JCSD 2021-22 Health & Safety Handbook Approved

At the August 06, 2021 special board meeting of the Johnston Board of Education, board members voted 7-0 to approved the JCSD 2021-22 Health & Safety Handbook, outlining mitigation and school health and safety procedures as students and staff prepare to return to buildings.

Read the handbook here.

The health and safety of the JCSD students, staff, and families are first and foremost in planning for the 2021-22 school year. The plans presented in this guide represent district-level work and mitigation strategies, based on current health conditions in our community. By taking some basic steps, such as getting vaccinated and listening to the public health experts, together we can get the 2021-22 school year off to a safe, healthy start.

Within the JCSD school system, there exists a sizable percentage of our student population who are under the age of 12 and not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. We are paying close attention to local, county, statewide, and health data within our schools and will closely monitor any change in health scenarios that may affect our students.

With a watchful eye on needs and health metrics, please note the school district may increase or dial back mitigation strategies to best keep our students and staff as safe as we can. Whenever possible, we will communicate any changes to our students, staff, and parent population. Families can expect building specific mitigation communications to come prior to school starting. As long as COVID-19 remains present in our community, it is expected that cases will affect students and staff at school. We ask parents and guardians to continue to monitor their child’s health on a daily basis. We appreciate your support as we prepare for the upcoming school year.