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North Park School District Health Plan

2021-2022 School Year

Dear North Park Community,

Welcome to the new school year.  It is always an exciting time to get reacquainted with friends and the anticipation of what a new year will bring is refreshing.  This year is especially positive as it is time to move forward with renewed hope as we continue to emerge from the pandemic. I know that many are wondering what this year will be like due to the resurgence of Covid in areas of the state and country. Right now, the state has passed the decision-making to local public health based on local conditions, which means we will be working with our Jackson County team to assess conditions regularly and make decisions based on what we are seeing in our community. As a school community, we will follow best practices to prevent the spread of all contagious illnesses and will follow state mandates, as necessary, to ensure that our students, staff, and community are safe and stay healthy.

The following outline details proposed Health and Safety Protocols for the 2021-2022 school year. (These are subject to change based on COVID numbers in the future.)

Let’s have a fantastic year!

Amy Ward

Superintendent

North Park School District

NPSD Health and Safety Protocols

The following outline details proposed Health and Safety Protocols for the 2021-2022 school year. These are subject to change based on COVID numbers in the future and based on state and federal guidelines.

Programming

North Park Students will have full access to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.  Blended learning as well as remote learning options are available to students as needed.  Blended learning is a combination of in-person and online learning for students who need an alternative to full in-person instruction for a semester or longer.  Remote learning is available for students who need a short term solution due to illness or quaruntine. For more information, please reach out to Principal Chrissy Carlstrom. 970-723-3300.

Masking

Update

Update February 2, 2022

Thank you for being vigilant over the last two weeks and following the temporary mask mandate due to a sharp increase in Covid cases throughout our community. Our school absences over the last two weeks have dropped significantly, although there is still evidence of community transmission.  We are not out of the woods, yet. Jackson County Public Health and North Park School District have weighed multiple factors and will be moving from Masks Required to Masks Recommended based on the following factors:

Update January 24, 2022

Due to a sharp increase in confirmed positive Covid cases, it is time to kick in another layer of mitigation to try and slow the spread of Covid in our school community.  North Park School District will return to masking for two weeks, beginning Tuesday, January 25 through Saturday, February 5th, in hopes to prevent a return to remote instruction.  We will re-evaluate at the end of the two-week period to decide on the next steps if needed. This is not a decision that we entered into lightly.  This is a decision made in partnership with the Jackson County Public Health as our school district is currently experiencing a surge in illness.

Fall 2021

COVID Vaccination

COVID Testing

Quarantines

Update: March 2022

Fall 2021

Physical Distancing 

Visitors in NPSD Facilities Permitted

Field Trips

Athletics and Activities Resume as Normal 

Facilities Use

Hand Hygiene 

Disinfection 

For the safety of all students, staff, and families, NPSD will comply with current Public Health rules or mandates.

In addition to the protocols listed above, NPSD will continue to encourage families to keep students at home when showing symptoms of illness. We encourage families to use the screening questions at home, prior to sending their student(s)to school. We will no longer be taking daily temperature checks unless conditions warrant such screening tools.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and partnership as we continue to navigate through the COVID pandemic. We look forward to an outstanding 2021-2022 school year and are excited for activities to resume to “normal”.