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Superintendent's Update 10/8/20

We are finishing our 5th week of the school year and the Winnebago School District is not immune to COVID-19.  We have had cases impacting our school settings.   I am encouraged to say that all are doing well and we appreciate the flexibility that everyone has shown as we work with in-person and remote learning, quarantine, and isolation.  We have several mitigation protocols in place, which we continue to rely on for everyone’s safety.  We ask that you continue to keep an open dialogue with the nurses and teachers if your child or family is impacted.

A few reminders for in-person learners:

  • Gaiters and masks with vents or exhaust valves are not allowed.
  • Please make a habit of washing your masks throughout the week.
  • Parents should not send students or siblings to school if any of these apply:
  • Fever (100 F or higher); Muscle or body aches; Fatigue of unknown cause; New onset of moderate to severe headache; Shortness of breath; New cough; Sore throat; Nausea; Vomiting; Diarrhea; Abdominal pain from unknown cause; New congestion/runny nose (not attributed to allergies or a pre-existing condition); New loss of taste or smell.
  • Someone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Known close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

As we approach our first four-day weekend, please also keep in mind that when we return to school all students, employees, and visitors are required to continue to complete the District #323 COVID-19 digital Symptom and Temperature Screening certification each day for our in-person learners. This means that, by 7:30 A.M. before sending them to school, parents will need to continue to self-certify that their student(s) are symptom-free. 

Thanks so much for your attention and care. 

Have a great weekend,

John Schwuchow

Winnebago Superintendent