As many of you are aware there has been a lot of news coverage and
discussion regarding the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what
steps should be taken as a nation moving forward. We wanted to let our
parents and community know that our district is continually monitoring
information from federal, state and local agencies. As stated in prior
communication concerning the coronavirus, this information is to remind
everyone of the general guidelines to help prevent illnesses and provide
the latest updates we have as a district.
Below are some general guidelines to help prevent the spread of illnesses.
Guidance from the CDC for those potentially exposed to Coronavirus:
Any travelers (students / staff) who have returned within the last 14 days from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan should
be monitored and should stay home and avoid contact with other people
as much as possible. After 14 days symptom free, these people can
return to work or school. Any suspected case (with symptoms) of
COVID-19 should be reported to ADH immediately at 501-537-8969 (M-F 8:00
AM – 4:30 PM) or 1-800-554-5738 (after hours and weekends).
It is important to remember that handling the spread of a serious
illness like the coronavirus is primarily a task for public health
agencies. As such, the following information was shared with school
districts from the state health department recently. All citizens are
asked to review and rethink travel plans to consider whether plans will
put themselves or others at higher risk of transmission. SNSD will
evaluate school-sponsored travel plans and ask school-district employees
to consider risks associated with their personal travel plans,
including spring break.
We appreciate your efforts to follow the guidelines listed above and
want you to know we will continue to monitor developments and
communicate with the community and school family as needed.
Jason Black, Superintendent of Schools