Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
April 30, 2021:
Updates to COVID-19 Procedures
Throughout the spring, NKC Schools has collaborated with the Clay County Health Department and several other public health agencies to monitor and adjust our practices to prevent COVID-19. Our COVID-19 case rates continue to be at their lowest levels of the school year.
Earlier this week, Clay County shared updated guidance regarding COVID-19 protocols in the community and in schools. As we approach the final few weeks of the school year, we will implement a few changes to our current mitigation practices.
March 12, 2021:
March 22 Updates: Calendars, Meal Distribution & More
We are looking forward to welcoming back all students in grades 6-12 currently learning via a hybrid model to a full five days of in-person attendance beginning March 22! Dr. Clemens shared rationale and thinking in his update last week. As plans, programs and services evolve, we want to keep you informed. Please read more about changes to our school calendar, meal distribution and other important items in today's message here.
March 4, 2021:
Announcement Regarding March 22
On Thursday, March 4, Dr. Clemens shared an update with all NKC Schools families regarding our in-person learners in grades 6-12. Secondary students will begin attending five days per week in person beginning the week of March 22. Read the full message here and see answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Clay County Public Health Community Recovery Plan
Throughout recovery, it is incredibly important that every individual and business remember these four Recovery Essentials that will help prevent the spread of disease and protect our community:
- High-risk persons should continue to stay home except for essential activities. Anyone who is sick should also stay at home.
- Wear a face mask/covering when interacting with others outside your home.
- Always maintain physical distancing (six feet) from anyone you do not live with.
- Maintain the highest levels of cleaning and hygiene.
North Kansas City Schools is closely monitoring information regarding the global spread of the coronavirus and proactively working with our local health agencies on plans of action.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411 and is being operated by medical professionals. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please view this information from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, as well as details on what schools should know about coronavirus. Clay County Public Health also has a webpage dedicated to information on COVID-19. The City of Kansas City, MO has information on its health department webpage as well. The American Public Health Association is also offering helpful information on their website's COVID-19 page.
For tips on how to talk with children about the virus, view the SAMSHA fact sheet, available in English and Spanish. Feel free to contact your student's school counselor with any concerns that you may have.
Department of Labor - Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFCRA)
Coronavirus Resource Center - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)