USD 446 provides an update for their Safe Return to School Policy. The change is due to what they currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. The plan utilizes recommendations from the county and state health departments, the CDC and the state school board.
Any positive test must complete a five-day isolation period. On the sixth day, they can return to school if symptoms are gone or resolving, fever-free for 24 hours and must wear a mask for five days. Free COVID testing is available at the IHS North Athletic parking lot from 7:30am to 8:15am. KDHE has suspended quarantine and contact tracing requirements within schools for 30 days beginning today. A mask mandate is in place for anyone on campus. Superintendent Rusty Arnold says their goal is to keep students safe and in school, where he knows they learn best.