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End of Year Update

Dear East Mills Parents and Staff,


Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we wind down the school year. All of us have experienced drastic changes in life during the last few weeks and months. We are extremely appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, and staff for their positivity, flexibility and resilience during these trying times. A huge debt of gratitude also goes to all of our doctors, nurses, hospital employees, first responders, and our state leaders for all they are doing to keep us safe and healthy.

Planning for next fall is already underway. We are looking at three different options for instruction as per guidance from the Department of Education. Option one is that we will continue with a distance learning format, similar to what we are doing currently only with additional requirements (i.e. attendance taken, grades recorded, etc…). Option two is all students would return in the fall but with restrictions in place (i.e. social distancing, limited group interactions, etc…). Option three is a hybrid model whereby some students come to school and the rest are learning online at home. We do not have finalized details for these three models completed at this time, but must submit our plans to the Department of Education no later than July 1st.


We will be sure to communicate our plans for the fall once we have additional guidance from the Governor’s office, the Department of Education and Mills County Health. Please be sure to check your email and the East Mills School website regularly during summer months for updates.

Again, we want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we close out this school year. We are looking forward to a time soon when we can all gather in person, reconnect and enjoy each other’s presence. We will have school registration in early August, Back to School Night on August 20th and the first day of school will be on Tuesday, August 25th. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

East Mills Administration

Tim Hood Superintendent
Kelly Sutherland Elementary Principal
Dale Scott Jr/Sr High Principal