Board Approves Level 3.5 of Operational Plan

Board Approves Level 3.5 of Operational Plan
Posted on 10/12/2020

Garden City Public Schools has updated the operation level of the district and has moved to Level 3.5 Protective Measures from the district plan.  The protective level started on Tuesday, October 13. Individual schools in the district might be at a higher level.  Families can check the status level of their child's school at www.gckschools.com/2020status.

This is a new level in the operational plan that was approved by the Board of Education at its October 12 meeting.  The district administration has worked with the Finney County Health Department on determining the level of protection for students and staff. 

Operation Level 3.5 is on-site learning with enhanced protective measures and group gathering limits.  Enhanced protective measures include: daily symptomatic screening by teachers; masks are required for all grade levels; handwashing before & after lunch and after recess; small work groups (ex. interventions) should social distance/mask; assigned seating; modified lunch schedules – students eat in classrooms or some in classrooms, some in cafeteria; large group classes outside or social distanced; and limit mixing of people as much as possible.

The top priority of Garden City Public Schools is the safety and health of students, staff and the community.  The district is asking that you continue to be vigilant and help decrease the spread of COVID-19 by washing hands, social distance by at least six feet or more, wear a face mask when in public places and stay home if you are not feeling well.

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