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District Response to COVID-19

Masks
On February 5, 2022 the FSD 157-C Board of Education voted to pass a resolution related to their authority of local control related to mitigation measures - specifically mask requirements and school exclusion of close contacts. That resolution is linked here. 
 
All parents and guardians of students and adults entering the District schools, and while at meetings/events in District buildings, before, during or after school, should make their own decision regarding the use of masks. 

Handwashing
All FSD 157-C students will have considerable access to hand soap and hand sanitizer. 

Respiratory Etiquette
Students will be reminded of proper respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes while following hand-hygiene protocols immediately thereafter.
 
Ventilation
The District will optimize the power of the HVAC system through use of air filtration in conjunction with regular maintenance to ensure outside air changes occur as much as possible, dependent on proper weather and air quality conditions. Other activities, including snack breaks, may take place outdoors, when possible.

Cleaning and Disinfection
Frankfort School District 157-C custodial teams will clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains, desks) within our three schools. The District will follow cleaning and disinfection best practices and procedures, to the greatest extent possible.

Screening Testing
Screening testing will not be utilized in Frankfort School District 157-C. However, all FSD 157-C students will have access to COVID-19 antigen test, BinaxNOW. This is a nasal swab test that can be administered in the nurse's office at each school. Parents must sign a consent form for their child to be tested for COVID-19 and be present during the time of the test. This test is offered to families who request it only. 
 
Contact Tracing, School Exclusion
On February 5, 2022 the FSD 157-C Board of Education voted to pass a resolution related to their authority of local control related to mitigation measures - specifically mask requirements and school exclusion of close contacts. Students will not be quarantined from school. That resolution is linked here. 
 
School administrators will continue to track positive cases internally to monitor for trends and potential spread of the virus in the school buildings.

School Notification of a Positive Test
Frankfort School District 157-C encourages students/families to notify each school’s building nurse regarding any positive test result for COVID-19. Students must stay home for at least 5 days from the onset of symptoms or the testing date if symptoms were not present, be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and have an improvement of symptoms. Students will have the opportunity to makeup the missed work during an absence due to COVID as they would any other absence. 

School Transmission Surveillance
Frankfort School District 157-C will monitor positive cases at the three District schools. Building administration will monitor trends and potential spread of the virus in the school buildings. Community trends can be reviewed by visiting the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html