Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!
Last Updated 1/13/2022
Hello OCFSD Families,
The Oak Creek Health Department (OCHD) just recently updated the guidance they will provide to families regarding isolation for school-age children who test positive for COVID-19. We would like to take this opportunity to share this with you so you are aware of what it means for your child and their return to school.
Updated Oak Creek Health Department Isolation Guidance - School-aged children who have tested positive for COVID-19 can end their isolation after 5 days if their symptoms have improved (including not having a fever) and they can reliably wear a mask at all times around others.
Under this new guidance, students will be allowed to return to school after 5 days of isolation (the date of symptom onset is day 0) if symptoms have improved and they wear a mask for 5 days following isolation. This new practice will go into effect immediately.
We continue to encourage all students and staff to stay home when sick and to consider wearing a face mask while at school as preventative measures against transmission of the virus to others.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this pandemic together and adapt to changing recommendations from public health authorities.
Bridget Kotarak, Assistant Superintendent
- Is the District currently requiring employees and students (who are eligible) to get vaccinated?
- Is the District currently requiring employees or students to proactively share vaccination status?
- Does my child’s teacher have to share their vaccination status?
- Will masks need to be worn by staff, students and visitors?
- Are masks required on school buses?
- What forms of PPE will be provided to students and staff from the school district for this upcoming year?
- Can individual teachers require face masks in their own classrooms?
- What should I do if my child has flu-like symptoms?
- What should I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
- My child is vaccinated but still tested positive for COVID-19. Do they still have to isolate at home?
- How is the district handling contact tracing and quarantine procedures?
- Will students who choose to quarantine have to go through any protocol before attending virtually?
- What should I do if my child is identified as a close contact?
- Will students who do not present with COVID-19 symptoms be allowed to attend virtually? For instance, we are traveling out of town.
- Will classrooms, particularly elementary/middle, remain in cohorts?
- Will classroom teachers be able to plan and go on field trips with students?
- Will teachers be required to spray desks down between classes?
- Will hand sanitizing stations continue to be positioned around the school?
- Can schools hold large group or all school assemblies and back to school events?
- Are visitors, guest speakers and volunteers allowed in school this year?
- When might a school temporarily close or pivot to remote learning for all?