NEW BOARD MEMEBERS!
And excited to announce new roles as advisors to help through out the school year! If that sound like some thing you might be interested please reach out to Alicia Babcock at OVS_PTO@outlook.com
Covid Announcement from OPS if anyone needs an update or didn't receive the email
Dear Omaha Public Schools Staff and Families,
We are excited to welcome students back to school in August. We know that young people need to be connected and learning together in class and our district has focused on responsible in-person learning since returning last fall.
Health and safety will continue to be our priority in the 2021-22 school year. We are in regular contact with the Douglas County Health Department, medical partners and the Nebraska Department of Education.
Our layered approach will include:
- Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19. If a student or staff member feels ill, they must stay home for the health of others.
- Continued work to connect eligible individuals with a COVID-19 vaccine through the Douglas County Health Department. Thirty-three clinics are scheduled outside middle and high schools in the coming weeks and we encourage anyone eligible to be vaccinated, in consultation with their doctor.
- Recommending face coverings for anyone who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 while on an Omaha Public Schools campus. Face coverings will be available at all schools and offices.
- Enhanced sanitizing procedures. High-touch surfaces and shared materials will be disinfected at least daily or between uses. Disinfecting procedures throughout the school will be completed daily.
- Frequent handwashing and sanitizing. Staff will work with students to practice proper hygiene habits. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout our schools. Signage will reinforce covering coughs and washing hands immediately after.
- Adjusted routines throughout the school day. Students will wash or sanitize hands before and after mealtimes. Nutrition Services staff will follow public health recommendations and focus on food safety at every level. Based on the needs of each school, transitions may be adjusted to maximize distance and limit crowds.
- Contact tracing and communication. Close contacts of an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive direct communication and guidance, based on recommendations from public health and the specific circumstances of that close contact.
We have updated our health and safety protocols on our website. We expect that conditions will change throughout the year to come and that could require updates to our protocols. We are in regular contact with public health staff and will communicate those updates to you directly, as needed. Our focus is on responsibly maintaining in-person learning and we appreciate your partnership and support. We care deeply about our students, staff and families.
Cheryl Logan, Ed.D.