As we get closer to the holidays, I wanted to share some resources and information with you. If you need help with food, gift assistance, or other items over the holidays, please contact one of the organizations on the attached document or reach out to Julie Boyer at (816) 248-2895. Mrs. Boyer’s organization has partnered with the district for several years to ensure families have their needs met.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Pleasant Hill High School
HS Launch Liaison
(816) 540-3111 X5507
Dear Strasburg Parents –
We are reaching out to you today to inform you that an individual at Strasburg C-3 has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been designated as a probable case. This individual was last present in the school on November 13, 2020.
The Strasburg School District has worked with the Cass County Health Department to identify close contacts of the confirmed case who should quarantine for 14 days. If a student or staff member has been determined to have been in close contact with this individual, you have already been contacted with further instructions. If you have not been contacted, there is nothing further you need to do at this time. Close contact is defined as fewer than 6 feet away for more than 15 minutes, regardless of face covering use per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The District is taking all precautions, consistent with the CDC and Cass County Health Department.
Due to privacy requirements, we cannot release the name of the individual or details that may identify them.
Quarantine should be viewed as another layer of protection for our students and families. Sending students and staff home due to potential exposure decreases the chance of spreading the virus in our schools. Students who are sent home can continue learning using SeeSaw (grades K-2) and Google Classroom (grades 3-8).
We need to be vigilant and exercise best practices to minimize the risk of COVID transmission inside and outside our schools. Physical distancing, wearing face coverings, avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently, staying home if you have symptoms of COVID, and following isolation or quarantine directions from the CCHD are commitments we need to continue to make as a community to reduce the risk of COVID transmission. These health and safety measures are essential for the continuation of in-person learning.
If you have any questions regarding COVID, you can contact the Cass County Health Department at 380-8425.
Strasburg C-3 School District
TO: Strasburg Families
SUBJECT: Calendar change and information about the Governor’s school mask mandate
The Board of Education has voted to extend its Winter Break to offer respite to staff and students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strasburg Schools will now close on December 18, 2020, at 12:30 pm. There will be no virtual or in-person classes on December 21st & 22nd. Classes will resume on January 5, 2021.
We know that the current conditions have left many of us feeling overwhelmed and stretched thin. Balancing social distancing and mask-wearing with a concentration on academics for in-seat and distance learning all while focusing on protecting health and safety is incredibly demanding.
Modified Guidance on Mask Use and Quarantine in K-12 Schools
At this time the Strasburg C-3 School District will continue with our original COVID Re-entry plan. With an increase of COVID-19 cases in Cass County, and in order to protect our staff and students, we do not feel that the new mask protocols are appropriate at this time. Students and staff that have an exposure will still be required to quarantine and work remotely for the 14 day incubation period.
If you have any questions, please contact the Strasburg C-3 Office directly at 816-680-3333.