UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS 1-19-2022
Dear parents and guardians,
As you are aware, the current surge in the omicron variant is creating immense pressure on our schools and staff members as we work to keep classrooms staffed and in-person learning possible.
If you have been in a public space, you probably have been exposed to COVID. USD #107 has been working cooperatively with the Jewell County Health Department as we navigate COVID-19 in our county and communities. Below is the current USD #107 COVID Protocols.
USD 107 Rock Hills COVID Protocols (UPDATED 1-19-2022)
IF you test positive for COVID, or have symptoms:
- Stay home 5 days from onset of symptoms.
- If you have no symptoms, stay home 5 days from your test date
- On day 6 you may return to school and activities, as long as you are fever free for 24 hours, your symptoms are improving, and you wear a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days. (must mask during participation in activities)
- Inform your close contacts to watch for symptoms.
IF you have been informed you are a Close Contact (regardless of vaccination status):
- Persons should monitor symptoms for 10 days and the first 5 days wear a mask. Students can attend school. (must mask during participation in activities)
- If you develop symptoms, isolate at home and treat as a positive
- If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jewell County Health Department (785-378-4060) or your healthcare provider.
Strongly recommended by USD 107, Jewell County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
- Wear a mask when you cannot social distance indoors/outdoors
- Contact your health provider to ask about getting vaccinated
- If you or child have underlying medical conditions wear a mask
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for a least 20 seconds
- Stay home if you are sick
- Test for COVID-19 if your symptoms are not improving
Rock Hills Elementary - 785-378-3822 Rock Hills Jr/Sr High- 785-378-3126
In addition to help alleviate some of the pressure on our schools, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), along with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), support school implementing a 30-day temporary suspension on all contact tracing activities.
What does this mean for you as parents and guardians? Our district will no longer notify families whose child may have been in contact, through classroom or extracurricular settings, with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
If you believe your child has been exposed to a positive case either at school or elsewhere, please consider keeping your child home for five days after the exposure. After that, your child may resume normal activities but should wear a well-fitting mask around others indoors and outdoors for an additional five days. Continue to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after the exposure.
If your child is symptomatic, stay home and treat as positive. Do not send your child to school if they are sick or if they test positive. Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 should stay home for at least five days and be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before leaving home. After that, your child may resume normal activities but should wear a well-fitting mask around others indoors and outdoors for an additional five days. Please notify your school if your child tests positive.
If your child’s symptoms are not improving, please contact your health provider or the Jewell County Health Department.
Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this challenging time for our schools and communities. We will continue to keep you informed as guidance changes are announced.
Superintendent USD 107