COVID-19 Updates

Ozark School District

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COVID Closure 1 18 Families

Ozark families,


We have hoped for the best, but we have prepared for the worst. Our staff absences have reached the point that we cannot effectively maintain operations and we must temporarily close our doors districtwide. Our staff have worked tirelessly to keep this from happening, but we believe this is in our best interest. Our goal now is for our community to focus on getting healthy.


We will close Wednesday, Jan. 19 - Friday, Jan. 21 and there will be NO virtual learning. Friday will actually be our fifth weather/COVID closure, however, with our current illness rate, we will not implement virtual learning on Friday. At this point, students would not have to make up that day. However, that could change if we have too many more weather/COVID closure days.


We are hoping this break will help give people time to get healthy and drastically decrease our students and staff absence numbers. We believe in-person learning is what's best for our students, and at this point, we plan to be back in person on Monday, Jan. 24. We will notify families on Sunday, Jan. 23 on our status.


Many types of illness, including COVID-19, are running through our buildings. If you are not feeling well, please stay home, rest and get better.

Activities

Activities will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Coaches and sponsors will let you know if an event is canceled or rescheduled.

OTC, GOCAPS & MOCAP

  • OTC classes currently remain in session. OHS students enrolled in OTC courses will need to attend as scheduled.
  • Students enrolled in GOCAPS will continue their normal GOCAPS schedule.
  • Students enrolled in online MOCAP classes should continue their online courses unless their online instructor tells them otherwise.

Alternative Methods of Instruction

If we are not able to have in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 24, it will be an AMI virtual learning day. Here is information on virtual instruction, AMI

Elementary Chromebooks

We will send elementary Chromebooks home this afternoon (Tuesday) just in case we must proceed to virtual learning on Monday, Jan. 24. Please make sure to send your student's Chromebook to school the first day we return, as they are used throughout the day during instruction.

Wifi

Currently, Wifi is available in the South Elementary and West Elementary parking lots outside the cafeterias.


At this time, Wifi hotspots are extremely limited. Please reach out to your building office for availability.

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Testing

Due to supply shortages, we are currently out of COVID-19 tests and will not be able to provide testing to students and staff for the near future.

Notification Process

In the event of a positive case, we are notifying the entire class rather than individual students.

Masks are strongly encouraged.

If you are not feeling well, stay home.