Dear Parents/Guardians, The Johnson County school board voted Thursday night to approve and implement the revised Smart Start Plan for the school. The major change is the wording of masks are recommended and not required. All other aspects of the plan are the same. For instance, if your child is sick or showing any signs of being sick, keep them home. The district will still be requiring extra sanitation by students and staff when entering and leaving a classrooms. We are hopeful that the county will not see an increase in COVID cases.. If we do, the district may be forced or mandated to go back to requiring masks. Please do your part in staying clean and safe as we finish up the school year. It is expected by everyone to respect those who choose to continue wearing masks and those who choose not to wear masks.
Students and staff are still expected to wear masks tomorrow. Administration will be reviewing the smart start plan for changes and notifying parents over the spring break of the changes. School board approved administration to make changes tonight at the special board meeting.
Dear parents, Due to the extreme forecasted weather, Johnson County School District will not be running route buses on Thursday and Friday. School will be in session for all students who can attend and for parents who can bring their children to school. For parents who are unable to bring their children in to school, the schools will be sending devices home with your children to do school virtually, if you have internet access. If your child needs lunches provided from school during the next two days, please contact Ricci Sanders at 620-9206 by noon today, to let her know so she can send home the lunches. We are doing this to ensure the safety of our students.
Recently, Johnson County has experienced an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, this increase directly impacts the functioning of our school system. The main goal for Johnson County School District is to provide for the health and safety of our students and staff. We believe that schools are the safest place for our students to be and we want to keep our schools open. The safety protocols that are in place in our schools are working to reduce the transmission of this virus. In order for us to continue our mission of guaranteeing a learning environment where every student grows every day in his or her overall well being and academic achievement, we need help from our community. Please remember to wear a face covering, maintain at least 6 feet distance from people in social settings, and frequently wash your hands. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our students and staff safe and participating in face-to-face learning. JCSD#1 is committed to keeping our school buildings open and educating our students.
Parents and Guardians, please know that buses will be running on schedule this afternoon. Feel free to call the District office with any questions.
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Please see the following update from our Public Health Officer: Because of some confusion about the use of face masks and face shields at JCSD1, Dr. Schueler has now clarified by stating that masks only are allowed per Public Health Order #10. Face Shields will not be a substitute unless in the exempted cases outlined in the order. Dr. Schueler states that there is growing evidence that face shields do protect against COVID-19, but until the state and local public health offices approve of face shield use in the schools, Johnson County Schools should use face coverings or facemasks, and not face shields.
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New West High School, JCSD1's brand new alternative school is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. New West provides Johnson County students with an alternative opportunity for high school success through high-quality, personalized, integrated and community-focused learning. For more information call or text 307-278-9626. To apply go to https://www.jcsd1.us/o/nwhs. Applications are due August 14.