COVID-19 Information

Return to School Plan for 2021-22



View the plan in PDF format here | Spanish PDF | Hmong PDF | Somali PDF 

COVID-19 Dashboard: Staff & Student Isolation & Quarantine

Dashboard Link


Isolation & Quarantine Protocols for Students

Isolation & Quarantine Protocols for Students in English & Spanish - Effective October 18, 2021

*Vaccinated staff and students do not need to quarantine if they have had a close contact. Vaccinated individuals still need to fill out the daily screener. 

Graphic below effective October 18, 2021
COVID Info Sheet

At-Home COVID Tests

What you need to know about at-home COVID tests and school

Parent/Guardian Consent for At-School Testing

Parent/Guardian Communication Regarding At-School COVID Testing - English | Spanish | Hmong

Electronic Consent Form

Paper Copies of Consent Form to Print and Send Back to School: 
English
Spanish
Hmong
Somali


Guidelines for Temporary Closure of Classrooms/Schools Due to COVID-19 Cases

Closing a classroom:
-Students and staff in an elementary or self-contained classroom who are regularly in the classroom together will be quarantined for 10 calendar days if the classroom has five (5) students and/or staff (or 20% whichever is less) test positive for COVID-19 at the same time. Students and staff in a secondary classroom will be quarantined for up to 10 calendar days in accordance with close contact requirements, since quarantine protocols differ depending on vaccination status.
 
-If District nurses determine that a classroom must be temporarily closed for other health and safety reasons, they will make a recommendation to the Superintendent of Schools and Learning, who will make the final determination on whether or not that classroom will be closed.

-For the health and safety of District staff and students, the District reserves the right to make classroom and student population appropriate determinations relative to quarantines.  

-If a classroom is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the following school day, at minimum, will be used by the teacher to prepare to transition during the closure (includes distribution of materials, such as devices, books, etc.). This will also allow families time to make appropriate arrangements for childcare or other supervision plans for their child(ren), if needed. Students may be provided with materials for asynchronous learning to occur during this transition period. In most cases, as appropriate, the classroom will transition to online learning for the duration of the temporary closure. Specific information will be shared by the building principal and/or classroom teacher during the transition period.

-Classroom closures will be communicated by the school administration.

-If a classroom is temporarily closed due to quarantine, there will not be an opportunity to test out of quarantine. 

Closing a school:
-If a school has an active student/staff case rate* of 10% over three (3) consecutive days, the school will be closed and all enrolled students and assigned staff will be quarantined for 10 calendar days.  

-If District nurses determine that a school must be temporarily closed for other health and safety reasons, they will make such a recommendation to the Superintendent of Schools and Learning, who may determine to close the school in accordance with the recommendation. 
 
-For the health and safety of District staff and students, the District reserves the right to make school and student population appropriate determinations relative to school closures.  

-During a school closure all athletics and activities would be postponed or cancelled (including practices). 

-If a school is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the following school day, at minimum, will be used by teachers to prepare to transition during the closure (includes distribution of materials, such as devices, books, etc.). This will also allow our families time to make appropriate arrangements for childcare or other supervision plans for their child(ren), if needed. Students may be provided with materials for asynchronous learning to occur during this transition period. In most cases, as appropriate, the school will transition to online learning for the temporary closure. Specific information will be shared by the building principal and/or classroom teacher during the transition period.

-School closures will be communicated by District administration.
 

-If a school is temporarily closed for quarantine purposes, there will not be an opportunity to test out of quarantine. 


 

Student Symptom Screener

Link to Student Symptom Screener (Enlace al cuestionario de síntomas para estudiantes)

Instructions for Accessing Student Symptom Screener

Instrucciones para Acceder al Cuestionario de Síntomas para Estudiantes

Instructions for Accessing Student Symptom Screener (Hmong)

Instructions for Accessing Student Symptom Screener (Somali)


Visitor Symptom Screener Form

English  ǀ  Spanish  ǀ  Hmong  ǀ  Somali


Important Information for High School Athletes

All students/parents/guardians are required to report whether their high school student has tested for COVID-19 (pending the results of the test), has tested positive for COVID-19 (regardless of when the student tested positive for COVID-19), has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or has a member of the household that has tested positive or is testing for COVID-19. 

In accordance with WIAA and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, all students with severe COVID-19 or are COVID long-haulers must have medical clearance from a physician to participate in athletics or an activity that requires the student to engage in physical exertion (dance, bowling, cheer, etc.). 

Please have the WIAA Return to Play Form completed by your child's physician. Please return the completed/signed form to District Nurse Kristen Johnson via email (kajohnson4@gbaps.org) or fax (920-272-7662).

If you have questions about the Return to Play process, please contact your Activities Director.
 
Parents: It is important that principals, teachers and other school staff are able to connect with you. Please visit the District’s Parent Portal and make sure your contact information is up-to-date. You can update your email address and phone numbers in Parent Portal. If you are unable to access Parent Portal, please contact the Help Desk at ServiceDesk@gbaps.org or call 920-448-2148.

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