District Updates Regarding COVID-19
After receiving information regarding a positive COVID-19 test at Cassville Middle School, Cassville R-IV School District, in conjunction with the Barry County Health Department, reports the following changes:
- SIXTH GRADE: Beginning, Thursday, September 17, all sixth grade students will transition to a virtual learning platform, or Engagement Level Three as outlined in our Return-to-Learn Plan.
- Sixth grade students will return to seated, in-person class on Tuesday, September 29, unless instructed otherwise by the health department. This is subject to change based on district and health department evaluation.
- While at Engagement Level Three, teachers will provide access to distance learning for all sixth grade students using Google Classroom. Teachers will be in contact with parents and students for assignments and more information.
- SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE: Students should report to school for seated, in-person learning unless contacted by the Barry County Health Department and instructed to quarantine.
If your child has been identified as a close contact to the person that has tested positive, you will be contacted directly. If the health department does not contact you directly, it has been determined you or your child were not directly exposed to a known positive case.
A close contact is identified as an individual that has been within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer within 2 days to a person with a positive case. Close contacts will be quarantined by the Barry County Health Department.
The health and safety of our Wildcat family and community members will remain our primary priority. The district will continue to work in partnership with the Barry County Health Department as we strive to follow the best protocols during this pandemic.
Return to Learn and ReEntry Plan: This guide is intended to provide an overview of focus areas. As wellness and Health Department Guidelines are updated, this plan may be amended.