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COVID - 19

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USD 246 Reopening Plan

Academic Schedule


Food Service




General Back to School Information


First Day of School

Arrival time

Options for Learning

Face Coverings

School Calendar

Northeast Activity Plan 2020-21

Guidelines for All Participants & Spectators

Outdoor Events

Indoor Events

From Crawford County Health Department

1. What is a coronavirus and what is COVID-19?

2. How does COVID-19 spread?

3. Can COVID-19 be caught from someone who does not have symptoms?

4. How is COVID-19 different in children?

5. How and why did the local schools make the decision to return to school for in person learning?

6. How important is temperature taking? Should we expect screening of temperatures at school?

7. When should I keep my child home from school?

8. When is testing recommended?

9. Why and when should masks/face coverings be worn?

10. What if a child or staff member at a school is diagnosed with COVID-19?

USD 246 Reopening Plan

General Back to School Information

We are following the guidelines of the Crawford County Health Department and KSHSAA guidelines for the 2020 fall season.

We encourage anyone that isn’t feeling well to please stay home!

Northeast Activity Plan 2020-21

From Crawford County Health Department

Schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being and provide our children and adolescents with academic instruction, social and emotional skills, safety, reliable nutrition, physical/speech and mental health therapy, and opportunities for physical activity, among other benefits.

A big question parents have right now is how students can go back to school safely during COVID-19. The latest information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says children learn best when they are in school, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020. However, returning to school in person needs careful steps in place to keep students and staff safe, and may need to be an individual decision for parents to make for their children.

With so many unknowns during this pandemic, especially about students returning to school, a list of commonly asked questions have been developed to help families.

Please keep in mind the following as you read them:

  • Each school district will make the final decisions regarding how and when students will return to their schools.

  • The measures put in place by schools are intended to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 but cannot eliminate the risk of exposure. This means that it’s still possible for a student or school employee to test positive for COVID-19 at some point.

  • Based on what is known now about COVID-19, physical distancing, hand hygiene and face coverings remain the top priority to protect students and staff members, and they are essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.