COVID-19 Protocols

  • 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR 

     

    Blue Valley remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of its students and staff. The protocols defined below are commensurate with the current state of the district and the larger surrounding community as related to the reality of COVID-19. Because there is the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak within our school community, we must all be prepared to adapt to any number of actions to increase preventive measures in response to changing circumstances throughout the school year. Guidance from local, state, or national agencies influences these measures and could result in revisions to these practices.

Optional masking FAQs

  • Two driving forces have influenced decisions this year—the safety of our staff and students and keeping our students in school full time. This commitment has, in part, helped Blue Valley take an important next step in this pandemic. Due to the declining community spread of COVID-19, low level of spread among students and the increasing rate of vaccinations among high school-aged students and adults, the Blue Valley Board of Education passed a motion to make masks optional for grades 9 and above, including staff and visitors beginning Nov. 29, 2021. If the total percentage of positive cases and exclusions at a building rises above 3 percent, masking requirements will return for a minimum of 2 weeks. 

     

    • Will high school and 18-21 program students and staff continue to mask on school buses and district vehicles?

      • Due to federal regulations, masks are still required for students and staff on school buses and district vehicles.

    • Will indoor activity and athletic participants and visitors be required to mask?

    • Are masks optional in district administrative and support buildings? 

      • Masks are optional effective Nov. 29 at all schools and district buildings with students grade 9 and above. Per the public health order, masking is required inside early childhood and K-8 school buildings.

    • Will my grade 9 or above student’s mask exemption be honored if the school has to return to required masking?

      • Mask exemptions will be honored at all times during the 2021-22 school year.

    • How will I know if my child’s (grade 9 or above) school’s positive cases and exclusions rise higher than 3 percent?

      • If building-level positive cases and exclusions rise higher than 3 percent, building administrators will share information about returning to required masking with families.

    • If the Johnson County Board of Health Order No. 001-21 requiring masks inside school buildings for all early childhood and K-8 students, staff and visitors is rescinded would masking continue to be required?

      • Should the Johnson County Board of Health Order No. 001-21 be rescinded, the same protocols would be used for all students.

    • Where can I watch the COVID Update given at the November Board of Education meeting?
       
Blue Valley COVID Infographic
  • Arrival / Dismissal

  • Assemblies

  • Back to School Events

  • Clubs and Activities

  • Cohorts

  • Conferences

  • COVID-19 Testing

  • Dropping off Items to Schools

  • Enhanced Cleaning

  • Field Trips

  • Food

  • Hand Hygiene

  • IEP Meetings

  • KSHSAA Athletics and Activities

  • Libraries

  • Lockers

  • Lunch

  • Mask Exemptions

  • Masks

  • Music

  • Outdoors

  • Personal Health Assessments

  • Plexiglass

  • PTA / PTO After School Socials & Events

  • Recess

  • Remote Learning

  • School Closures

  • School Exclusion Exemption

  • School Exclusion Protocols

  • Snacks

  • Snow Days

  • Social Distancing

  • Special Education

  • Student In-Building Traffic Flow

  • Temperature Checks

  • Test to Stay and Learn

  • Transitioning to a New School Year

  • Transportation

  • Travel (Student)

  • Vaccinations

  • Ventilation

  • Virtual Education

  • Visitors

  • Water Bottles