COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler

President Arkansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

Springdale Students, Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Staff,

Join Superintendent Dr. Jared Cleveland and School Board President Michelle Cook as they ask important questions regarding COVID-19 and the 2020-2021 school year, with special guest and President of Arkansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Gary Wheeler.

The Q&A links are located in the gallery below. Please note you can watch the full interview or listen to specific questions.

Dr. Gary Wheeler bio:

Commissioner Wheeler is the Arkansas Department of Health designee and has served on the Commission since 2017.

Commissioner Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina, a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Chicago, an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Masters of Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service.

He is currently the Chief Medical Officer at the Arkansas Department of Health. In that position, Commissioner Wheeler oversees the HIV, STI, tuberculosis, communicable disease and immunization sections of the Arkansas Department of Health, as well as the current Ebola preparedness efforts. He works on multiple levels to prevent and treat tobacco addiction, prevent childhood obesity and improve vaccine coverage for Arkansans. His professional licensures include the Arkansas State Medical Board and the American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He also holds certifications in Allergy and Immunology from the American Board of Allergy & Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the American Board of Pediatrics.

COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler | President of Arkansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Is it safe for students to return to school? | Q&A with Gary Wheeler
What tips do you have to help our school with social and emotional needs? | Q&A with Gary Wheeler
Is it safe to have athletics and extracurricular events? | Q&A with Gary Wheeler
Do masks need to stay on all the time? Can we take breaks from the mask? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
How can large families at home reduce the spread within their home? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
Is Rearranging a class effective? Should teachers change clothes often? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
Can teachers wear a clear face shield? Should a mask be worn with it? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
What should our school district do to prevent the spread of COVID-19? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
Do face coverings work? How do children keep their families safe? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
Is there anything teachers and staff can do to build their immune system | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
What is COVID-19? How does it impact us? What is next? | Q&A with Dr. Gary Wheeler
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We are installing hot water heaters in 7 of our schools:

Walker, Westwood, Parson Hills, Elmdale, Jones, Lee, Smith, Southwest, Central, and Springdale High School.

Every building in the Springdale School System will have hot water!

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Disinfecting Surfaces

Sanitation and cleanliness is a high priority in the Springdale School District. Classrooms, buses, restrooms, and frequently touched surfaces (door knobs...) will be cleaned continuously throughout the school day. We have continued to purchase disinfectant sprays to quickly sanitize rooms between usage.
We have a new registration system. All students (including students who were enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year) must have their information updated using this system. Click here to begin.

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