3/30/2020 @ 4:30 PM - MEETING REQUEST FORM - USD 407 is following Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines by utilizing a simple questionnaire to insure all parties have avoided areas of high risk or have not experienced symptoms prior to your appointment. The objective is to promote the health, well being, and safety of all staff and families. Click here to complete a Meeting Request Form.
3/20/2020 @ 7:00 PM Grab 'N' Go Meal distribution will begin on Monday - March 23rd. Click here for details.
3/19/2020 @ 9:30 PM - ATTN PARENTS: The survey linked here is vital information regarding internet access and device needs for our students. PARENTS ONLY, please take the time to fill out this information by Saturday, 03/21. Link: https://forms.gle/z4ScHBzkopxaku6e6
3/17/2020 @ 6:42 PM The USD 407 Board of Education passed a motion to follow Superintendent Swayne’s recommendation for USD 407 to close all school sites, buildings, playgrounds, and facilities to any student gathering or general access through April 13, 2020 with flexibility for administrators to allow students to gather devices; only staff who have specific assigned duties may attend on site for the purpose of USD 407 Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) creation and implementation; and all meetings will be offered via Zoom to assure access with safety and precaution. This consideration will be reconsidered with collaboration of Russell County Health Department and or KDHE to determine the need for limitations after April 13th.
3/17/2020 @ 4:10 PM - In accordance with Governor Laura Kelly, USD 407 Russell County School buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Continuous learning plans and requirements for academic growth and credit achievement will remain as a focus of children K-12. Click here to read the full news release.
3/15/2019 @ 6:30 PM - USD 407 Issues Statement on COVID-19 - Click here to review the statement.
3/13/2020 - THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE HOLDING A SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY - MARCH 18, 2020 AT 5:30 PM IN THE BOARD ROOM AT THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION FOR A GENERAL DISCUSSION/PLANNING SESSION ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). Click here to view the agenda.
3/12/2020 - Superintendent Swayne discusses the corona virus in this week's edition of 6 Minutes With Swayne. Review the video by clicking the link below.
Below is a resource document that will be updated as information becomes available. Please check back often for updates.
Please consider the following information to help prepare your family:
- At this point, there has not been a confirmed case in our area. However, in monitoring the spread of this virus throughout the United States and the rest of the world, it is very clear things can change quickly.
- If your student is experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please keep your student home from school until they are 24 hours symptom free without medication (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.).
- If you or your student have a fever over 100.4 degrees, cough or shortness of breath, contact your medical provider or the county health department.
- If traveling over Spring Break, make sure to use standard hygiene precautions. Upon return from travel if you develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, contact or call your medical provider or county health department.
- In the event that Russell County USD 407 would be required to close at the recommendation of our local officials, we encourage parents to develop plans now for your children. Unlike winter weather related closures, school districts in other states that have closed for COVID-19 have shut down for one or two weeks. USD 407 understands this would create a hardship for many of the families in the community, especially if USD 407 is required to close with very little advanced notice.
- USD 407 will continue to share updated information with you through emails, texts and our communication system. USD 407 will continue to stay in close contact with the local health department and Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) as they are issuing guidance to Kansas school districts.
The best ways to reduce the risk of getting this or any viral respiratory infection include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Stay home away from others if you are sick;
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands;
- Do not bring your student to school or go to work if you have flu-like symptoms.