Move to Level Green - February 1, 2021

Posted by Larry Roth on 1/27/2021

Cardinal Family,

I am happy to announce the USD 439 Board of Education unanimously voted to move the Junior and Senior High back to Level Green starting February 1.  The numbers in the secondary classrooms have been good for the past week and county numbers have been dropping steadily since winter break.  

However, it is imperative for students, parents, and patrons to understand that unless we continue to follow all safety precautions, the numbers can move the district to a more restrictive level again.  Safety guidelines include:  1) Wearing a face-mask covering the nose and mouth at all times when on campus, 2) socially distancing at least six feet, and 3) frequently washing and sanitizing hands. 

It is imperative that you have a conversation with your student(s) each morning asking if they feel well or have any symptoms that are on the COVID-19 list.  Anyone not feeling well must stay home until contacting your physician or a negative COVID test is provided.  

COVID Symptoms: 

  • Fever or chills.
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Stomachache
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under 1-year-old

Tuesday, January 26, several of our faculty were able to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  More vaccines will be coming to Harvey county.  Additional district staff will have the opportunity to be vaccinated at that time.

IMPORTANT:  Remote learning will continue to be available for students whose families believe maintaining learning off campus is in their student’s best interest.  We ask that you contact the school office by Friday January 29th to let them know your student(s) will continue learning remotely.

Sedgwick Junior and Senior High classes will be fully on campus Monday, February 1 following their regular class schedule.  We are so excited to have the opportunity.  We wish to thank all of our parents and patrons for your past and future patience and understanding during this pandemic.  We would especially like to thank our students for their amazing efforts during this highly unusual school year.  

Stay Safe Cardinals!

Larry Roth

Superintendent of schools

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