2020.2021 SCHOOL YEAR UPDATE
Covid-19 Update 4/13/2021
As a part of our continued compliance with state directives regarding the coronavirus pandemic, we have developed an End of Year Covid-19 Planning Tool to update our stakeholders on school operations based on previous directives now considered guidance. We also welcome the feedback of our community on our Ready for Learning Public Comment Form. and assist districts in eliciting community feedback via the district website.
UPDATE AS OF 03/30/2021
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health announced today, March 30, 2021, the requirement to wear masks will end. Throughout the pandemic, Cedarville School District has diligently complied with the directives of the Arkansas Department of Health, and we will continue to do so.
Therefore, effective tomorrow, March 31, 2021, masks will no longer be required to be worn by students, staff, or visitors when on Cedarville School District campuses. All other directives of the Arkansas Department of Health continue to be in effect until such time they are lifted by the Department of Health.
Until discontinued by the Department of Health, Cedarville School District will continue to practice all other previous safety and sanitation practices, such as spraying and disinfecting all facilities, providing hand sanitizer throughout the schools, encouraging hand washing, emphasizing social distancing, enhancing the amount of fresh air, and all other Health Department directives.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend that everyone wear a mask whenever social distancing cannot be assured. We support this recommendation. Although masks will no longer be required, we encourage everyone to consider wearing a mask whenever in close contact with other people.
Although no longer required, students, staff, and visitors are welcome to continue to wear masks at school and school events.
As always, if you have questions or concerns please contact Cedarville Public Schools.
Dr. Kerry Schneider
Cedarville Public Schools
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In compliance with guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, and Arkansas Executive Order 20-43, the Cedarville Board of Education approved Emergency Policy 1.23 requiring all K-12 students and staff members to wear face coverings for the 2020.2021 school year. Face coverings will be required when social distancing cannot be achieved as determined by classroom teachers, assigned supervisors, or district administrators. Exceptions to compliance to face covering requirements will be allowed for individuals for whom compliance will adversely affect medical conditions, adversely impact disabilities, or interfere with specific health or safety factors. Exemptions will be approved on an individual basis and will require appropriate medical documentation.
Students will be afforded opportunities throughout the school day to remove face coverings. Face coverings will be allowed to be removed during meals, snacks, and while drinking. In addition, teachers and administrators will schedule times each day for students to visit designated locations which provide appropriate social distancing allowing for face covering breaks.
Cedarville will provide each student with two (2) washable cloth face masks at the beginning of the school year. Parents are encouraged to provide individual students with his/her own face covering. Cedarville will maintain a number of masks to provide to students in case of an emergency.
Visitors to all Cedarville School District facilities will be required to wear a face covering at all times while on campus.
Cedarville’s highest priority is the health and well-being of our students, employees, and visitors. Thank you for your cooperation.
Emergency Policy 1.23 is available on the Cedarville School District website, cedarvilleschools.org.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW CEDARVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID NUMBERS *Scroll down to Educational Institutions to view school data; Report is generated on Mondays & Thursdays
This page will be regularly updated with the most recent information and resources related to COVID-19 and our return to school in August 2020.