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Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:20

Low Risk Test And Return

Low Risk Test and Return

A student, teacher, or staff member who was exposed at school to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 may return to work at a school or in-person learning if he or she meets ALL of the following:  

  1. The school verifies the student, teacher or staff member who was exposed and the person who tested positive were both wearing a face mask as defined by the State Public Health Order on masks in schools. 
  2. The quarantined student, teacher, or staff member has a negative COVID-19 test result (must be a PCR or antigen test, not an antibody test). The test result must be from at least 7 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive. 
  3. The student, teacher, or staff member does not have symptoms of COVID-19.

The Low Risk Test and Return protocol does not apply to students, teachers, staff, or settings that are exempt from the State Public Health Order on masks in schools. 

If the student, teacher, or staff member who was exposed meets ALL three criteria he or she may return to work, school or related activities, if the employee or the parents of the student choose. If the person does not meet ALL three criteria or chooses not to get tested, he or she should quarantine at home for 14 days from the last day of exposure. 

Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 and comes back to school must continue to watch for symptoms. If employees or students get symptoms, they should isolate at home and call their healthcare provider.

These guidelines only apply to exposures that occur at school. 

Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:16

New Quarantine Guidelines

On 10/8/2020, State Superintendent Dickson announced the following recommended adjustments to the state's quarantine guidelines. This new guidance is exclusive to exposures occurring at school. 

According to the new guidelines, "A student, teacher or staff member who was exposed at school to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 may return to work at school or in-person learning if he or she meets ALL of the following:

  1. The school verifies the student, teacher or staff member who was exposed and the person who tested positive were both wearing a face mask as defined by the State Public Health Order on masks in schools.
  2. The quarantined students, teacher or staff member has a negative COVID-19 test result (must be a PCR or antigen test, not an antibody test). The test result must be from at least 7 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive.
  3. The student, teacher, or staff member does not have symptoms of COVID-19."

It's important to note, this only applies to exposures that occur at school. Community, social, household and other types of exposures are still subject to the 14-day quarantine requirement.

Weber School District will begin following the state's new guidelines beginning Monday, November 2, 2020 (The start of 2nd term). The guidance does not apply to staff and students who are currently in quarantine.

It will be the responsibility of a student's parents to complete certain steps before a student will be considered eligible to return to school under these new guidelines. This includes completing all necessary paperwork, having their child tested, and submitting required documentation to the school's Point of Contact (POC). Testing will need to be done at an approved testing site since the district does not administer COVID-19 tests. 

As a reminder, if it can't be verified that the student, teacher or staff member who was exposed and the person who tested positive were both wearing a face mask during the exposure, the quarantine period will not be adjusted and will remain at 14 days.  

Although there may be times when masks aren't required under the public health order like during lunch, recess, PE, sporting events or other extracurricular activities, any student who is identified as potentially exposed in these situations where masks aren't being worn, will not be eligible to return early from the 14-day quarantine period. 

The district is in the process of hiring additional Point of Contacts (POCs), to assist our school nurses with the contact tracing process. Many of these new POCs should be place by November 2nd. This is part of the reason for the delay in implementing the proposed changes.

If a student, teacher or staff member is identified as potentially being exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the school environment, they will be contacted by a representative from the school who will inform them of the quarantine requirements, including the criteria outlined above.

Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:14

State Superintendent Letter

Colleagues,

At the request of many of our School Superintendents and Charter Directors, a school medical advisory group met and recommended adjustments to the 14 day quarantine.  The Utah Dept. of Health, under the direction of Governor Herbert, has approved the attached Low Risk Test and Return guidance.  The medical experts on the advisory group indicate that this aligns with the best medical practice of adjusting the intensity of intervention based on risk and consequences of overprescribing an intervention.  Key points aligned with this practice are:

  • Masks are effective at preventing transmission in classroom settings
  • This only applies to mask on mask exposure
  • Only applies to exposures that occurred in school
  • % of individuals who will develop symptoms do so on: 
    • Day 7 -75%, 
    • Day 9 - 90% 
    • Day 11- 95%
    • Testing picks up positive cases two days before symptoms onset; therefore, testing on day 7 means there is less than a 10% chance that an individual will contract after day 7
  • This is for individual exposures, and does not pertain to the threshold recommendations for classroom or school virtual learning

Your local health officers were instrumental in crafting and supporting this update and are ready and willing to assist. The Rapid tests (Abbot BinaxNOW) are still being distributed and your LHO will likely be the best source to know when and where the tests can be accessed.  The COVID-19 School Manual will be updated to reflect this change but the change takes effect immediately. 

We hope this updated guidance will both be an incentive for improved classroom mask wearing behaviors and expedite students getting back into school safely.

With appreciation for your leadership during this challenging time,

Sydnee Dickson, Ed.D.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
250 E. 500 S.
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
(801) 538-7510 W

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 11:12

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Friday, 11 September 2020 15:30

WSD Covid-19 Case Count

Active cases as of:

Friday 11/20/2020 Active Positive Cases Currently in Quarantine Cleared from Quarantine Recovered Positive Cases
Students 112 2399 4716 346
Employees (District-wide) 79 309 209 76
Total Cases 191 2708 4925 422
         
Breakdown (Students)        
Elementary 42 881 894 87
Secondary 70 1518 3822 259
Total Student Cases 112 2399 4716 346
         
Active cases by school Last 14 days Currently Quarantined School Status  
Bonneville High 12 77 In-person  
Fremont High 16 207 Online until 12/3  
Roy High 17 157 Online until 12/7  
Weber High 10 39 In-person  
North Ogden Jr. High 6 96 In-person  
Roy Jr. High 6 102 In-person  
Wahlquist 6 178 In-person  
Orion Less than 6 185 Online until 11/30  
Snowcrest Less than 6 94 Online until 11/23

*We only list schools with more than 5 active cases

 
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 11:04

How Do I Reset My Password

To reset your student password follow the steps below.

OPTION 1 - Self Reset

  1. Visit myweber.wsd.net
  2. Click "STUDENT Password Reset" (bottom left)
  3. Enter Student ID
  4. Enter Student Birthdate and Phone number on file

OPTION 2 - Call the School

The School can reset a student password.

Please also make sure to signed the AUP so that your account is not locked.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 00:16

Lunch Pick Up

School lunches are available for students that are flexible learning at home and students that are opting to attend Weber Schools online. Ordering will be open on Saturday prior to the coming week. You can order for the whole week or daily before 7:30 am for the day. Ordering will be done online through the parent portal. 

Order by Logging into the Parent portal.

  • Tool Menu
  • Grab-N-Go Meal request

Lunches will be available for pick up at the following “hub” locations: 

  • Weber Innovations for the Fremont Cone area
    1007 W. 12th Street Ogden, UT 84404
  • Orchard Springs for the Weber Cone
    3300 N. 975 W. Ogden, UT 84414
  • Roy Jr. High for the Roy Cone
    5400 S. 2100 W. Roy, UT 84067
  • Burch Creek for the Bonneville Cone
    4300 S. Madison Ogden, UT 84403

At the present time we are only offering lunch. 

Pickup will be at the time allocated online when ordering. 10:00-10:30 am will be the standard time to start picking up. When picking up a name will be required at the Point of Sale or a student ID can be used. This will allow the lunch to be charged to the student’s lunch account for eligibility purposes.

Thank you for your continued support.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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