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Responding to COVID19

I wanted to touch base with everyone about our current situation and response to COVID19.  Today I was able to attend several meetings (virtually) regarding our response as a school to the COVID19.  Updates and new information are coming out rapidly. At this time, decisions to close anything are being made at the local level.  I have included a handout given to us by the Cass County Health Department.  They are in close contact with schools and will guide us in our decision making. 

A few things I want you to know about future decisions we will make regarding our response to COVID19:

1.  Health and safety is our biggest concern and will guide decisions made.

2.  We will share information with you as soon as we can so that you can prepare.

3.  Our policy clearly states that students who have a fever are not to return to school for at least 24 hours.  We will be enforcing this policy.  

4. We understand that a school closure will interrupt instruction.  We will do our best to create a plan to address this concern should a prolonged closure take place.  We want our students to stay engaged and will appreciate your help in accomplishing this.


What can you do?

1. Be calm.  Our students need to see us responding with caution, not hysteria. 

2.  Practice GOOD HYGEINE.  Wash your hands with soap and water (20 seconds is what they are suggesting) 

3.  Reach out if you have questions, concerns or needs. (svaughn@elynne.k12.mo.us)


Thank you for trusting us in whatever decisions are made in the next few weeks.  We hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break!



Sonja Vaughn