Per the application of the school board-approved gating criteria on 1/21/21, USD 497 will offer hybrid learning through 2/5/21. The next update will be on 2/4/21.
USD 497 SCHOOL SAFETY MEASURES
Watch this video featuring Hillcrest Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Members demonstrating some of the Lawrence Public Schools' health and safety measures in place in all schools.
KS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDANCE
Explore KSDE's “Navigating Change: Kansas’ Guide to Learning and School Safety Operations” (The Lawrence Board of Education adopted KSDE's school gating criteria. Click the "USD 497 Gating Criteria and Dashboard" page in the left menu (or + on your mobile phone) for details.
DOUGLAS COUNTY MASK ORDER
Review the local public health order requiring masks indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained, effective July 1.
Lawrence-Douglas County News Release: Quarantine Period Shortened
Lawrence-Douglas County News Release: Health Order RE: Mass Gathering Limit
USD 497 TOGETHER AGAIN FALL 2020 PLANNING
See our Together Again website for plans for Remote Learning, Hybrid (On-site and Remote), and In-Person models of instruction.
USD 497 SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
Watch videos of Lawrence Board of Education Meetings for decisions about school reopening. Email the school board at SchoolBoard@usd497.org. Sign up to speak at a school board meeting by emailing PatronCommentary@usd497.org prior to Audience Participation time on the agenda to receive a link to join the meeting.
KANSAS GOVERNOR'S REOPENING PLAN
Read Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's reopening framework: www.COVID.ks.gov.
PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION RESOURCES
CDC - Fact Sheet (English)
CDC - Fact Sheet (Spanish)
CDC - What to do if you’re sick (English)
CDC - What to do if you’re sick (Spanish)
CDC - Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (English)
CDC - Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (Spanish)
CDC - Contact Tracing (English)
CDC - Contact Tracing (Spanish)
CDC - 3 Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results (English)
CDC - 3 Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results (Spanish)
CDC - Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (English)
CDC - Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Spanish)
CDC - 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home (English)
CDC - 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home (Spanish)