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School Opening Clarification


August 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

The start of the 2021-2022 school year begins tomorrow. We are excited to welcome all of our students back for another year of learning and growing! We wanted to take a moment to clarify the current status of Covid safety protocols. As announced in early August, all schools are currently open for full time, in person learning. Parents also have the choice of one of the thirteen online options available to them by visiting with the building principal for further information. We will open schools with an enhanced set of cleaning processes, but we are not at a specific Return to Learn Plan level. The following universal protocols will apply to all buildings when students return:

  • Masks are welcomed but not required
  • Hand hygiene is emphasized and will be scheduled where appropriate
  • Classrooms will be fogged daily
  • Contact tracing will take place when we are notified by the Adair County Health Department of a positive case of COVID-19 in school

We also recommend that parents follow the Daily Morning Routine as recommended by the Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services: