A Letter from Dr. April Grace, Aug. 27, 2021
Dear Shawnee Families,
Again, this week we have continued to work with health officials to stay on top of the trends within our school buildings and the surrounding community.
While positive cases across the state and in the community continue to rise, our building trends continue to remain less than 1% in each building and in some buildings 0% (see below). We do not need to make any changes to our current school schedule and safety protocols. Again, I want to remind you to keep our school community’s number of positive cases low, we ask that you consider the following: make sure you and your student(s) continue to follow CDC guidance by washing your hands frequently, keeping social distance of 3-6 feet when possible, considering vaccination, and wearing face coverings when you cannot social distance, especially indoors, as well as when in public places.
As a reminder, masks/face coverings are welcomed and are strongly encouraged in our buildings where social distancing of at least 3 feet is not feasible. We encourage you to make the best decision for your student and your own family, while monitoring health conditions daily. We encourage you to consider vaccination to help combat the spread within our community. We will host vaccination clinics in the future and will communicate about those as they are scheduled. Our best opportunity to keep school open, as well as extracurricular activities in place, is to follow these guidelines.
As a district, we continue to use diligent cleaning efforts in our buildings to mitigate the spread---including the addition of bi-polar ionization added to our HVAC systems to help eliminate all types of viruses through air recirculation.
As always, we will continue to work closely with our county and local health officials to monitor the situation. We will notify you if any changes to our learning plan become necessary in a particular building or specific classroom in the future. For now, stay safe!
Dr. April Grace Superintendent
**Percentages by Building**
|Horace Mann 0.45%||Will Rogers 0.24%||
|Sequoyah 0.26%||SMS 0.12%||
Total District 0.38%