Principal News

December 14, 2020 

Dear Leeds School Families, 

Happy Holidays!  It’s been a trying year, but we are finally seeing the end to 2020.  I‘m sure everyone is looking forward to starting a new year and hoping 2021 has better and brighter days for all of us.    

The COVID committee met a couple of weeks ago and expressed some concern about the startup of school after the holiday break.  Due to larger family gatherings and many families traveling to different areas of the state and beyond during the holiday season, we decided to start school up after break with another “slow start”.  We are using the first week back to decrease student contact between grades and to increase the length of time our school population is apart in the event any families have been exposed over the Christmas break.  The first week back to school would be the time symptoms might show up if there are any positive cases and we are hoping our “slow start” back will keep our school healthier for a safe return.  Here is the schedule for the week of January 4 – 8, 2021. 

Monday, January 4th, 2021

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

  • All staff at school, planning, prepping, and gather distance learning material.
  • No students will be learning at the school or via distance today.
  • Students who will be distance learning on Tuesday and Wednesday need to come to the school to pick up their electronic devices and learning items after 12:00 (noon). 

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 5 & 6, 2021 

School Hours:  8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

  • All staff at school. 
  • Grades: PreK, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12 will be at school for face-to-face learning. 
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11 will be distance learning from home. 

Thursday & Friday, January 7 & 8, 2021 

School Hours:    8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

  • All staff at school. 
  • Grades: PreK, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12 will be distance learning from home. 
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11 will be at school for face-to-face learning. 

For distance learning days, elementary teachers will provide their families with the schedule for students to be on-line distance learning.  High school students will follow their normal scheduled periods for their distance learning days.  Please note, Friday is a regular day of school from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.   

We will re-evaluate our school phase once we are back from the holiday break and after our slow start in the hopes to be able to get back to our regular school schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime at the school.  

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Stay healthy!!! 


Robyn Eberle 

Leeds School Principal 

Benson County Wildcats Athletic Director