ice accumulations in Oktibbeha County for Monday into Monday night.

After joining a special weather briefing with NWS today, I am closing our school campuses on Monday and Tuesday to transition to distance learning. 

Distance learning schedules and lesson information will be provided to students and families by their teachers and/or schools. 

Please refer to the link below for information about how to connect to WiFi with your school issued device. Students who do not have access to WiFi may return completed work when we resume in-person classes to be counted present. 

https://www.starkvillesd.com/devices/index

Our technology team will be managing our help desk during distance learning, and they may be reached at socsdedtech@starkvillesd.com.

Students enrolled as virtual students for the Spring 2021 semester will continue to hold virtual classes as scheduled. 

The health, wellness and safety of our staff, students and families is our primary concern. Please take necessary steps as recommended by the National Weather Service to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures. See the link below for winter weather safety and preparedness tips: https://www.weather.gov/jan/winterweathersafety

As a community partner, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency has asked that our Jacket family check on friends, neighbors and seniors to ensure they have adequate food and heat and that we keep devices charged and limit travel unless absolutely necessary. 

There is a possibility of additional winter weather on Wednesday and Thursday. Our school district is on alert and we will keep our students, staff and families updated with the latest information from NWS and Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency.

Stay safe & stay warm!

Eddie Peasant, Supt.