CPSD 2021-22 School Year

Important Parent Reminders

  • Please call your child's school if...

    • Your student tests positive for COVID-19
    • Someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19
    • Your student was exposed to someone outside of school who tests positive for COVID-19

Also Remember...

    •  If your student is tested for COVID, you may not send them to school while awaiting the test results. 
    • If a parent or household member is COVID-positive, please keep your child home from school.

    • With COVID or any illness, your child must be fever free without medication for 48 hours before returning to school. 

    • If your child is quarantined for an outside exposure to COVID (exposed while not in school), please bring the appropriate documentation to the school nurse when your child returns to school. 

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates:

  • CPSD COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

CPSD 2021-22 COVID Information

  •          School Board Resolution Regarding Mask Wearing in CPSD

             Conway Public Schools will use a "stoplight system" alerting teachers, students, and parents to our community transmission status and what actions we are taking regarding masking.

    • RED means the CDC has this region of Arkansas at a Substantial or High Risk of community transmission. Masks are required during the school day in indoor spaces and on all school buses. Masks are optional at extracurricular events and outside sporting activities.
    • YELLOW means the CDC lists this region of Arkansas at Moderate Risk. Masks are strongly encouraged during the school day, on school buses, and at extracurricular events.
    • GREEN means the CDC lists the region of Arkansas as Low Risk. Masks are optional if individuals choose to wear them. Our schools will follow normal business and operational patterns.

    The school district will publish the status on our website each week. If the information is not available, the previous week's status will stand.

               Mitigation Efforts 

    • The district will continue to use cleaning and sanitation protocols that were in place last year.
    • The district will continue to use health and safety protocols that were in place last year (Students must be fever/symptom free for 48 hours before returning to school, etc.).
    • The district will provide excused absences for students who are out due to COVID or quarantine with appropriate documentation.  Students will be allowed to keep up with work while out and make-up work when they return to school.
    • Visitors to campus will be limited to specific, education-related purposes. (ex. parent conference) We will monitor the data at the end of the first quarter and can hopefully adjust this if the numbers are good.  This does not apply to voluntary events such as Meet the Teacher Night, athletic events, music concerts, etc.

      Quarantine Procedures

    • The district will follow the same quarantine requirements as the end of last school year, as required by the state.
    • Fully-vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine if they remain symptom free.
    • Exposed indiividuals will not be required to quarantine if both the positive case and the exposed individual(s) were correctly wearing masks.
    • Quarantined individuals can return after 10 full days (day 11) or after 7 full days (day 8) with a negative COVID test on Day 5.
    • Individuals who have recovered from COVID within the last 90 days will not be required to quarantine, provided they do not develop symptoms.

      AAA COVID Guidelines for Student Athletes

    • CPSD athletes will continue to follow AAA Return to Play Protocol.

    • Notification & Reporting Procedures

    • The district will still be required to report positive cases and identify individuals for quarantine to the AR Health Department.
    • Schools will send out automated parent notifications if there is a positive case in a school/building.  Parents of affected students will receive a personal call from a school official. 
    • The district will track case and quarantine statistics and report the district data on our website.

      Other Procedures 

    • The district will be able to use virtual learning strategies if a school has to close temporarily; furthermore,  individual students who have to quarantine will access instruction via the learning management system. 
    • The district will encourage families to notify the school if their student has been fully vaccinated.  Nurses have a way to verify this information in the state vaccination database in possible quarantine situations.
    • The district will provide information to families about where they can get vaccinated, along with other parent resources, on our website.
    • The district will proactively and continuously communicate with parents/families regarding changes or new developments during this school year. 
    • Individuals waiting on COVID test results should remain at home until test results are confirmed.

      At-Home Quarantine Protocols for Students

    • All CPSD students will have a district-issued chromebook and assignments will be posted on Seesaw (K-4) and Schoology (5-12) for quarantined students.
    • There will not be Zooms, live teaching, or meetings with teachers.
    • These will be make-up assignments similar to what is used for inclement weather days or when students miss school for a non-covid-related illness. 

      Contingency Actions

    • Decisions to close a school or the district will be made in conjunction with guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
    • CPSD will continue to monitor/follow state guidance as provided.