District At Level 4 Protective Measures

District At Level 4 Protective Measures
Posted on 10/16/2020

Garden City Public Schools has increased the operation level of the district to Level 4 Protective Measures from the district plan.  The protective level will start on Monday, October 19.  The district administration has worked with the Finney County Health Department on determining the level of protection for students and staff. 

Operation Level 4 is on-site learning with enhanced protective measures along with group gathering limits and social distancing requirements.  Enhanced protective measures include: if there is possible classroom/staff exposure, quarantined students will participate in remote learning following guidance from the health department and all other students will have the option for either on-site or remote learning.  Other protective measures include daily symptomatic screening by teachers; groupings that aren’t face to face, meaning all desks/tables must face the same direction; masks are required for all grade levels; small groups maintaining 6-foot social distance guidelines; encouragement of hourly hand sanitizing; school libraries are closed; no indoor physical education unless social distancing and the same classroom group can be maintained; no large group activities; school playground equipment is closed; modified lunch schedules; limit touching; and geographic sequestering is possible.

The district has noticed the number of school age people being tested in the county has increased considerably since school began. There have also been some of the indicators that the district watches to determine the levels that the district operates that have been trending upward. The district made the decision to move to Level 4 out of an abundance of caution.   

For more information about the levels in the district go to www.gckschools.com/starting_school_2020

For information about the
classroom operational status of the schools or classrooms, it can be found at www.gckschools.com/2020status