As we approach the start of on-site instruction each school will be sending out individual operational notes related to their unique schedule.
Siuslaw Elementary School begins their hybrid instruction on Monday, February 22, 2021. Mr. H’s team has already contacted parents and guardians determine what students will remain in distance learning and what students are coming onto campus in a hybrid rotation. The SES Family Handbook for Hybrid Learning is linked here or found on the front page of the SES website.
Looking at the OHA health metric reports, the middle and high school should begin on-site instruction on March 8, 2021. The health report for the week of March 1st will be the confirmation to begin the hybrid phase-in. If the downward trend is cases continue, on-campus operations can begin. If you have not had a chance to select yet whether or not your middle or high school student needs to stay in distance learning yet, please contact the school office as soon as possible.
COVID-19 safety is a concern for both students and staff. To keep everyone as safe as possible, if people have any of the COVID-19 symptoms they should remain at home and consult their doctor. Before a student is sent off to school, the following health questions should be answered:
- Does the student have a fever (100.4 F or greater) or chills?
- Does the student have a new or worsening cough?
- Is the student experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
- Does anyone in their home have current symptoms of COVID-19?
If the answer is YES to any of these questions, students should stay home from school.
A complete list of all COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the COVID-19 Daily Symptom Screening for Schools from Lane County Public Health ( https://5il.co/ja2j ). Other health conditions that may prevent a child from attending school or childcare can found on the ‘school exclusion health status’ check sheet from LCPH ( https://5il.co/ja2l ).
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, each school will be offering the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen nasal swab test to students if they show symptoms of COVID-19 while on campus. The testing program will begin on March 1, 2021. This test is a self-administered nasal swab test that students can perform themselves, under the supervision of school staff, and get results in 15 minutes. Parent consent is required before testing can be done. The BinaxNOW consent form is available here or at your local school office. More information on the testing program can be found here on the on school re-opening information page of the district website.
If you have individual questions about student schedules during hybrid instruction or other school specific questions, please feel free to reach out the building principal. The Siuslaw School District looks forward to seeing students back on campus!
This message is also being sent via SchoolMessenger mass email, as well as posted here in the NEWS feed of the website and on the local school Facebook pages.