On Monday, November 9, after much discussion, public comment and thoughtful consideration, the Board of Education made the following decisions:PreK – Elementary
Students will return to virtual instruction on November 16, 2020. Families may choose not to attend in-person on November 10 and 12. Those who do not attend will not be penalized but will be responsible for any missed work. Students will return to in-person learning 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) beginning January 11, 2021. Students enrolled in CPSElementary@Mizzou can continue in the program and are not impacted by this change.Special Programs
The Special Services Department will review all special education programs and evaluate which programs will be eligible to continue to receive in-person learning. The English Learner Department will review all of its English Learner programs and evaluate which programs will be eligible to receive in-person learning. The district will continue to monitor community COVID-19 cases and will announce any changes in how in-person learning will take place. The Board of Education will continue to discuss our return to in-person learning and will determine when it is safe to do so based on COVID-19 cases in the community.
All families should continue to complete the following checklist daily.
You can also download a .pdf version here. Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is a close contact?
People in your house, intimate partners and caregivers as well as people who were within 6 feet of you for a cumulative 15 minutes or touched are considered to be “close contacts. If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are waiting for communication with the health department, please immediately begin to self-quarantine for 14 days and do not send your children to school during that time. This 14-day quarantine period starts on the last day you were within close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19.It is recommended that all close contacts of a positive case be tested for COVID-19 once between days 7 and 9 of the quarantine period.What do I do if I or my child are considered a secondary contact?
Monitor your student’s symptoms and if they have any on this list keep them home.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
- Runny nose or congestion
- No close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
VIRTUALCPSElementary@Mizzou – This program is for students who enrolled in the elementary virtual option. The classes are taught by CPS teachers using the platform provided by Mizzou. These students are not impacted by changes made to in-person learning. Students remain in the CPSElementary@Mizzou program throughout the first semester. The program at this time is full. Please contact your student's school directly with questions. Please note, Elementary schools will stay with their current grading practices.
Online Learning Options Webinars for FamiliesLearn more about online learning options webinars for families. The webinars were recorded and are available for those who could not participate during the live sessions. The following sessions for language groups were held: