North Polk's COVID-19 Tracker:
Throughout this process, we will work to balance the privacy of students and employees in our district with the public health needs of our community. For this reason, we will not be able to provide additional information beyond what is necessary. We appreciate your understanding and the respect we know you will show for the other children and adults in our school community.
If the positive case was not in your child’s elementary classroom and/or your child was not a close contact, you will not receive an email.
Great day North Polk Students & Families,
With the COVID-19 virus and variants in the news, I wanted to send out the planned protocols the district will follow for the present time. As we have learned over the past 18 months, things can and have changed quickly with little notification. We are committed as a school district to staying informed of county, state, and federal guidance and collaborating with community members to make the best decisions possible with the information that we have. We are also committed to providing our students with a high quality education and setting high expectations for demonstrating respect towards others.
I know no matter what decisions we make, there will be questions and concerns people may want to discuss. I encourage you to please reach out to me and let me know your thoughts. Attached is the Return to Learn plan with our protocols.
Highlights from the plan include:
-Face coverings will be optional in schools (House File 847 prohibits school districts from requiring face coverings)
-Face coverings will be recommended on school buses
-Notifications of classroom positive tests will be sent to elementary classes (the difference from the secondary level is the amount of time with specific peer group and the age of students makes them ineligible for vaccination at this time)
-Like last year, a dashboard with information is available on the website
-Remote Learning Option was made available to students
Please know how deeply as a staff we care about students in this district. Please reach out with anything else that may arise over the coming days and weeks.
Thank you and GO COMETS!
Michael Kline, Superintendent
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