Schools respond to threat with NTI work, delivered meals

Published 12:37 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020

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With Lincoln County schools closed through at least April 10, students are studying from home and meals are being delivered to make sure they all stay fed.

Students are scheduled to return to class on April 13, the Monday after spring break. However, if the state of the emergency is lifted, Lincoln County Schools may decide to use fewer NTI days and return to school prior to spring break, according to a news release from the district.

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All extracurricular activities including athletics have been cancelled until further notice.

“It is important to remain calm, clean (according to guidelines provided by the CDC) and cooperate with each other,” according to the release. “The health and safety of stakeholders is our top priority.”

The district mailed NTI (non-traditional instruction) packets for days 11-20 to all kindergarten through fifth grade students today, (Thursday, March 19.) The packets will be mailed directly to the students at all Lincoln County elementary schools — Crab Orchard, Highland, Hustonville, Stanford and Waynesburg. Students will also be able to access the packets online on Friday at

Lincoln County Middle School is using Google Classroom for instruction. Students who are having issues with their Chromebook or internet access may schedule a day and time to pick up paper copies of assignments (March 16-April 3)  by contacting the school at (606) 365-8400. Students do not need a paper copy of assignments if their Chromebooks are functional and they have internet access.

Lincoln County High School is also using Google Classroom for instruction. Students who are having issues with their Chromebook or internet access, may contact the school at (606) 365-9111 to request paper copies of assignments.

The district is currently developing a plan for students to submit completed NTI work. Detailed instructions for returning completed work will be released Friday.

For more information about the NTI distribution process, contact your school principal or the Lincoln County Student Support Center at (606) 365-2124.

In light of the closings, Lincoln County Schools have created a new meal distribution plan, providing free meals for students 19 years old and under. To reserve a meal, contact Food Service at 606-365-2124, 606-365-5778 or 606-669-1856.

The following are the delivery locations from March 16 through April 10, Monday through Friday:


Stanford area

  • Library, 11:30 a.m.; Liincoln Trace Apartments, 11:55 a.m.; Logan Trace, 12:20 p.m.; Harris Street Trailer Park, 12:40 p.m.; Goshen Road Trailer Park, 12:55 p.m.


Crab Orchard area

  • Crab Orchard Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Crab Orchard Church of God, 11:55 a.m.; Dollar Store, 12:20 p.m.


Highland/Waynesburg area

Pleasant View Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Double Springs Baptist Church, 11:55 a.m.; Dollar Store, 12:20 p.m.; Pilot Church, 12:55 p.m.


Hustonville area

New Hope Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Moreland Christian Church, 11:55 a.m.; McKinney Baptist Church, 12:20 p.m.; Boneyville Baptist, 12:45 p.m.


According to the school district, the Healthy Kids Clinic will continue to offer medical and behavioral health services in person and using telehealth during the school closure.

The Healthy Kids Clinic medical staff will be on-site at the Lincoln County Student Support Center Annex Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for walk-in appointments. The Healthy Kids Clinic does not have the ability to test for Coronavirus.

If transportation to Stanford is a difficulty, appointments can be given via a telehealth call at 844-435-0900.