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:
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.
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:
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
Active cases as of:
|Friday 5/28/2021||Active Positive Cases||Currently in Quarantine||Cleared from Quarantine||Recovered Positive Cases|
|Other (SPED, preschool, Ad Ed)||0||0||152||11|
|Total Student Cases||22||95||21,121||2,223|
|Positive cases by school||Last 14 days||Currently Quarantined||School Status||Threshold for closure|
|Bonneville High||Less than five||Less than five||In-person||32|
|Fremont High||Less than five||19||In-person||46|
|Weber Innovation||0||Less than five||In-person||30|
|North Ogden Jr. High||0||24||In-person||30|
|Orion Jr. High||0||0||In-person||30|
|Rocky Mountain Jr. High||0||0||In-person||30|
|Roy Jr. High||0||Less than five||In-person||30|
|Sand Ridge Jr. High||0||Less than five||In-person||30|
|Snowcrest||Less than five||0||In-person||30|
|South Ogden Jr. High||Less than five||0||In-person||30|
|T.H. Bell Jr. High||Less than five||Less than five||In-person||30|
|Wahlquist Jr. High||Less than five||Less than five||In-person||30|
* There are no elementary schools with more than 2 cases
* We only report exact numbers for schools with more than 5 cases
* This is the last report for the school year
Updated 4:00 PM on 5/28
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Weber Adult Education is the Adult and Community Education for Weber School District. Currently located on 12th Street just a few blocks east of Interstate 15, our offices are housed in the north end of the Two Rivers High School building. Weber Adult Ed offers various services and classes to help students and community learners further their educational goals and invest in their future. The adult education programs of Utah do not discriminate in its programs based on race, color, national origin, sex or disabilities.
Students 16 years of age and older are eligible to participate in programs offered through Adult and Community Education.
Students who are interested in participating in adult basic education, GED preparation and adult high school completion may contact the registrar at 801-476-3930, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Registration information is also available at our website: adulteducation.wsd.net.
Classes are offered at various sites throughout the Weber School District.
Available Educational Opportunities Include:
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Completion
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for English Language Learners (ELL).
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