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Hopkins Co. Schools collaborate with Dawson Springs to get students to school

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 10:27 PM CST
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HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The school superintendents in Hopkins County took to social media to ensure students they will do everything they can to get them back in class on January 18.

Hopkins County School superintendent Amy Smith and Dawson Springs Independent Schools Superintendent Leonard Whalen appeared on camera together. If possible, they want students to return to their home schools.

However, they say they understand if students need to transfer and they will help make that happen.

“Our school districts are working together to ensure that all students in our community can continue their in-person education,” said Whalen. “We know these are difficult times and that most families would prefer to keep their students in their home school. However, if this is not possible, we are working in partnership with Hopkins County Schools to ensure all students can remain in a classroom.”

Officials say student families who need resources or who may need to consider a different in-school option can access the Hopkins Co. Schools Community Support Request Form here.

Dawson Springs is also asking DSIS student families to complete a post-disaster survey to check in with the district.

Smith and Whalen said they are also prepared to help students with transportation, food and other resources.

“Both districts are here to help students who need resources,” said Smith. “We will assist student families with transportation, family support services, meals, personal care items and counselors. I am proud to partner with our neighbors in Dawson Springs so that we can serve as many students and families together who need support during this unprecedented disaster.”

On Wednesday, officials posted on the Dawson Springs Independent Schools Tornado Relief Facebook page, to say they will begin scaling back their relief operations to transition back to education.

They say Friday, December 31 will be the last day for clothing pickup. They will be closed this coming Saturday and Sunday.

They say the upstairs will be open the next week for pharmaceutical, grocery and hardware needs.

You can find more information in the post below.

Superintendent Leonard Whalen is also asking families with a child in one of Dawson Springs Independent Schools to complete this survey.

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