The Fort Dodge Community SchooL District has issued the following Covid-19 update for the upcoming school year. The update is below.
We are excited to welcome our students back to our schools in just a few short weeks! August 24th is the first day for TK- 12 grade students and preschool students will begin on August 30th.
As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is the number one priority. As we prepare for our students and staff to return, we wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update regarding our COVID-19 plans and procedures. We will continue to follow allowable mitigation strategies under Iowa regulations. Sources for these recommendations include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Association of Pediatricians (AAP) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). We will continue many of the mitigation strategies we implemented last year, including:
There have been some changes to COVID-19 guidance at the state level:
The following are things you can do to help keep yourself, our students and staff, and our community safe:
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity in our area and guidance being provided by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Department of Public Health and changes to our procedures will be made as necessary in accordance with their guidance.
Again, we are looking forward to seeing our students back in our schools soon. Enjoy the rest of your summer and stay safe and healthy.