• Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

  • March 30

  • In an effort to be transparent and also avoid the many rumors that can spread around, the district will be publishing the previous week's COVID-19 cases each Monday. These will be a combined total of students and staff. The total will reflect those that have been confirmed positive through lab results. This number does not mean that each of these cases were in a school building at the time they were positive or contagious, just that they are our student or staff member. Any person who would be considered a direct contact to someone who was positive and would need to quarantine will be notified directly.


  • Nixa Public Schools

    Safety Plan

    2020-2021 School Year



    Nixa has taken steps to prepare for the health, wellness, and safety for students and staff in the 2020-21 school year.  Our plans will be a living document and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.  The most up-to-date guidelines and protocols will always be at www.nixapublicschools.net/covid19. Decisions will be made in coordination with local, state, and federal guidelines.

     

    Our goal is to start school with a full week schedule.  However, as we move through the various Levels in the plan (Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3), our daily and weekly schedules may have to be altered as more information becomes available to the district.  We are aware that many districts across the state have chosen not to start with a full five-day seated schedule and will continue to monitor the reasoning behind those decisions as we make adjustments to our plan. 

     

    We will work to continue our consistent communication so we are partners together in this situation, and so you and your families can prepare for what to expect, which will include our Board of Education meeting in the new few weeks to review needed changes before the start of the school year.

     

    We are in the process of developing a Frequently Asked Questions page.  In an effort to make sure your questions are answered in a timely manner and so that we have a clear idea of what questions need to be added to the FAQ page, please reply to this email or send your questions to healthservices@nixaschools.net




    Overview

    Nixa Public Schools has taken steps to prepare for the health, wellness, and safety for students and staff in the 2020-21 school year.  This guide is a living document and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.  Please see the information below for a set of general guidelines and expectations.  Decisions will be made in coordination with local, state, and federal guidelines.

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    Situational Levels

     

    In order to better inform parents, students, and staff of the current situation of the district and how best to prepare for situations, the district will use three levels so that everyone can plan and prepare for what to expect.  Please note that the district could move quickly to Level 3 with little to no notice depending on the situation.

     

    Current Situational Level:  Level 2 (Yellow Level)

    Situational Level 2

    Updated Oct. 5:  While the district has been operating at Level 2 in our COVID plan since the start of school, we were waiting for the first full month to formally announce the level we were at to make sure we didn’t need to adjust our plan or how we were operating.

     

    Level 1:  (Green Level)

     

    • School activities will be as normal as possible
    • Social distancing will be used when possible
    • Masks required based on district procedures developed from CDC and health department
    • Visitors to buildings will be restricted
    • Hand washing/hand sanitizer will be available and frequently encouraged

      

    Level 2:  (Yellow Level)

     

    • Classes may take place online for one or more days due to rapid increase in number of local cases of COVID
    • Restrictions on school activities may be in place
    • Capacity and attendance limits may be established for events or school activities
    • Masks required  (district procedures developed from CDC and health department)
    • No visitors in buildings (includes parents)
    • Hand washing/hand sanitizer will be available and frequently encouraged

     

     

    Level 3:  (Red Level)

     

    • All classes are online and will follow the district’s Emergency Alternative Methods of Instruction plan
    • Classwork done independently
    • School buildings will be closed to students.  Staff will still work from school to administer online classes.  If any situation changes in the “Red Level” where it is not safe for staff to work from school, this will be adjusted to allow staff to work remotely.
    • Health screenings will occur prior to entering buildings.  Social distancing will be mandatory.
    • All activities will be canceled or rescheduled
    • Re-entry plan will be determined for safe return to school

     

     

     

  • Daily/Regular Procedures In School Buildings

  • Visitors/Volunteers

  • What will classes look like for 2020-2021?

COVID-19 Updates + FAQs

  • Should I register my student if I am not sure about the upcoming school year?

  • When will teacher/school student schedules be available? 

  • Are there any changes to the school calendar or school day?  

  • Does a student who is quarantined automatically go into the virtual learning program?

  • Can parents form groups for those students who are doing virtual and organize activities for them?

  • Will JTSD students currently in the school lose their spot if they choose to go virtual for 2020-21?

  • Will JTSD students currently on the waiting list lose their spot if they choose to go virtual for 2020-21?

  • Do you plan to hold sporting events at Eagle Stadium this fall?

  • What will the supply lists be for virtual students?

  • Will virtual students at all grades receive Chromebooks?

  • For alert kids, will there be ALERT/gifted available virtually?

  • For students with special education services, will there be support available for virtual students?

  • How much access will virtual students have to teachers?

  • What about new students signing up for virtual classes?

  • What will lunch look like at the schools? 

  • Mask Accommodation Forms for Students

  • Nixa Masking Guidelines

Virtual Learning Parent Updates

Resources and Helpful Links

  • COVID-19 Testing

  • Internet Access and or Paper - List of Providers

  • Nixa Schools' Mobile App

  • Family Assistance

  • Care To Learn

  • Additional Resources