Protocols for Controlling COVID 19 in School Settings


Emergency Rule 64DER21-15
  • Schools will encourage routine cleaning of classrooms and high-traffic areas
  • Students will be encouraged to practice routine handwashing throughout the day
  • Students will stay home if they are sick
Direct contact to a positive person means a cumulative exposure for at least 15 minutes, within six feet.

Protocols for Symptomatic (having symptoms) or COVID19 Positive Individuals
Students experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID19 or who have received a positive diagnostic test for COVID19 should not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property until:
(a) The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID19 test and is asymptomatic (no symptoms); or
(b) Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the student has had no fever for 24 hours and the student's other symptoms are improving; or
(c) The student receives a written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under Chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under Chapter 459, or an advanced registered practitioner licensed under Chapter 464.

Protocols for Students with Exposure to COVID19
Parents or legal guardians have the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID19. Parents or legal guardians of students who are known to have been in direct contact with an individual who received a positive diagnostic test for COVID19 may choose one of the following options:
1.  Allow the student to attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property, without restrictions or disparate treatment, so long as the student remains asymptomatic; or
2. Quarantine the student for a period of time not to exceed seven days from the date of last direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID19

If a student becomes symptomatic following direct contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID19, or tests positive for COVID19, the procedures set forth in the Protocols for Symptomatic or COVID19 Positive Individuals, as stated above, should be followed.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills       
  • Cough       
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing       
  • Fatigue       
  • Muscle or body aches       
  • Headache        
  • New loss of tase or smell               
  • Sore throat             
  • Congestion or runny nose               
  • Nausea or vomiting           
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.


Option 1 for POSITIVE STUDENTS - Quarantine for 10 full days.  Their Day 1 is counted starting the day after their first symptoms started.  
Example:  I had a headache and runny nose on Sunday, 8/29.  I came to school Monday and Tuesday then Tuesday night complained to my parents about feeling bad/sick plus my throat started hurting along with runny nose.  Wednesday, 9/1 I get tested.  The test results don't come back to the doctor's office until Friday, 9/3 saying I'm positive.  The health department will tell me my Day 1 of when my quarantine started was Monday, 8/30 the day after my symptoms started (headache and runny nose).   My last day of my quarantine Day 10 will be Wednesday, 9/8 and I can return to school/off quarantine Thursday, 9/9 if no fever 24 hours and symptoms improved.

Option 2 for POSITIVE STUDENTS - I test positive and have no symptoms.  Option is same as above to quarantine for 10 days OR get another test and if negative, can return to school/off quarantine with a negative test if no symptoms and return earlier than 10 days.  Students positive with mild symptoms (sniffles, sinus congestion) can also return earlier than 10 days as long as no fever, improved symptoms, etc. with a negative test.

Option 3 for POSITIVE STUDENTS - Return with a note from their physician saying they can attend school/off quarantine.  


According to CDC guidance, anyone fully vaccinated (has had both doses and 14 days have passed) that is a close contact with a positive case, does not have to quarantine provided they are asymptomatic. If at any time a fully vaccinated person becomes symptomatic, they should quarantine and contact their physician. See Flyer for detailed vaccination information.


Tips for Success in Online Classes:  Create a schedule, Find a study place, remove distractions, know your technology


If information provided on this page does not resolve your technical issue, contact Adam Walker at or 386-294-4293 or Lisa Hancock at or 386-294-4166 during normal school hours. 
For hardware issues, contact Adam Walker.

At Home Learning Tech Tips:

Access District Instructional Resources from a Chromebook
  • Students will need to log into their chrome account (this happens automatically when students log into a chromebook).
  • Once in their chrome account, students should visit the web resource page and select the instructional resource they need. 

Access District Instructional Resources from a Shared Personal Device

Use My Chromebook

Use Google Classroom

Use Google Meet for a Video Meeting

  • Meetings may be scheduled virtually with your teacher or other school employees.  Your teacher will share a link for your meeting in Google Classroom.  Clicking the link will take you to the Google Meet.
  • Tips for Video Conferencing

Use Kami