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Posted Date: 02/09/2018

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Under the advisement of Russell County Health Director, Paula Bitter and County Medical Consultant, Dr. Tyrel Somers, USD 407 will not be in attendance Monday, February 12th.  All activities and practices will be cancelled as well.  The regularly scheduled board meeting has been postponed with a time and place to be determined.

USD 407 officials in conjunction with the County Health Director continue to urge everyone to take extreme care in monitoring the health of your student/s.  Currently, there have been multiple confirmed cases of Influenza A, Influenza B, Mononucleosis and Strep Throat in our community with more confirmed cases today.

If your child/children are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please seek medical attention as soon as possible!

  • A fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Persistent Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Chest Congestion
  • Sore Throat

Again, we are extremely concerned for the health and wellness of all of our students, our staff and our community.   USD 407 officials understand the seriousness of this issue in our community and throughout the region and continue to work diligently to do everything we possibly can in our buildings and our buses to maintain a safe, sanitary environment for our students and staff.

We urge all of you to please do your part in helping us by taking the following measures at home:

  1. Seeking medical attention for your children when necessary
  2. Keeping students home who are not feeling well
  3. Avoiding crowds and events if at all possible
  4. If you do have to be in large gatherings, the health office and Physicians Clinic have masks available
  5. Washing coats, bedding, clothing etc…
  6. Wiping down books, book bags, door knobs etc…with disinfectant wipes
  7. Washing of hands often

USD 407 will continue to work closely with County Health Officials to monitor and work through this situation and do everything possible to cooperate with medical professionals to help mitigate the sickness.

We greatly appreciate your support and patience.  Please continue to keep updated on the rescheduling or cancellation of events via our website, RussellUSD 407 Facebook and Twitter, KRSL, email and text notifications.

Please help us keep our community safe and well!


Vision Statement

Russell County USD 407 is dedicated to providing a culture of learning that will lead the state of Kansas in student success.

Mission Statement

The mission of USD 407 is to teach all students to their fullest potential, provide an appropriate learning environment and prepare students to become functional and effective citizens in an ever-changing world.

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