Parent Messages

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July 23, 2020

Glendale Football/Staff

  • July 15, 2020
     
    Dear Parents and Staff:
     
    An individual associated with the Glendale High School football program has tested positive for COVID-19. SPS is working in collaboration with the Health Department, the lead agency in responding to reported cases of COVID-19, and is following its guidance. Over the next three days, the Health Department will communicate directly with any person who had close contact with the individual. 
     
    In the meantime, football conditioning at Glendale will be suspended for 14 days. In addition, the Health Department is advising all students and staff who have participated in football conditioning to quarantine at home through July 27.
     
    Once again, if you have been in close contact with the individual who tested positive, the Health Department will contact you directly within three days. Please monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19 for the next 14 days in isolation.
     
    Please be assured that the well being of our students and staff remains our top priority. It is our goal to provide you as much information as we can, while also adhering to privacy laws that limit the details we are able to share.
     
    If you need to reach us with your questions or concerns, please call the district’s athletics office at 417-523-0084.
     
    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Josh Scott
    Director of Athletics
     
    Marty Marsh
    Assistant Director of Athletics

Harrison Explore

  • July 20, 2020

    Dear Explore Parents and Guardians:

    A student enrolled in Explore at Harrison Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is communicating directly with any person who had close contact with the individual. Out of an abundance of caution, those enrolled in the same Explore class, and limited others in direct contact, are being asked to quarantine and monitor for symptoms.

    Once again, SPS and the Health Department will be communicating directly with the family of any student determined to have been in close contact.

    We continue to follow appropriate precautions, including the wearing of face coverings, frequent hand washing, and regular cleaning of surfaces throughout the facility. As a reminder, this complete list of health and wellness guidelines for Explore is available for review. If you have questions about COVID-19, you may contact the Health Department hotline at (417) 874-1211.

    Please be assured that the well-being of our students and staff remains our top priority. 

    Sincerely,

     

    Dana Hubbard
    Director of Summer Learning and Student Experiences

Rountree Explore

  • July 15, 2020

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Rountree Elementary recently tested positive for COVID-19. Within 3 days, the Health Department will directly contact any individual it determines may be at risk of exposure as part of its contact tracing process.

    Rountree Closure

    • As a precaution, the Health Department has advised that Rountree Explore students and staff quarantine at home through July 24. In the coming days, Health Department staff will provide additional information based on its contact tracing.
    • In addition, the Rountree building will be closed until Monday, July 27. However, virtual instruction will be offered for Rountree Explore students

    Virtual Instruction

    • Online Explore curriculum will be provided for students in grades K-5; there will be no virtual instruction for kindergarten students or for physical education and creativity courses.
    • Teachers will contact families with details about how to resume learning online Friday, July 17.

    Reminders

    • We are working in collaboration with the Health Department, which is the lead agency in responding to reported cases of COVID-19, and following its guidance.
    • If the Health Department determines that your child may have been in close contact with the individual, the Health Department will contact you directly within three days.
    • Please monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19 for the next 14 days in isolation.
    • Explore classes at Rountree will resume on Monday, July 27.

    It is our goal to provide you as much information as we can. However, please understand that due to privacy laws, we are limited in what we can publicly share. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Sincerely,

    Dana Hubbard
    Director of Summer Learning and Student Experiences

Twain Explore

  • July 15, 2020

    Dear Twain Explore Parents and Guardians:

    An individual associated with the YMCA before- and after-Explore program at Twain Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the YMCA has temporarily suspended the program at Twain. The program will resume Friday, July 17.

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will communicate within 3 days to any person who had close contact with the individual.

    We continue to follow appropriate precautions, including the wearing of face coverings, frequent hand washing, and regular cleaning of surfaces throughout the facility. As a reminder, this complete list of health and wellness guidelines for Explore is available for review.

    Please be assured that the wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority. 

    Sincerely,

    Dana Hubbard
    Director of Summer Learning and Student Experiences

Fremont Explore

  • July 4, 2020

    Dear Explore Parents and Guardians:

    Springfield Public Schools looks forward to welcoming students back to the classroom for Explore Session 2 on Monday, July 6. In preparation for seated classes, SPS has provided  health and wellness guidelines  to be followed by staff and students.

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has notified SPS that an employee at Fremont Elementary recently tested positive for Covid-19 and had limited contact with other employees at work. That employee did  not  have interaction with students and is now quarantined. The Health Department has communicated directly with any employee who may have been in contact with this individual to provide specific guidance and answer questions.

    As a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in Explore classes at Fremont Elementary, we want you to receive this information directly from SPS. We assure you that every step has been taken, in collaboration with the Health Department, to provide a safe environment for classes to resume on Monday. 

    • Any employee who was in close contact with the individual has been notified and is following appropriate guidelines.
    • All staff members working during Explore at Fremont have been cleared for duty.
    • Additional cleaning of the Fremont facility has occurred.

    We look forward to welcoming our students on Monday. As always, their safety and wellbeing is our first priority.

     

    Sincerely,

    Dana Hubbard 
    Director of Summer Learning and Student Experiences