Trenton, North Mercer, Princeton and others extend closure dates due to COVID-19

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Trenton R-9 School District on Monday announced it will remain closed until Monday, April 27th.

In a letter posted to the Trenton R-9 website, Superintendent Mike Stegman says he’s concerned this will not be the last extension but one that is based on current information involving Coronavirus concerns. School officials plan to continue to review circumstances and will make another announcement prior to the potential startup date of April 27th.

Trenton R-9 has not been in session since March 13th. That week was spring break which was followed by the closing of the buildings. During the upcoming weeks, Trenton R-9 cooks and administrators will continue to prepare and distribute lunches for any child 18 or younger in the community. This week, Trenton R-9 is adding a breakfast packet for the following day. Orders for lunch and the breakfast are to be made between 8 and 9:30 weekdays at 359 4643.

The North Mercer School today announced it will be closing through April 24 with a possible return to classes on April 27th. School lunches at Mercer will be available Monday through Friday. Lunches are distributed from 10:30 to 11 o’clock.

North Mercer Superintendent Dan Owens reports classes will continue with the initial setup for grades four through 12 working remotely via the internet. Pupils in Kindergarten through 3rd-grade exchange work on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 o’clock. Bags will be available to place work in upon the exchange.

KTTN also learned of a text message from the Princeton school district that will extend its closure through Friday, May 1st due to Covid-19 concerns.

In other messages, the Laredo R-7 school, Pleasant View R-6 school, and Grundy R-5 schools have announced this afternoon their closures will continue through April 24th. Grundy R5 will continue with their food service program for any child age 18 or younger. To reserve a meal at Grundy R-5, contact the school and signup.


Trenton R-9 School COVID-19 Notice