• Stay Healthy, Stay Smart! Plan

  • The CDC and IDPH recently issued revised exclusion timelines for schools, including a reduction for both the isolation and quarantine periods to five days when certain conditions are met. For more detailed information, please refer to the related questions and answers below that have been updated to reflect these changes. In all cases, our school office staff will communicate with our parents regarding any exclusion period and expected return date. As a school district, we will continue to follow the public health guidance and do whatever we can to keep our children safe and in school as we work through this transition together!

  • 1. What is the current Cass 63 COVID-19 data?

  • 2. How does the on-site COVID testing program work?

  • 3. What types of on-site testing are available?

  • 4. Why is insurance and state identification information necessary if there is no charge for the testing?

  • 5. How do I register and consent to testing for my child?

  • 6. Will the district support my child if exclusion or quarantine is necessary?

  • 7. What are the symptoms that will require my child to remain home from school? (updated 1-12-22)

  • 8. Under the guidance, what is the definition of a close contact? (updated 1-12-22)

  • 9. Are close contacts to a positive case required to be quarantined? (updated 1-12-22)

  • 10. If my child is required to quarantine due to a close contact, how long will the exclusion period last and what is required to return to school? (updated 1-12-22)

  • 11. If my child is required to isolate at home due to symptoms or a positive test result, how long will the exclusion period last and what is required to return to school? (updated 1-12-22)

  • 12. What additional guidance and expectations are in place for days 6 through 10? (updated 1-13-22)

  • 13. What about siblings or other children in my household? (updated 1-12-22)

  • 14. What if our family is traveling?

  • 15. Are masks required at school?

  • 16. Are there guidelines for what types of masks must be worn?

  • 17. Are masks required on the school bus?

  • 18. Are masks required outdoors or during recess?

  • 19. Will mask breaks for students be provided?

  • 20. Will kids have to mask all year?

  • 21. Does the school district continue to provide low risk exposure notifications?

  • 22. Where can I get reliable vaccine information?

  • 23. Will the school district require students to be vaccinated?

  • 24. Does the district require proof of vaccinations for students who are vaccinated?

  • 25. Once my child is vaccinated, how do I provide proof to the school if I choose to do so?

  • 26. Will symptom certification be required?

  • 27. Is contact tracing conducted in the event of a positive case?

  • 28. How do things work in the lunchroom?

  • 29. Is the school district providing air purifiers in certain rooms?

  • 30. Have the cleaning procedures been modified?

  • 31. Is before and after school care available to parents and families?

  • 32. Are extracurricular activities available to students?

  • 33. What about parent volunteers, field trips, concerts and other normal activities?

  • 34. Who can I contact with questions?