Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
District communication regarding returning to school:
► 3/10/2021 On Monday, May 19 the KCSD School Board approved moving the district to Tier 4 under the Facilities Usage Plan. As a result, masks will be optional both indoors and outdoors at all district facilities, effective June 1. Please note that we will continue to provide for social distancing for our staff during professional development days. We want to make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable as we make this transition. Thank you to our staff, students, families, and community members for your flexibility, patience, and cooperation throughout the school year. Your efforts have helped us maintain a safe and healthy learning environment while we have provided in-person instruction.
► 3/29/2021 On Monday, March 29 the Knoxville School Board voted unanimously to move to tier 3 of the Facility Use By Non-District Groups plan. This includes: events with spectators allowed, face coverings are required indoors except for coaches and athletes if an athletic event*, concessions allowed, no restrictions on capacity, *masks optional at outdoor facilities.
School related events update: masks optional for outdoor events.
► 2/10/2021 The Knoxville Community School District collaborated with Marion County Public Health Department to provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for district staff on Tuesday, February 9.
Through the clinic, 213 KCSD staff received the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose is scheduled to be delivered to district staff on Thursday, March 11.
“We would like to thank the team at Marion County Public Health for running this vaccination clinic. They have been such an incredible partner and resource for KCSD and the entire Knoxville community during the pandemic,” said Cassi Pearson, KCSD Superintendent. “This first round went very smoothly, and our staff members were thrilled to have the opportunity to receive the vaccine. We look forward to the next round in March."
► 2/9/2021 Since August, our goal has been to safely keep kids in school. That is still our goal, and even though Governor Reynolds has started relaxing some of the state expectations, we will continue with all of our current safety measures at this time. Students, staff and spectators will need to have a face covering on in our buildings. We encourage hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing.
The majority of our staff will receive their first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday afternoon. The second dose is scheduled for March 11. We will continue to monitor the virus and vaccine data for our community and county. Hopefully, someday this year, we will be able to relax some of our precautionary measures, too!
Thanks for your cooperation and patience!
►All district illness-related data can be found each week in the Panther Press.
►1/8/2021 After consultation with Marion County Public Health and a review of data, KCSD will not restrict the number of fans that can attend our home extra-curricular events. This plan will start on Saturday, January 9 with high school basketball.
- Requirements for fans wishing to attend our home events:
- Masks are still required.
- Groups of spectators must social distance.
- If you do not feel well - stay home.
- For those interested, there will still be a free livestream option to view our home high school events.
- We will continue to monitor our data and make adjustments as needed to ensure the health and safety of our students, families, and community.
►11/11/2020 Capacity Restrictions Plan
►9/25/2020 District Status Update
►7/30/2020 Return to Learn Plan update:
Attached you will find our District Level Return to Learn Plan. Building level plans will be sent at the beginning of August and will include more specific information about daily operations.
More information can also be found on our website under "Frequently Asked Questions". If you have not registered your child for school yet, please do so soon. Parents are able to choose "In School Learning" or "Online Learning" for each child on the registration form.
We are excited for the 2020-2021 School Year and look forward to educating your child!
Our District Leadership and Building Leadership Teams will be meeting in the next few weeks to discuss our options. More specific details from the building level will not be ready until approximately August 7. Please continue to be patient and trust that we truly are focused on health/safety of students/staff and quality learning.
Return to Learn Plan: video message from Supt. Cassi Pearson
Here are the main points of the plan & more information will be coming the end of July.
*KCSD plans to have regular school days in our buildings for all students beginning August 20.
*It will only change if the Governor issues a proclamation requiring Iowa schools to go to virtual learning.
*Students with health concerns will have an option for online learning through Knoxville Schools.
*Registration information will be shared in the next two weeks.
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