CDC Guidance for Students and Staff Testing Positive or Showing Symptoms of COVID-19

Parents & Guardians:

I hope you’re doing well. The 2023-24 school year is off to a great start! I do, however, want to inform you that since the start of this school year, we have seen a few isolated cases of students and staff testing positive for COVID-19. As a district, we are following the CDC’s most recent guidelines for dealing with individuals showing symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive for COVID-19. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact Mrs. Deborah Hughes, our Middle School Secretary and the District’s Point of Contact for COVID-19. If your child is showing symptoms of COVID-19 but has not yet been tested, please do not send him/her to school and contact Mrs. Hughes for guidance. I have attached a link below to the CDC’s guidance page that we are following.

Thank you for your support and cooperation with this matter.

John Karnes, Superintendent

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West Fork QB Club hamburger dinner fundraiser followed by Tigers Under the Lights pep rally

Parents, Guardians, & Community Members:

This message is being sent to you on behalf of the West Fork Quarterback Club to inform you of the hamburger dinner fundraiser that will be held this coming Monday night, August 21st, beginning at 5:00 and ending at 6:30 in the Elementary School Cafetorium. Following the dinner and beginning at 7:00, the Annual Tigers Under the Lights pep rally is being held in Tiger Stadium. The cost of the supper is only $5.00 and entry into the pep rally is free. We hope you will come and support both events.

Thank you,

John Karnes , Superintendent

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Back to School Message from Superintendent Karnes for the First Day of School

Hello Parents and Guardians:
I hope your child enjoyed his/her summer and is looking forward to beginning a new school year tomorrow morning. I will assure you that all of us working for the West Fork School District are excited about beginning a new year and are determined to get off to a great and safe start.

Having said that, tomorrow morning between 7:15 and 8:00, we’ll have approximately 1,000 students and employees arriving on our campus, which means there will be a lot of buses and car traffic in addition to students walking or riding their bikes to school. As you bring your child to school, I am asking you to arrive early, be patient, and be extra observant, because any tiny distraction could result in an accident. Dropoffs and pickups of students by their parents will be the same way we finished last school year. I also want to remind you that the road that runs in front of the middle school is one-way in the mornings.

To help ensure your child’s safety, we ask that your child always exits your vehicle from the passenger side door and goes directly to their assigned location. Each building will have monitors outside at our student drop-off locations to assist as needed, but not before 7:15. I also want to remind you that it is illegal to talk or text on your cell phone while in a school zone and it is also illegal to pass a stopped school bus when its flashing red lights are on.

In closing, I want you to know that all of us here at the West Fork School District are expecting a safe and productive 23-24 school year, but it will take all of us working together to make this expectation become a reality, and I know we can do it! If I can ever be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask.

John Karnes, Superintendent

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