COVID-19

  • 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.

     

    Board approves motion to rescind all COVID-19 policies

    At a special Board of Education meeting on Friday, April 8, the Board approved a motion to rescind all COVID-19 policies. This means that effective immediately the district will no longer track illness absenteeism rates to determine masking status. The district’s COVID dashboard will continue to be updated for informational purposes only for the remainder of the school year. All schools will remain mask optional and best practices will continue to be utilized with air filtration and cleaning.

     

    February Board of Education Masking Update

    At the February Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education rescinded its current Board policy regarding face masks, thereby allowing face masks to be optional in all Blue Valley facilities, effective immediately, unless any single building exceeds 10% illness absenteeism rate at which time students, staff and visitors in that building would be required to wear a face mask for two full weeks. At the end of those two weeks, illness absenteeism data will be reassessed.

JCDHE guidance

  • On Jan. 4, 2022, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) provided school districts updated guidance following new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    • Positive Cases: Individuals with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days from the date of the positive test result or beginning of symptoms. Students/staff who are symptom-free may return to school wearing a mask for days 6-10. The first day following the positive test or start of symptoms is day 1.
    • JCDHE Contact Tracing: Recognizing that intensive contact tracing within schools is no longer feasible given high levels of community spread, JCDHE is focusing efforts on infected individuals. This means Blue Valley will no longer be providing JCDHE close contact information and JCDHE will no longer notify staff/students if they are a close contact from a school exposure.

Test to stay

  • As the JCDHE is no longer issuing quarantine recommendations based on close contacts, ”test to stay” is no longer necessary to return to school.
     
    Parents still have the option to test daily if they believe it is in the best interest of their child's health and safety. For more information on testing options, please visit the COVID-19 testing page on the district website.
  • 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 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