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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

District Covid Numbers as of January 20. 2022 

Covid Numbers as of 1.20


Updated Covid-19 Guidance as of January 11, 2022:

Dear parents, students and school community,

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the general population, the ability to contact trace is nearly impossible. Based on new guidance from health officials, and to help reduce the strain on our staff, we are shifting our efforts and resources towards identification and isolation of actively infectious students and staff. At this time, we are focusing on symptomatic cases and only quarantining household contacts. We will continue to monitor for any outbreaks in groups/classrooms/teams and address as needed. 


During this time, we encourage you to continue practicing proven safety methods to include:

  • handwashing
  • social distancing when possible
  • masking when necessary
  • most importantly, STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK!


The Shawnee County Health Department has also released new isolation and quarantine guidelines that we will follow within the district. (See chart below for additional details).

Action to Take


How Long

Additional Steps


You test positive for Covid-19

Stay home minimum of 5 days from symptom onset or positive test

Released from isolation after fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication and general improvement of symptoms.


Continue to wear a mask for an additional 5 days


You are exposed to someone with Covid-19 AND have received a booster


completed primary series of Pfizer or Moderna within the last 6 months


completed the primary series of J&J within the last 2 months

Wear a mask around other people for 10 days.


If you are unable to wear a mask, you should isolate/quarantine for 10 days.

Test 5 days post exposure, if possible.


You are exposed to someone with Covid-19 and you have completed primary series of Pfizer or Modena vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted


 completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted


are unvaccinated

Stay home for 5 days

Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.


If you are unable to wear a mask, you should isolate/quarantine for 10 days.

Test 5 days post exposure, if possible.


Individuals should monitor for symptoms for 14 days from last known exposure. If you develop symptoms get a test ­completed immediately and stay home.

Covid Booster Update 1.11




Parents/Guardians: Please review this screening tool before school every morning for each of your school-aged children.

Is your child experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Feeling unwell 

  • Cough (not related to allergies/asthma)

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fever-like symptoms such as body aches, body chills and/or sweating

  • Temperature over 100.0 degrees F or 38.0 degrees C

  • Headache 

  • Runny nose/congestion/sore throat (not related to allergies)

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

* If you are unsure if you should send your child or not, err on the side of caution and please keep them home. If they are better the next day, you can send them back to school (as long as they have no fever).  Also PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not send your child to school with fever reducing medication.


If you have any questions please EMAIL us at:


FINAL FALL 2021 SNCO COVID-19 School Guidance

QUARANTINE Information

District Update January 2022

Test to Learn/Test to Play:

USD 372 will participate in a modified in-school quarantine option available in Shawnee County. It is called Test to Learn/Test to Play because it provides a way for students to safely continue to attend school and participate in activities while in quarantine, thereby supporting academic success and social/emotional health. To participate, the student must meet eligibility criteria, and parents must consent for the student to (for the duration of the quarantine) wear a mask when indoors and be tested daily with an antigen and/or PCR test. The student will not be in close contact with other students or staff at school until a negative test result is known. This includes riding the bus and carpooling. Those who do not consent to participate will complete quarantine at home. 

Eligible students for Test to Learn/Test to Play must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The close contact occurred at school or during a school-related event.

  • At least one of the involved students wore a mask correctly for the entire duration of the event, which mitigated the exposure and risk.

  • The student does not already meet criteria for quarantine exemption.

Student Consent Testing SNCO Schools.docx


Helpful Resources: 

Shawnee County Health Dept:

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment:



Cold vs. Flu vs. Allergies vs. Coronavirus

To view the 2021 In-Person Learning Plan, click here

To view the 2021 SNCO Guidance, click here