KPS COVID-19 PLANS

-----Current Risk Level:  Yellow/Moderate/Phase III---- Updated November 19, 2020
 
GREEN RISK DIAL
SCHOOLS IN GREEN
PHASE IV
yellow dial
SCHOOLS IN YELLOW
PHASE III
Orange dial
SCHOOLS IN ORANGE
PHASE II
RED RISK DIAL
SCHOOLS IN RED
PHASE 1
 
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None
 
District
 
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The KPS COVID-19 Risk Dial provides a summary of current conditions in our schools. Each color incorporates federal and national guidance published by top public health experts and is coupled with specific guidance. This is only guidance and does not replace federal, state, or local directed health measures. 
 
At Kearney Public Schools we understand that there is nothing easy about dealing with COVID-19. As a community, we must work together to reduce the spread and allow our students to attend school.  Thank you to Two Rivers Health Department for the guidance in planning for our risk levels.  We know the impact that these decisions have on our families, students, and staff as we navigate through this pandemic. 

We are all in this together. Thank you for your patience and understanding of the changes that dealing with this pandemic brings.  Whether at school or at home, we will continue to deliver a quality education to all of our students at Kearney Public Schools.
 
 
 
LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT KENT EDWARDS
KPS COVID RISK DIAL
 

July 29, 2020


TO: All KPS Stakeholders

FROM: Dr. Kent Edwards, Superintendent

RE: KPS Risk Dials



Dear Stakeholders,


As we prepare to navigate one of the most challenging years of our educational experience, we want our parents, students, and staff to be aware of the KPS Risk Dial for each school.  Our local health department, Two Rivers Public Health (TRPHD), publishes a weekly risk dial on their website explaining the COVID-19 cases in their seven-county region.  Their published dial illustrates the perceived risk based on the number of confirmed cases for the TRPHD coverage area .


KPS will also publish a weekly risk dial for each of our schools.  KPS risk dials may or may not be congruent with the health department’s risk dial as they are looking at a geographic region that encompasses areas outside of Kearney, including Dawson, Phelps, and other counties. 


Much like the larger TRPHD region, KPS has 14 schools that may have very different COVID situations. It is possible KPS could have one school with several confirmed COVID cases that needs to transition into a remote learning environment, while another school has no cases.  We will handle each situation individually, making our best decision for that particular school.


KPS will update each school’s risk dial on their respective web page every Friday.  Please look for your school’s risk dial on their individual web pages, or you can find additional information at kearneypublicschools.org.


Respectfully,



Dr. Kent Edwards

Superintendent

 

 

 

Estimados grupos de interés,


Mientras nos preparamos para navegar en uno de los años más desafiantes de nuestra experiencia educativa, queremos que nuestros padres, estudiantes y personal estén al tanto del KPS Risk Dial para cada escuela. Nuestro departamento de salud local, Two Rivers Public Health (TRPHD), publica una marcación semanal de riesgos en su sitio web que explica los casos de COVID-19 en su región de siete condados. Su dial publicado ilustra el riesgo percibido en función del número de casos confirmados para el área de cobertura de TRPHD.

 

KPS también publicará un dial de riesgo semanal para cada una de nuestras escuela.  Los marcadores de riesgo de KPS pueden o no pueden ser congruentes con diales de riesgo del departamento de salud, ya que están buscando en una región geográfica que abarca las áreas fuera de Kearney, incluyendo Dawson, Phelps y otros condados.

 

Al igual que la región TRPHD más grande, KPS tiene 14 escuelas que pueden tener situaciones COVID muy diferentes. Es posible que KPS pueda tener una escuela con varios casos COVID confirmados que necesiten pasar a un entorno de aprendizaje remoto, mientras que otra escuela no tiene casos. Manejaremos cada situación individualmente, tomando nuestra mejor decisión para esa escuela en particular.

 

KPS actualizará el marcado de riesgo de cada escuela en su página web respectiva todos los viernes. Busque el marcador de riesgo de su escuela en sus páginas web individuales, o puede encontrar información adicional en kearneypublicschools.org.

 

Respetuosamente,


Dr. Kent Edwards
Superintendente