Welcome to the Lempster School District!
This district is comprised of talented students, dedicated staff, and involved parents.
Our priority is safety while we incorporate the latest data-based strategies into our
teaching. We are well-prepared to offer an outstanding education to all students.
As you may imagine, the pandemic dominated our attention this year. Routines were
disrupted, remote learning became the norm, and students were not able to have their
learning adequately reinforced from peer-to-peer interaction.
During the summer of 2020 our safety team met every week to create a plan to accept
students back into the school. We offered a Group A & B hybrid model based on a
student’s geographical home address. By doing this we were able to have all students
in school 50% of the week, either on Monday and Tuesdays or Thursday and Fridays.
This permitted us to designate Wednesdays as our deep-cleaning day when we would
disinfect the entire building by hydrostatically fogging each classroom. Creating the
groups by home location also afforded us more efficient bus pick up and determined
specific areas if we ever needed to contact trace. Combined with the fact we followed all
the CDC safety recommendations, our school remained Covid-free.
To be sure, the pandemic has taken its toll on the mental health of our students. The
best way to support them was to remain open as long as we can confidently do it.
In fact, because we have been so successful, in November we opened the school up to
all students four-days-per-week, and we have never been required to shut down due to
In addition, this district tirelessly seeks grants to fund programming that enhances
instruction and safety. Although we are a small district, we are able to create budgets
that provide realistic support to the school.
Anyone associated with the Lempster School has a right to be proud of this school
district! We offer superb education in a safe environment. As we look to the future we
plan to explore foreign language and preschool offerings.
It is an exciting time to be part of the Lempster School District. If you have any
questions, please email me at JLewis@sau71.org.