Dear Owen County School Community,
On March 31, 2021, Healthy at School guidance was updated by the Kentucky Department of Education. Temperature screening expectations have been changed to state that only symptomatic students need to be screened for fever. These criteria will also be in place for staff members. Students with a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees should follow the isolation guidelines. Therefore, following spring break, we will not be taking temperatures of all students/staff members prior to getting on the school bus or prior to entering our school buildings.
We have also received updated guidance on social distancing and will begin following these guidelines when we return from spring break as well. We are now encouraged to keep students 3 feet apart in classrooms and 6 feet in all other areas. Social distancing will be followed to the greatest extent possible. In full transparency, there will be areas where social distancing guidelines will not be achievable. Students and staff will continue to be required to wear masks at all times while riding district vehicles and in our district facilities.
Lastly, we want to wish everyone a restful spring break! We hope you stay safe and look forward to seeing our students back on Monday, April 12th.
Robert Stafford, Ed.D.
Owen County Schools