Coronavirus Awareness & Planning

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As the situation with the coronavirus or COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to add communications and resources to this site to help families and the community.

For distance learning materials, click here.

This is the most recent communication sent to families on March 29. Read about Meal Services and Additional Updates.

March 23 Message: Read about Meal Services and Additional Updates.

March 21 Message: Read about the Extended School Closure & Additional Updates

March 19 Message. Read About Instruction and Support Services

March 16 Message: Read About The School Closure Here

March 12 Message: Read the Update Here

March 5 Message: Read the Update Here

Resources and Additional Communications are Below:

NOTE: KSDEF’s Rise and Shine for Kids event scheduled for April 17 has been canceled.

Coronavirus Resources:

Coronavirus: Helping Kids Understand

March 5.

We want to provide you an update regarding our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors. The Clay County Public Health Department recently reported cases of influenza and other winter illnesses that continue to rise. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control has issued recent advisories related to the new COVID-19 virus also known as coronavirus.

Please know that the health department and school officials are following this very closely. We work directly with the Clay County Public Health Center and receive regular updates from the CDC and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

How you can reduce the risk of flu or coronavirus:

While KSD is taking these steps to reduce the risks of spreading illness, we need families to help! All families are urged to continue the practice of healthy behaviors, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  •  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and objects
  • Get a flu vaccine 
  • Stay home from school and work when you are sick. Children should be kept home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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