COVID-19 Mitigation Measures for the 2021-2022 School Year

The Board of Education approved the below mitigation and response measures for the 2021-2022 school year.  This information has been updated to provide additional details based on the presentation to the Board of Education on September 14, 2021. All Board of Education information can be found at www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/about/board-of-education.

Please note, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 in our community. These mitigation measures may change or be updated as new information becomes available.

Vaccinations

  • In alignment with the CDC stance that vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy, the District will continue to promote vaccination opportunities for eligible students and staff.
  • Working with local health care providers, on-site clinics will again be offered when individuals ages 11 and below become eligible for the vaccine.

Facial Coverings/Masks

  • Recommended but optional for all students and staff.
  • Masks will be required for riders on all yellow school buses and Shoreline Metro buses.
  • Masking is highly encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.

Symptomatic Individuals

  • Students and staff should stay home if they are ill. If an individual has a fever in combination with other COVID-19 symptoms they would need to remain at home and be fever free for at least 24 hours and have improved symptom conditions before returning to school/work. COVID-19 testing is recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Healthy siblings can attend school as usual.
  • View or Print a Daily Screening document for use at home

Quarantine of Close Contacts - Household members

  • If vaccinated, quarantine is not necessary.
  • If unvaccinated, household member(s) would need to follow the quarantine parameters established by the Sheboygan County Public Health Department.
    • If unvaccinated, students and staff members should stay home for 14 days after last exposure and monitor for any symptoms.
    • View Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

        Quarantine of Close Contacts - Non-household

          • Parents and staff can check the SASD COVID-19 dashboard and attendance reports daily for updated information pertaining to COVID-19 case numbers at each building.
          • Due to the amount of time spent together in the classroom, letters will be sent to families of elementary students when there are two or more positive COVID-19 cases in a grade level and sent to families of students in self-contained special education classrooms when there is one positive COVID-19 case in a classroom.
          • Schools will also send letters to families when there is an increase in illness impacting over 10% of students.
          • Sheboygan County Public Health Department interviews the positive individual to determine, identify and inform close contacts of their exposure.
          • If unvaccinated, students and staff members should stay home for 14 days after last exposure and monitor for any symptoms.
          • View Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

          COVID-19 Testing

          • The WI Department of Health Services is making both antigen and PCR testing available free to all public school districts.
          • The Sheboygan Area School District will participate in the free testing to address outbreak and special event situations.
          • Parents will sign a consent form to have their child participate in testing at school. More details will be shared with parents when forms are available.

          Ventilation

          • Increased outside air flow and exchange levels remain at the highest possible levels in all classrooms and schools. These setting are at or above recommended ventilation levels.
          • HVAC system upgrades took place at South High this summer. Upgrades at other schools are underway.

          Hygiene

          • Handwashing, hand sanitizer, and respiratory etiquette continues to be taught and reinforced across the district.

          Cleaning

          • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures remain in place, including maintaining the additional cleaning staff hired last year.

          Please note: Sheboygan Leadership Academy, as a non-instrumentality charter school, has individual and separate policies regarding COVID-19 mitigation and masking. Please contact Sheboygan Leadership Academy for more information about mask requirements for their students and staff.

          Last updated: September 22, 2021

          Virtual School Options:

          Virtual school options are available at all grade levels. We are offering a virtual elementary school option and middle and high school students have a virtual option through Warriner Schools. Please contact Jason Duff at (920) 459-6493 or jduff@sasd.net for more information.

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