There was a positive on campus today. All contact tracing is complete, probable close contacts have been contacted, and Protocols have been followed.
Blended – Hybrid Fridays
Blended-Hybrid Fridays, depending on building, would look somewhat like the following:
Starting Friday, October 23, 2020 Fridays will become 100% Virtual Learning Days. This means that we are giving parents/children the option to learn Virtually from either home, or school. Students who choose to learn from home on Fridays wouldn't be counted absent. There would be no new content taught, major assessments given and assignments would be an extension of Thursday's lesson, or variations depending on the building. Buses would run as normal, and Breakfast & Lunch will be served to those on campus. Full-time Virtual students would not be affected and remain off campus, unless needed for a specific reason i.e. Testing. Any Virtual student, including those only virtual on Fridays, can still request pick-up meals through the HS cafeteria.
Due to the different number of students that may show up, each Building's plan will look somewhat different, and we will modify and adjust along the way. It is of our hope that we can utilize some large areas in each building to accommodate student’s needs while limiting the number of classrooms used.
There was a positive on campus yesterday. All contact tracing is complete and Protocols have been followed.
Starting today, we will no longer be quarantining (secondary contacts) household members of a probable close contact. This was once a Protocol of ADH, DESE, and the School Hotline, and after confirmation from all three entities, it is no longer Protocol.
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Status update from the end of last week:
We were informed of two positive COVID-19 test results that were on campus last week. The Hotline was contacted; contact tracing was conducted per ADH and School guidelines.
Today, due to a non-school off campus positive test result, two individuals on campus were deemed probable close contacts and were sent home. We disinfected the appropriate areas. After additional information was received, further efforts by the District were conducted. ADH protocols have been followed and due to social distancing protocols, only a few students had to be quarantined as probable close contacts at this time. As a precautionary, we also quarantined some family members of the probable close contacts like we have been doing since the start of school. If you haven’t been contacted by Mr. Gordon, your child was deemed safe and not a probable close contact (or a family member) to be quarantined.
Lamar School District participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015. Any parent residing outside the Lamar School District that desires to send their child to Lamar Schools beginning with the 2019-2020 school year may obtain an application in the superintendent’s office at 301 Elberta Street, Lamar, AR 72846. The application must be postmarked no later than May 1 of the year in which the pupil would begin the fall semester at the nonresident district. Parents are encouraged to have the application submitted as soon as possible as the new School Choice Law has a 3% cap limitation on the number of applications that can be accepted. Applications do not have to be resubmitted for any students currently attending Lamar Schools under the School Choice Act. This notice is prepared in accordance with Arkansas statute 6-18-227.
Lamar School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.