Because our local situation with the COVID-19 health emergency has evolved over the last few months, we are changing our notification protocol to try to share accurate information about the situation in our school district.
Below are the steps that we will follow if we have a positive COVID-19 case in one of our schools:
- District learns of positive COVID test from the staff member, student’s parent, or from county health.
- County health and the state Department of Health can no longer keep up with contact tracing calls and getting out notifications of quarantines. Therefore, the schools will complete the contact tracing and notify staff and parents as soon as possible of close contacts and quarantine dates. Because of social distancing, use of face coverings, and other precautions being taken in the schools, the numbers of quarantines as a result of contacts in school will hopefully remain low.
- The school district will notify all staff by email and the parents/guardians in schools with positive COVID-19 cases using our notification system, School Messenger.
- The school district will post a public announcement on the district website and social media pages. Because the district knows of positive cases before local emergency management can get out notifications, the district will no longer attach those notifications to district messages.
- To protect the privacy of the individual student or staff member, the school district will not provide any additional information other than the school name and whether the positive is a student or staff member.
- The district will share positive COVID case information one time per week. If there is not an official message from the school district, then there has not been a confirmed positive COVID-19 case within any of the schools.
The district will be as transparent as we can while protecting the privacy of our staff and students. Information about students or staff members who are quarantined will not be shared.
Students ordered into isolation or quarantine will be educated via adaptive learning (classroom-based virtual education) to keep up with their school work until they can return.
Thanks so much for your cooperation, for working with us to provide a safe environment so our kids can stay in school in person. It takes all of us working together to make this situation workable. You are appreciated!
Please see attached information provided by the Wyoming Department of Health.