COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines for K-12 Classroom Setting

8/30/2021
Parents and Guardians,

I would like to review quarantine requirements from Fairfield Department of Health and Ohio Department of Health provide families with information to inform decision making about having your children wear masks:

1. If a student is vaccinated, Quarantine is not necessary but the student should wear a mask for:
   a. 14 days without a COVID test
   b. 7 days with a negative PCR or Antigen COVID test collected on day 5 or after. 

2. If a student is consistently wearing a mask and at least 3 feet from the person testing positive, Quarantine is not necessary. The student should wear a mask for:
   a. 14 days without a COVID test
   b. 7 days with a negative PCR or Antigen COVID test collected on day 5 or after. 

3. If a student is unvaccinated and not wearing a mask, Quarantine is required for:
   a. 10 days AT HOME without a COVID test
   b. 7 days AT HOME with a negative PCR or Antigen COVID test collected on day 5 or after. 

I cannot emphasize enough for students that are eligible to get vaccinated to get vaccinated. For those unvaccinated, I cannot emphasize the importance of wearing a mask consistently. The decisions you make as parents will directly impact potential quarantine of your children and the amount of school they will miss. 

Best Regards,
Will Kirby

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2021-2022 COVID Protocols

Last night, I recommended to the Board of Education to approve the attached COVID-19 protocols as we are about to embark on the upcoming school year. I encourage you to read the attached document fully, but I am providing some highlights below:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your building principal or myself. 

Best Regards,
Will Kirby





OneView Paperwork Requirement

All Families Must Update OneView (Registration Information) Annually
In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, parents are required to annually update their students' registration information via OneView which is the information used to communicate with families. The district will not provide students with Chromebooks until parents have updated this information for this school year. You can locate the OneView portal on the district website on the left hand side menu under Registration. The district has also provided directions to assist families in this process. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's school principal. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter and we are looking forward to welcoming students on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

Will Kirby
Superintendent


NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The Walnut Township Local School District Board of Education is accepting qualifications from design professionals to provide services for its HVAC Improvements and Track Project. The Project will include HVAC improvements to the elementary, and junior/senior high schools. The Project is also anticipated to include the replacement of the track. Interested firms may request an RFQ from Will Kirby, Superintendent at wkirby@walnuttsd.org. Qualifications will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time, October 7, 2021.

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