March 12, 2020
Dear Panther Families, Staff, and Community,
The Frankfort Independent Schools (FIS) Board of Education (BOE) Team approved the submission of a temporary emergency application and waiver for Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) Days with the Kentucky Department of Education. These days allow our students to receive instruction during the day away from the school building (typically at home).
Due to the State of Emergency declared by Governor Andy Beshear, the FIS BOE Team approved a change in the calendar. Specifically, we will begin NTI days (pending KDE approval) on Monday, March 16th for the following days: March 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, and 24th. Intercession will begin on March 25th . We will plan to resume our regular schedule on Monday, April 13th, 2020. Detailed information for parents regarding NTI days will be forthcoming.
All activities and athletics will be suspended during the four weeks (March 15th -April 10th).
In addition, the FIS BOE Team has approved the following:
(1) All activities and athletics will be suspended during the four weeks (March 15th -April 10th).
(2) All PEP and EXCEL programming is cancelled.
(3) No out of state field trips.
(4) No out of state travel for staff for Professional Growth and Development.
(5) Breakfast and Lunch will be served via mobile sites and specific locations (information forthcoming).
FIS is working closely with the Franklin County Health Department, the City of Frankfort, Gov. Beshear and his team, Interim KDE Commissioner Kevin Brown, and other important officials as we navigate COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We ask that you be flexible and understand that information is changing at a rapid rate. As we receive new information, we will communicate it out to you in real time.
We are taking these measures after Governor Beshear declared a State of Emergency in Kentucky and in accordance with the guidelines determined by the Franklin County Health Department. Our goal is to limit the spread of COVID- 19. Health and safety is our first priority!
Frankfort Independent Schools
Houston Barber, PhD