Ozark Tiger E-News
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Updated Quarantine Guidelines Regarding Face Shields
Last week the Governor’s office along with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Health and Senior Services released new quarantine guidelines for schools: If both individuals at school – the person diagnosed with COVID-19 and the person exposed to the positive case – have masks on and are wearing them correctly, the individual exposed does not need to quarantine from school.
Ozark School District has adopted these new guidelines set forth by the Governor’s office, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Health and Senior Services.
We received additional guidance stating face shields will not exempt individuals from being quarantined.
We believe there are situations where face shields can help in the educational process and will continue to allow face shields to be worn by students and staff. If a student or staff member is only wearing a face shield and considered a close contact to an individual testing positive, the student or staff member will still be quarantined.
Close contact is defined by CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
We continue to use a layering approach to ensure the greatest amount of protection for students and staff:
1) Monitor your health & protect yourself outside of school by minimizing your risk of exposure
2) Social distancing - Staying 6 feet apart is the best way to eliminate the risk of exposure
3) Face coverings - When social distancing is not an option, this is our best line of defense
4) Exposure time (15 minutes or longer) - The level of risk increases the longer groups are in close proximity
5) Disinfecting & hand washing
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OHS students in Child Development read “The Pilgrim Children” by Leland B. Jacobs to Miss Dollar's 4- and 5-year-old class at Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center this week. The preschool students also learned a Thanksgiving colors poem before making a pilgrim hat and turkey craft. Happy Thanksgiving!
Note: Tiger Paw students are not required to wear masks.
Fall Theater Showcase
The Advanced Acting class began working on a new project this year of writing, casting and directing their own original 10-minute plays. On Nov. 13-14, 15 of those original plays were performed in front of a live audience and lived streamed. Between the directors, actors and technicians working on this project there were 45 students involved.
- I want to deliver a microscopic message with a big impact.
- Little things really do matter.
- We underestimate things we can't see.
- Creativity is something we all have within us.
Learn more about Wigan and see his art at www.willardwiganmbe.com. (Photo of his artwork is courtesy of his website.)
The OHS 2020 volleyball team is proud to have one player named All-State, as well as multiple players named to the All-District and All-COC teams. Congratulations to the following OHS 2020 volleyball players for receiving post-season awards:
- All-State: Hannah Tadlock
- 1st Team All-District: Hannah Tadlock and Hanna Vorhies
- 2nd Team All-District: Ella Scott and Kinsey McAllister
- Honorable Mention All-District: Madison Satterly and McKenna Rhodes
- 1st Team All-COC: Hannah Tadlock and Kinsey McAllister
- 2nd Team All-COC: McKenna Rhodes and Hanna Vorhies
The OHS 2020 varsity softball team finished with a 15-15 record and a conference record of 5-4. Congratulations to the following players for receiving post-season awards:
1st Team COC: Kenna Mayfield
2nd Team COC: Emily Schmucker
Honorable Mention COC: Maddy Spies
1st Team All-District: Kenna Mayfield and Emily Schmucker
2nd Team All-District: Maddy Spies and Raegen Dickinson
2nd Team All-Region: Kenna Mayfield
Junior Varsity finished the season with a 14-2 record and an 8-0 conference record (the team did not get to play Willard). JV also took second place at the Carthage Tournament.
The OHS Cross Country teams had successful seasons this fall. Varsity girls placed fourth at the COC meet Oct. 20 while the varsity boys placed sixth. At Districts Oct. 31, the girls and boys teams both placed fourth, and four runners qualified for State: Kopelyn Delong, Elizabeth Kitchin, Gabe Bauer; and Dylan Fritz. Congratulations to the following runners for receiving the following awards:
1st team All-Conference - Gabriel Bauer, Elizabeth Kitchin and Kopelyn Delong
1st Team All-District - Gabriel Bauer, Elizabeth Kitchin and Kopelyn Delong
2nd Team All-District - Dylan Fritz
1st Team All-Region - Gabriel Bauer, Elizabeth Kitchin and Kopelyn Delong
Honorable Mention All-Region - Dylan Fritz