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School Closure Extension
As the past week has shown, the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to spread through most of our counties. We have been diligent in our decision-making process when asking how our school districts can make a difference in slowing the spread of this disease. At this time, we feel that returning to school next week would be detrimental to the efforts of our local health authorities and healthcare providers as they work to battle and slow the progress of the virus.
Therefore, we have made the decision to extend school closures for all MAAA schools through Thursday, April 30. During this time all school events including extracurricular activities, competitions, clubs, field trips, ceremonies, parent meetings, and committee meetings are postponed. This decision was made following President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday, March 29 that he would extend federal social distancing guidelines to Thursday, April 30 and after consulting local health authorities. As circumstances continue to fluctuate, it is difficult to predict what our situation will be a month from now. With that being said, we tentatively plan on welcoming students and staff back on Friday, May 1.
Please take a moment to read the MAAA Superintendent Association's letter to parents regarding the school closure extension.
The Valley R-6 School District will close from Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. through Monday, April 6. During this time, we will cancel all athletics and activities. This includes all games, practices, contests, and all extracurricular activities. For more information, please see the letter below.
Welcome to the Valley of the Vikings
Welcome to Valley R-VI School District, home of the Vikings! Situated in historic Caledonia, Missouri, at the intersection of state highways 21 and C, eleven miles south of Potosi and just north of Elephant Rocks State Park, we are dedicated to preparing our students for the challenges they will face tomorrow.
We invite you to browse through our new website to learn more about our district and how we’re preparing our students in rural, eastern Missouri. Of special note are our events pages, which are dedicated to keeping you informed about everything going on in Viking territory. We look forward to seeing you soon!
A Message from Our Superintendent
What an honor it is to be the superintendent of this great school. I have had the privilege of being a Valley Viking for nearly a decade, and I take great pride in who we are and the lives we have impacted for the good as a school district over those years and the years long before I arrived. I have grown very fond of our students, staff, and community, and I expect our school to continue to do great things.
I hope what you find on our website is helpful. If we can assist you with anything, feel free to contact us. As we continue moving forward, we will work diligently to strive for excellence in all that we do here at Valley, for we should never forget that we have the potential to make a lasting positive difference in the life of a child.
Michael Silvy, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools