Here is the agenda and Zoom information for tonight's school board meeting. WHITE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 47-1 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING HS Library APRIL 12, 2021, 6:30 PM A. ROUTINES--ORDER A-1 CHAIRMAN CALLS THE MEETING TO ORDER A-2 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG A-3 ROLL CALL A-4 ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS A-5 APPROVE AGENDA B. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION C. ROUTINES--BUSINESS C-1 Minutes C-2 Financial Reports C-3 Payment of Bills D. PERSONNEL AND OTHER ACTION ITEMS D-1 Principal’s Reports D-2 Travel Requests D-3 Travel Reports D-4 SDHSAA Membership 21-22 E SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT E-1 Budget Planning 2021-22/Facilities Update E-2 Legislative Update E-3 Parent/Student Handbook – Reviewing for Changes F. EXECUTIVE SESSION(s) as needed G. ADJOURNMENT WRSD is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: School Board 4-12-21 Time: Apr 12, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://sdk12.zoom.us/j/92039539981?pwd=S0lvRzFhdkhWU2FtNWZPR05BM2hnQT09 Meeting ID: 920 3953 9981 Passcode: Board412
HS TRACK AT KADOKA 4/13/21 (POSTPONED) Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, Tuesday-April 13th, Kadoka has postponed their track meet, no make up date announced at this time.
COVID UPDATE APRIL 11, 2021 Here is an update for the week of April 11, 2021. We are now in the sixth week of not having any new cases of COVID amongst students or staff. Mellette County has gone from just 2 positive cases to 5 but none of those have been reported to be related to any staff or students. Parents/guardians if there are any cases within your households that may result in close contacts please report them so that we can begin close contact tracing. Keep monitoring your children for symptoms and if they are sick keep them home. Thank you for helping our schools and community stay safe and keep doing everything you can to keep safe!
CLOSE CONTACT QUARANTINE CHANGE FEBRUARY 19, 2021, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (Approved by the consensus of the school board and administration.) 1. Students - Students identified as close contacts may stay in school and are still required to wear masks (covering the chin, mouth, and nose) at all times while in school, regardless of social distancing. Close contacts would also be required to wear masks at all times while participating in activities for 10 days. 2. Parents/Guardians may choose to quarantine their student(s) per the following guidelines if they feel it is safer and in their child’s best interests. On a case by case basis, the administration may recommend to the parents/guardians that their child(ren) quarantine. Students- If in close contact quarantine the following guidelines must be followed. Students identified as close contacts must quarantine for 10 days and can return to school on the 11th day. A COVID test is not required to return to school on the 11th day if there are no symptoms. The quarantine can be reduced to 7 days with a negative COVID test and the student can return on the 8th day. Testing must be done on day 5, 6, or 7 and can be done at the school or with a medical provider. Masks are required to be worn (covering the chin, mouth, and nose) while in school when not able to social distance. 3. Staff- All White River School district staff are considered critical infrastructure essential employees. A staff member identified as a close contact may stay in school and is required to a wear mask (covering the chin, mouth, and nose) at all times while in school, regardless of social distancing. If a staff member is identified as a close contact the length of quarantine, if any, will be determined on a case by case basis. Rationale: • School age children are less likely to be affected by COVID. • White River data shows that out of 181 close contacts the positivity rate while in quarantine has been between 2-9%. • CDC data shows that after 7 days the positivity rate range is 5-12%, and after 10 days is 1.4% with a range of 1-10%. • An NCAA Study determined that college students had 12.7% exposure risk from participating in activities, 31.7% exposure risk from roommates, and 40.7% exposure risk from social gatherings.
This is a message about the spectator attendance at home events. The ticket allotment was increased from 4 to 6 tickets per participant to allow for more spectators to attend. Remaining tickets will be redistributed to the WR communtity. WR community members can call the main office the day before games to request tickets. We will do the best we can to accommodate requests. This is being done to do the most we can to assure the safety of our students and teams.
SPECTATOR ATTENDANCE PLAN CHANGED At a Special School Board meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 the White River Board of Education approved an amendment to the Winter Activities Plan to allow for more spectators at home basketball games. Beginning in February the allotted number of tickets allowed per participant will increase from four to six. This will allow more spectators to attend the games. The distribution of the tickets will still go through participants with families receiving requested tickets. The remaining tickets will be turned in to the main office and redistributed to the White River community. If you do not receive a ticket from a participant you can call the main office the day before the game and request one. There will still be no concessions at games and doubleheaders will be scheduled as separate sessions. Separate tickets and admission fee will be required for each session. In other changes, there will not be a ticket system for middle school boy’s basketball games and the remaining games will be played in the high school gym. By moving them to the high school gym it will accommodate the size of expected crowds without restricted attendance.