Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
The Board of Education met last night to discuss the first day of school and the Return to Learn plan. The BOE has set August 20th as the first day of school. Many factors were taken into account with the decision. The health of our students and staff are our top priority.
The Return to Learn committee is composed of teachers, administrators, a board member, parents, and a healthcare representative who are in the process of finalizing the plans for daily activities. It will include but not limited to daily temperature checks, social distancing, and masks at all times. It will be released soon.
The BOE also discussed remote learning options for students and parents and an activities policy in regards to remote learning. They approved to allow parents to choose remote learning as an option. Those students will also be allowed to participate in school activities. Additional information will be provided in regards to remote learning next week. Enrollment will take place Thursday, August 6th from 7:30-7:30.
If you have any questions contact the school.
Minneola Usd 219
July 24th, 2020
To All Clark County Residents,
Throughout our country, we have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic at varying levels. Our county, like many other small and rural communities, has seen this pandemic change many of our daily routines. Social distancing guidelines, frequent and regular hand sanitizing and washing, implementation of plexiglass barriers, and wearing masks have become part of our new normal.
The following public entities have been working together to maintain open lines of communication, share information, develop plans, and support one another during this challenging time. Most importantly, each entity has been involved with regular ongoing countywide meetings to stay up to date on the county's most recent infection rate, discuss and plan for upcoming activities, and review policy and procedures.
This letter is to inform our patrons that each entity faces different challenges, which will require flexibility in how we handle operations and procedures, including making decisions on opening and closing businesses, restricting or reducing services, temperature checks, and wearing masks. Ultimately, each organization will make decisions to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees and patrons.
We ask that our citizens within our county provide grace and patience as we move forward. Together, as a collective group of entities, we support one another, and together we are Clark County Strong.
City of Ashland, City of Minneola, City of Englewood, USD 220 Ashland-Englewood Public Schools, USD 219 Minneola Public Schools, Ashland Health Center, Minneola Health Center, Clark County Emergency Management, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Minneola Police Department, D&B Pharmacy, Dr. Anthony Luna, Clark County EMS
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Mary Ann Cunningham RN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Health Officer
Clark County Health Department Reminds Residents to be Safe
The Clark County Health Department reminds residents that although restrictions related to COVID-19, such as business openings and mass gatherings, have been lifted in Clark County, residents should continue to abide by good judgement, good hygiene and social distancing practices.
This is pursuant to Governor Kelly’s declaration on May 26 which allows each county to take the lead in how their communities are reopened.
Quarantines, however, which are issued by public health, are still in effect in our community. This includes travel quarantines outlined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, available at www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus.
The Clark County Health Department reminds residents to take the following pro-active measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
Staying home as much as possible.
Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Distancing yourself from others when in public, especially if you are a senior or have a medical condition that puts you in a high-risk category.
Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth mask when in public.
Covering coughs and sneezes with an elbow or tissue. Throw the used tissue away and immediately wash your hands.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.
“Taking care of your health and your family’s health is important all the time, especially now,’” said Mary Ann Cunningham, director of the Clark County Health Department. “We ask that all our county’s residents and visitors continue to practice good hygiene to help all of us be safe and healthy.”
Coronavirous Symptoms Chart
Click on the link below.
The Kansas School Safety Hotline
The Kansas School Safety hotline (1-877-626-8203) is available for use by students, parents, and community members in anonymously reporting any impending school violence. Let’s keep Kansas kids safe!
USD 219 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, military status, primary language, and/or disability.