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2021-2022 School Year – COVID-19 Updates Posted Below

2022-2023 School Year – COVID-19 Updates will be posted in August

Updates Below are Current as of 5/23/2022

Dear Families

The district has updated several documents related to COVID-19 including:

  1. Washakie #1 ARP ESSER Implementation Plan with Budget Narrative
  2. Washakie 1 Safe Return to In Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan – Updated May 23, 2022
  3. ARP ESSER Funding Request (also available under Quick Links)
  4. Public Comment Survey on the Above Plans

The District is also in the process of updating procedures in the event your student has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Please see below:   

POSITIVE TEST:

STUDENTS AND STAFF THAT TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

Should stay home from school until all of the following are true:

  • Have not had a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours
  • Have all symptoms that are improving
  • It has been at least 5 days since symptoms first started

If there have been no symptoms, stay home from school until 5 days have passed since the positive test was collected.

 

EXPOSURE TO COVID-19:

IF YOU (For Staff) or YOUR STUDENT ARE EXPOSED TO COVID 19 at School:

  1. If You Are Symptom Free, No Quarantine is Necessary IF: 
  • You and the person who tested positive were both wearing masks.
  • You are fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 and it has been at least two weeks from your final dose, and have received a booster (for those 18 and over).
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 on a molecular or antigen test within the last 90 days.
  1. If You Are Symptom Free, and Are Willing to Wear a Mask:
  • Wear a mask at school for 10 days (if you don’t want to get tested or can’t quarantine), or
  • Wear a mask at school for 5 days and get tested on Day 5.  If you test negative, you no longer have to wear a mask after the 5th day.
  1. If You Prefer to Quarantine:
  • Quarantine at home for 5 days and after returning to school wearing a mask for 5 days, or
  • Quarantine at home for 5 days and get tested on Day 5.  If you test negative and do not have symptoms on Day 5, you may return to school after the 5th day and no longer have to wear a mask.
  • Students in quarantine who are not feeling ill are expected to connect to classes via Canvas.  Students who connect to classes daily will not be counted as absent.

If at any time during this period you develop symptoms you should get a test and stay home until the criteria that have been listed above have been met.

 

STAFF OR STUDENTS WHO ARE EXPOSED AT HOME AND/OR OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL: 

  1. Please follow the directions of your medical provider. 

  2. Updated CDC Recommendations from December 27, 2021 can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html 

  3. Updated Wyoming Department of Health Recommendation can be found here: 

 

ATTENDANCE WHILE IN QUARANTINE

  • Students in quarantine who are not feeling ill are expected to connect to classes via Canvas.  Students who connect to classes daily will not be counted as absent.

 

Thank you,

David Nicholas, Superintendent

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Every employee at Washakie #1 is fully committed to providing a safe environment for our students.  We are confident that all students will experience high levels of learning.  And we are so excited to have had our students in school all year – thanks for sharing your children with us!

Please click to review the following links.  Updates will be posted as new information comes to the district.

Technology

 

In the event we receive a school closure due to Governor’s order we will return to our approved Adapted Learning Plan:

 

Contact Information

Washakie County School District #1
1900 Howell Avenue
Worland, Wyoming 82401
Phone: 307-347-9286

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