Parents & Guardians:

In a message sent out by me on August 29th titled “CDC Guidance for Students and Staff Testing Positive or Showing Symptoms of COVID-19,” I stated that the District would be following the CDC’s latest guidance on dealing with COVID-19 cases. Upon further guidance received by the District today from the Arkansas Department of Education, we are no longer going to follow CDC guidance, but instead, we will follow our current District guidelines, which state the following: “Kids must stay home if they have fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, and must stay home for 24 hours after the symptoms resolve (without the aid of medication). PLEASE DO NOT send a sick child to school. They will be sent home.”

Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will no longer be asked to wear a mask upon their return to school. Additionally, it will no longer be necessary to contact Mrs. Hughes, the District’s Point of Contact, for anything related to COVID-19.

I apologize for any confusion that I may have caused.

John Karnes, Superintendent