Sidney City Schools' goal is to keep students in school, in-person five days a week. We were able to do this pretty well last year with the help of families and our community. Here is guidance related to COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year.
CURRENT ACTIVE POSITIVE CASES SPREADSHEET
The safety of our students and staff continues to be a top priority. Please understand that with all things during this pandemic, this information/guidance is subject to change. We will continue to communicate any additional guidance we receive from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) or the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
At this time, ODH is currently asking individuals who have not been vaccinated to consider wearing a mask/facial covering. However, at this time, Sidney City Schools IS NOT requiring masks/facial coverings for the 2021-2022 school year. We are leaving this decision up to each person or their parents/guardians.
The American Rescue Plan: Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for Sidney City Schools can be found HERE or on the Curriculum & Instruction Department page.
We continue to ask our families and staff to assess their personal health and the health of others prior to coming to school each day. If a family member has been sick or had COVID-19 symptoms and has been tested, everyone MUST remain home until you receive the results. If a family member tests positive, you MUST stay home for the duration of the quarantine as advised by the health department.
Ultimately, if you are ill, please stay home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 (and other illnesses).
If a family member has been sick or had COVID-19 symptoms and has been tested, everyone MUST remain home until you receive the results. If a family member tests positive, you MUST stay home for the duration of the quarantine as advised by the health department. The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department should be notified if a student or their family member has tested positive for COVD-19. From there, the health department will conduct contract tracing as needed. You can reach the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department at 937-498-7249.
Ohioans age 12 years and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Achieving high levels of COVID-19 vaccination among eligible students as well as teachers, staff, and household members is one of the most critical strategies to help schools safely conduct in-person learning and allow safe participation in extracurricular activities and sports. People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are at low risk of symptomatic or severe infection. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks following the final dose in a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov to find where the vaccine is available in your community.
Here is a quick reference from the Ohio Department of Health regarding quarantining in our schools.
K-12 Quarantine in Ohio - [document]
If a child is quarantined due to a positive test or direct contact exposure, we will treat it as an extended illness. Assignments can be accessed through Schoology or by contacting your child's teacher. Should your child require a device or hotspot during a quarantine period, please contact your child's school.